Informatica PowerCenter vs Pentaho Data Integration

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews vs Pentaho Data Integration which is ranked 2nd in Other Data Integration and Access Tools with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "It can work with any kind of database, including NoSQL ones, but when a database object changes then object definitions do not get refreshed automatically". The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Simple to install and simple to use and helps us mine, clean, and arrange terabytes of data". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Informatica PowerCenter and StreamSets.
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Pros
Reusable definition of data sources and the out-of-the-box availability of a large number maplets for common transformation functions.Easy, scalable, robust platform to integrate heterogeneous source platform's data into the unified data warehouse.UI-based ability to create data mapping.Good product if you are trying implement data quality, data integration, and data management projects.The ability to scale through partitions helped us to improve the performance.Once you figure it out, it is a powerful and simple ETL tool. Its stability has been very satisfactory.

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It has improved our data integration capabilities​.Provides a good open source option.It's very simple compared to other products out there.Data transformation within Pentaho is a nice feature that they have and that I value.

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Cons
While Informatica is great for data-integration, it does not have any analytics features. Thus, organizations have to always look for another product for their BI needs.There can be scalability issues. Huge amounts of data ingestion will impact performance.We had stability issues, mostly with JVM size.We had to take on a large volume of data from the legacy Sybase system. This was taking a very long time, i.e., more than a day. We were trying to improve it with partitions to gpload, but we were told that we can't go more than four partitions.The UI is outdated and old-fashioned, at least in our current version. Also, we have experienced some stability issues with the Workflow Monitor application.

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​There is not a data quality or MDM solution in the Pentaho DI suite.​​I could not connect to our Hadoop environment in an easy and flexible way, and it was important to scale our data warehouse​.​I work with the Community Edition, therefore I do not have support. There was an issue that I could not resolve with community support.​One thing that I don't like, just a little, is the backward compatibility.I would like to see more improvements with AS400 DB2.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cost could be improved.We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.

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There is a good open source option (Community Edition)​.

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Overview

Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate Institute
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Healthcare Company
22%
Financial Services Firm
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Hospitality Company
11%
Government
11%
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Financial Services Firm
22%
University
13%
Healthcare Company
10%
Comms Service Provider
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Healthcare Company
20%
Comms Service Provider
20%
University
20%
Transportation Company
10%
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Financial Services Firm
19%
University
14%
Media Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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