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Pros
"The most valuable features are the dynamic reading of the file metadata profile, and the ability to define business rules that are used to verify and validate the uploaded files.""Technical support is great. It's one of the reasons we really like them. When you compare support from IBM and support from Informatica, Informatica is much better.""The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage.""In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.""The features I find most valuable is that the solution is very user-friendly and the graphical design is very easy to understand.""Technical support, and their approach is good. They have a support portal and support tickets. If you open a ticket it has multiple levels of severity from level one to very high or critical.""The most complex task, in this case, was to read and transform BLOB data, and Java transformation in Informatica Power Center was a great solution.""The most valuable feature is the new Data Lake feature, which provides the basic capabilities needed."

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"From a technical perspective, this is an excellent product.""It enables us to transform data at the latest stage rather than in ETL loads, so it's more ELT which is one of the advantages. It is also in near real-time, which brings significant advantage for our embedded analytics approach."

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"The developer tool documentation can be enhanced with a more clear explanation of each utility, accompanied by relevant examples, so that developers are able to create programs with ease.""Now they are migrating to a new version, and they have something that is called Informatica Developer. Previously, they just had PowerCenter. Now, when they move everything to Informatica Developer it's not as good or stable like it was when it was PowerCenter, though it has some nice features. This Developer tool could be better.""As a connector to big data, it is not well developed. We've had problems connecting Informatica with Hadoop. The functionality to connect Informatica with Hadoop, for me it's not good.""Integration with Artificial Intelligence would benefit this solution.""I would like to see an improvement in the digital adoption.""The licensing cost for Informatica is very high. Other all-in-one solutions have much lower prices than Informatica.""Include more instruments for LOGs analysis, interpretation, and job corrections.""I found it is kind of weird that not all of the mapping changes are treated as true changes."

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"Support-wise, this solution is in need of improvement.""In the next release, I would like to see closer integration with data catalyst."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Price-wise, it's more expensive than SSIS, but it's a better tool, so it has more features. Licensing is on a yearly basis.""Its maintenance is expensive.""It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions.""We are satisfied with the pricing.""I consider this to be an expensive product.""It is for big enterprises. We have leveraged Informatica for big enterprises but not for small and medium enterprises because it is a very costly product as compared to other products. We propose this solution only for enterprise customers. For small to medium enterprises, we would propose the Microsoft solution. Its licensing is currently bundle-wise. It should be features-wise and not bundle-wise."

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Top Answer: Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.
Top Answer: Integration between different applications, such as Hospital Information Systems built on AS400 and in-house legacy. It is old data structure file based as opposed to relational. Therefore, it was… more »
Top Answer: It enables us to transform data at the latest stage rather than in ETL loads, so it's more ELT which is one of the advantages. It is also in near real-time, which brings significant advantage for our… more »
Top Answer: We have technical people who work with it. I do not have a lot of feedback to provide at this stage. We want to implement a data lake but that's at the second stage to be integrated with the other… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case is to transform and modernize our analytics environment and modernize the data pipelines.
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Overview

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

Qlik Replicate empowers organizations to accelerate data real-time replication, ingestion and streaming via change data capture, across a wide range of heterogeneous databases, data warehouses and data lake platforms.

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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
American Cancer Society, Fanzz, SM Retail, Smart Modular, Tangerine Bank, Wellcare
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
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Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews while Qlik Replicate is ranked 14th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Qlik Replicate is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "A stable, scalable, and mature solution for complex transformations and data integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Qlik Replicate writes "A stable solution that performs well and can handle terabytes of data". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Qlik Replicate is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, HVR Software, AWS Database Migration Service, Qlik Compose and SSIS. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Qlik Replicate report.

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