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"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.""The partitioning and optimization to help enhance our development is a very valuable aspect of Informatica PowerCenter."

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"For report scheduling, I always prefer SAP because it has the most powerful scheduling features, like sending reports to more than 1,000 customers per day. That option is not as good in Microsoft BI and in Tableau it only exists as an add-on option.""What I like best about this solution is that it is built into the SAP line, making it easier to integrate with other SAP products."

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"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.""The multiple interfaces in Informatica PowerCenter are not great for the user experience. Because of this, I think it can cause confusion for any beginner developer."

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"The analytics part of SAP has not been that good up until now. They're still in the infant stage and development is still going on. SAP has some cloud analytics and they're trying to configure it in Lumira, but it's not that good at this point.""The interface can be simplified because it is not a user-friendly experience."

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"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.""The price of this solution is high.""Our client has purchased the license, and we are using it."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the monitoring tools and the reporting manager.
Top Answer: The price of this solution is high. With an interval of every couple of years, they upgrade to a new version and stop supporting the previous versions. At this point, you need to acquire a new… more »
Top Answer: Integrating new tools can be tricky and challenging.
Top Answer: What I like best about this solution is that it is built into the SAP line, making it easier to integrate with other SAP products.
Top Answer: I am not expert in this area. A well defined Problem and A well understood solution will help reduce the cost, get the best prices and choose the licensing model that avoids vendor lock-in.
Top Answer: There is a steep learning curve with SAP Analytic Cloud for others from Non-SAP world, compared to other cloud solutions like Azure, GCP, AWS etc. Access to SAP training labs are a challenge compared… more »
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Overview

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

SAP Analytics Hub simplifies access to analytics scattered across multiple heterogeneous environments. The solution recommends the best analytics to fit personalized needs and grants users with actionable insights without compromising agility.

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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
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Computer Software Company19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company32%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAP Analytics Hub and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 22 reviews while SAP Analytics Hub is ranked 29th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while SAP Analytics Hub is rated 7.6. 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 SAP Analytics Hub writes "Semantic layers help with real-time reporting, but analytics need work". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas SAP Analytics Hub is most compared with Alteryx, SAP Data Hub, SAP Analytics Cloud, Jedox and Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAP Analytics Hub report.

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