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"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.""Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.""Good interface, reasonable documentation.""The most valuable features are the metadata repository and the data warehouse application console.""What I like the most is that we have to deal with less while writing the queries."

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"The user interface is ok.""It is a powerful product with a broad range of features.""The HANA database, which is very fast, is a valuable feature.""The reporting on the data, even from third-party software, is very good.""The maintenance of data services is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the logging capability.""The solution offers very good integration capabilities.""Its integration capabilities and the data migration capabilities are the most valuable. It is very good for SAP and non-SAP tools. It has very good integration with SAP, but it also has the capabilities to connect to other systems. We find it very helpful and stable."

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Cons
"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.""Lacks ability to calculate cost of the product.""The only problem with this product is the level of complexity with the number of levels of transformation that you have to go through.""I would like to see it be able to import data from NoSQL.""We need another tool for monitoring. It would be easier if all the features were consolidated into one tool."

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"The initial setup is complex.""Newer feature integration is lagging behind the company acquisitions and the product could do more to service a broader range of devices.""Integration with other products could be improved.""The solution should offer more machine learning and automation.""The pricing of the solution should be improved.""The interface is not quite user-friendly and is in need of improvement.""There should be some kind of enhancement that can be done on the admin side of certain sites where we can assign the roles and responsibilities. We should be able to control who is using the tool and how.""The skillset of data engineers matters a bit to use all the functionality of this solution. Otherwise, the delivery speed won't be faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The solution is in the middle price range compared to other solutions."

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"Pricing is good, there is no problem.""The pricing is a little high to make the product more competetive in the marketplace.""Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us.""The price is very reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Informatica PowerCenter is very good for integrating a huge amount of data in a very short duration, such as a minute. It is also very easy to use. After you provide the source and the target,… more »
Top Answer: Our client has purchased the license, and we are using it.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be improved. It is not scalable.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.
Top Answer: Dealing with the REST API is not easy with Data Services. It is mandatory to have a WADL file and it is difficult to find this file and set it up. I would like to see a better connection with the API… more »
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SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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Overview

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

You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAP® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
EMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm18%
Computer Software Company18%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
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Manufacturing Company27%
Religious Institution9%
Comms Service Provider9%
University9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAP Data Services and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
524,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 18 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 8th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.4, while SAP Data Services 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 Data Services writes "Helps us to collect and analyze data and has enabled us to increase our product line ". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Mule Anypoint Platform, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Palantir Foundry, SSIS, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and SAP Data Hub. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAP Data Services report.

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