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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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"The solution offers very good data manipulation and loading.""The solution is very stable."

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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 transform tool has limited access. They should make it more flexible.""So I would like to see improved integration with other software."

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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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SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server, Enterprise Data Integration Server
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Overview

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

SAS Data Integration Server is a powerful, configurable and comprehensive solution that can meet a wide variety of data integration requirements, from small tactical projects to strategic business initiatives. It can access virtually all data sources, support data warehousing, migration, synchronization, federation and provisioning initiatives. It can support both batch-oriented and real-time master data management solutions. It can create reusable data integration services in support of service-oriented architectures and data governance and extract, cleanse, transform, conform, aggregate, load and manage data.
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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%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Large Enterprise60%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAS Data Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 22 reviews while SAS Data Integration Server is ranked 33rd in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while SAS Data Integration Server is rated 7.0. 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 SAS Data Integration Server writes "Enables us to maintain customer data, policy, and products but it should have better integration into other software". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas SAS Data Integration Server is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Talend Open Studio and Palantir Foundry. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAS Data Integration Server report.

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