Compare Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAS Data Management

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews while SAS Data Management is ranked 14th in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 7.8, while SAS Data Management is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "Assists us with integration as we migrate from on-premise to cloud, but it needs a performance analyzer". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Data Management writes "Stable data management and analysis and has a myriad of features". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Informatica PowerExchange and Azure Data Factory, whereas SAS Data Management is most compared with Palantir Gotham, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, Ab Initio Co>Operating System, SSIS and Mule Anypoint Platform. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. SAS Data Management report.
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Pros
Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.The partitioning and optimization to help enhance our development is a very valuable aspect of Informatica PowerCenter.The most valuable feature is the new Data Lake feature, which provides the basic capabilities needed.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.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 features I find most valuable is that the solution is very user-friendly and the graphical design is very easy to understand.In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage.

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If you compare it to SQL, the memory and development times are very quick.The technical support is excellent.The solution is very stable. We haven't faced any issues with glitches or bugs. We haven't had any crashes.This is an established product with powerful data analysis and varied options for user entry points.

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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.I found it is kind of weird that not all of the mapping changes are treated as true changes.Include more instruments for LOGs analysis, interpretation, and job corrections.The licensing cost for Informatica is very high. Other all-in-one solutions have much lower prices than Informatica.I would like to see an improvement in the digital adoption.Integration with Artificial Intelligence would benefit this solution.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.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.

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We find we often have to go back and re-train users when there are changes made to the solution because the changes are not intuitive.With SAS Data Management, you have to purchase an external driver, configure all of the tables for all of the data that you will extract from Salesforce. It's not a straightforward process.The pricing of the solution needs to be improved. They need to work to make it more affordable.Very little needs to improve but perhaps a nicer graphic interface and remaining competetive in the growing field of data analytics.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Its maintenance is expensive.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.

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While it is even free for personal use on the cloud, it can be expensive for desktop installations and enterprise use.

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Overview

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

Every decision, every business move, every successful customer interaction - they all come down to high-quality, well-integrated data. If you don't have it, you don't win. SAS Data Management is an industry-leading solution built on a data quality platform that helps you improve, integrate and govern your data.

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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankData Management, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Absa, Aegon, Allianz Global Corporate & SpecialtyAusgrid, Bank of Queensland, Bell, BMC Software, Canada Post, Ceska pojistovna, Chantecler, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Cr_dito y Cauciā€¹n, Delaware State Police, Deutsche Lufthansa, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, DSM, Enerjisa, ERGO Insurance Group, Florida Department of Corrections, Generali Hellas, Gitanjali Group, Gloucestershire Constabulary, GS Home Shopping, HealthPartners, IAG New Zealand, iJET, Invacare, Livzon Pharmaceutical Group, Los Angeles County, Miami Herald Media Company, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Nippon Paper, North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services, Orlando Magic, OTP Group, PITT OHIO, Plano Independent School District, RWE Poland, Spanish Air Force, Stockholm County Council, Telus, The Travel Corporation, Transitions Optical, Triad Analytic Solutions, UNIQA, US Census Bureau, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, West Midlands Police, XS Inc., Zenith Insurance
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Software R&D Company44%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise44%
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