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Pros
"Good interface, reasonable documentation.""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."

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"The features that I like the most are the simplicity of the interface, and the ability to quickly develop with a predefined component.""The most valuable feature is integration.""They're very competitive in terms of performance, which is a good selling point. It has very rich features. It provides a very rich feature set in the application.""The basic tools are easy to pick up and understand.""Talend Studio has the ability to connect to almost anything to integrate data from files, databases, web services, etc.""I think Talend is one of the easiest tools for faster implementation compared to other tools."

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Cons
"Lacks ability to calculate cost of the product.""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."

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"They lack in memory capacity.""Performance and speed could be improved.""Including either XML or JSON in the next release would definitely be a good transformation. I'm not sure if Talend has that feature, but it's one of those requirements that we are working around and have to do some parsing of XML so this could make it easier.""Once you get past the basic tools, it gets pretty complicated.""The documentation from version to version could be more accurate.""The stability is good, but the performance is slower when I work on a huge amount of data."

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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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"License renewal is on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: My experience with both of these tools is that differences are not that meaningful. Informatica has nicer UI but that's it. For 95% of projects one will not feel a difference nor from a… more »
Top Answer: Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.
Top Answer: There are two products I know about * TimeXtender : Microsoft based, Transformation logic is quiet good and can easily be extended with T-SQL , Has a semantic layer that generates metat data for… more »
Top Answer: They're very competitive in terms of performance, which is a good selling point. It has very rich features. It provides a very rich feature set in the application.
Top Answer: Clients are looking for options. Before using Talend, when I was building Informatica and DataStage, they both were the "big bucks" kind of data integration and clients are desperate for deep-dive… more »
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Overview

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

Talend offers robust data integration in an open and scalable architecture to maximize its value to your business. Simple, graphical tools and wizards get you up and running quickly with native code generation that streamlines development.
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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankAccent Group, Acticall, Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC, Car & Boat Media, Cdiscount.com
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Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
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Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company44%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise78%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Data Management Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews while Talend Data Management Platform is ranked 9th in Data Integration Tools with 7 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while Talend Data Management Platform is rated 8.4. 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 Talend Data Management Platform writes "Feature rich, easy to use, and easy to understand ". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Talend Data Management Platform is most compared with SAP Data Services, Qlik Replicate, Talend Open Studio, StreamSets and HVR Software. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Data Management Platform report.

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