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Pros
"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.""If the systems get migrated or upgraded, the amount of resources required are very minimal. We can change the connections and establish a new connection. It's very helpful."

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"Talend Studio has the ability to connect to almost anything to integrate data from files, databases, web services, etc.""The basic tools are easy to pick up and understand.""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 most valuable feature is integration.""The features that I like the most are the simplicity of the interface, and the ability to quickly develop with a predefined component.""I like the way that you can use the context variables, and how you can work those context variables to give you values and settings for every development environment, such as PROD, TEST, and DEV."

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Cons
"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.""The documentation could be improved."

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"The documentation from version to version could be more accurate.""Once you get past the basic tools, it gets pretty complicated.""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.""Performance and speed could be improved.""They lack in memory capacity.""I would like to sync a project and do an upload from that current version, and then from GitLab, be able to download the latest one."

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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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"License renewal is on a yearly basis.""The pricing is a little higher than what I had expected, but it's comparable with I-PASS competitors."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Deployment was simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: Licensing costs are excessive and pose an obstacle to someone who lacks familiarity with the solution and wishes to have a proper understanding of it.
Top Answer: An issue which should be addressed is that the solution only allows us to do structured, as opposed to unstructured, data processing. Also, the EPA related data processing should be improved… more »
Top Answer: What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract data.
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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, Rabobank
Accent Group, Acticall, Allianz Global Investors Distributors LLC, Car & Boat Media, Cdiscount.com
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Retailer10%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Data Management Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,114 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews while Talend Data Management Platform is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 6 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.4, while Talend Data Management Platform is rated 8.2. 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 Talend Data Management Platform writes "User-friendly, stable, and handles different context variables well". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Talend Data Management Platform is most compared with Talend Data Fabric, SAP Data Services, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Open Studio. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Data Management Platform report.

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