Informatica PowerCenter vs. TIBCO BusinessWorks

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 6 reviews vs TIBCO BusinessWorks which is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "Works with any multi-database, reduces legacy coding, and is easy to use". The top reviewer of TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "XML to JSON transformations, out-of-the-box, help to build REST services". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Talend Open Studio, Denodo and Mule Anypoint Platform.
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Informatica PowerCenter has been implementing mapping design, data flow, and workflow execution for years.It reduces a lot of legacy coding.It works with any multi-databases, so it works with Sybase, SQL Server. Also, the performance is really good and it is easy to use.Reusable definition of data sources and the out-of-the-box availability of a large number maplets for common transformation functions.Easy, scalable, robust platform to integrate heterogeneous source platform's data into the unified data warehouse.UI-based ability to create data mapping.Good product if you are trying implement data quality, data integration, and data management projects.The ability to scale through partitions helped us to improve the performance.

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Customer support is very efficient.The OSGI console is available to debug different issues and get low level informations on the applications development, like bundle, dependencies, etc.BusinessWorks reduces development time, helping developers to focus on business logic.The Business Studio interface based on SCA Standards helps to show the business logic at first look and improve code maintenance.XML to JSON transformations, out-of-the-box, helps to build REST services.

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Integrated Reporting service should be more smoothly transitioned from view to function to be in sync with the main design.The initial setup is not straightforward. You need expertise to do it.While Informatica is great for data-integration, it does not have any analytics features. Thus, organizations have to always look for another product for their BI needs.There can be scalability issues. Huge amounts of data ingestion will impact performance.We had stability issues, mostly with JVM size.We had to take on a large volume of data from the legacy Sybase system. This was taking a very long time, i.e., more than a day. We were trying to improve it with partitions to gpload, but we were told that we can't go more than four partitions.The UI is outdated and old-fashioned, at least in our current version. Also, we have experienced some stability issues with the Workflow Monitor application.

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A possible improvement could be to give the capability to use different profiles for each AppNode when an application is deployed on an AppSpace.Improve Business Studio's stability to further minimize development time.

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Licensing is a one time cost. But maintenance costs depend on what you want, how long you need it. Maintenance is a kind of insurance. With health insurance, you don't know whether you will get sick or need to go to hospital or not but you have to have insurance. It's the same thing with support. If you have that expertise in resolving issues, if you have enough experience in your IT department, I would say you don't need the support. But in practice, they recommend you go with the support. If you want support you have to pay for it.Cost could be improved.We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.

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

TIBCO BusinessWorks allows to connect applications, whether on-premises or in the cloud, providing proven reliability and scalability, out-of-the-box. With a drag-and-drop graphical development environment, TIBCO BusinessWorks eliminates the pain and cost of point-to-point application integration, connecting and unifying business processes across applications, data sources, and APIs, with access to real-time data across all your platforms.
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