Informatica PowerCenter vs webMethods

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews vs webMethods which is ranked 1st in Other Data Integration and Access Tools with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "It can work with any kind of database, including NoSQL ones, but when a database object changes then object definitions do not get refreshed automatically". The top reviewer of webMethods writes "Integration Server and Universal messaging create an efficient development phase, enhance agility". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. webMethods is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus and Oracle Service Bus.
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Pros
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.Once you figure it out, it is a powerful and simple ETL tool. Its stability has been very satisfactory.

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Application integration, business process integration, and B2B partner integration are valuable. But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module integrates two business partners and exchanges data through electronic data interchange messages in the form of specific standards, without any manual process needed.I feel comfortable using this product with its ease of building interfaces for developers. This is a better integration tool for integrating with various applications like Oracle, Salesforce, mainframes, etc. It works fine in the integration of legacy software as well.Given that you have one integration API in place, it takes very minimal effort to scale it to any other application that might want to use the same. Its flow-based development environment is a breeze and makes it really easy to re-use most of the existing components and build up a new API.It’s fairly easy to view, move, and mange access across different components. Different component types are categorized and can be viewed in a web based administration console.I would say the core Web-based integrations work the best. They are the most efficient and robust implementations one can do with webMethods.Best feature is Insight for monitoring, and as a debugging tool. It has saved us a lot of time during crisis situations.​Broker and UM are the best features.Most of the work in our organization can be more easily done using the tool.

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Cons
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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When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that upgrade releases took care to support the lower-level versions of webMethods.The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.​Large file handling is pretty hard comparatively to other middleware tools.Business monitoring (BAM) needs improvement because the analytics and prediction module very often has performance problems.This product has too many gaps. You find them after update installations. This should be covered by automatic testing.In terms of scale, I would give it a four out of 10.This product is for larger companies. Compared to TIBCO I think webMethods is better in terms of ease of use and support.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cost could be improved.We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.

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Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing model for every client.Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of materials.Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.It is worth the cost.Initialy good pricing and good, if it comes to Enterprise license agreements.

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Overview

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

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankFujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, GTA, CosmosDirekt
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Retailer
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Hospitality Company
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Financial Services Firm
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University
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Healthcare Company
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19%
Comms Service Provider
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Energy/Utilities Company
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Transportation Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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