Anonymous UserData Architecture/Management at a consultancy
Anonymous UserBI Analyst DW Architect at a mining and metals company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I found the initial setup very easy."
"I like the data vault implementations."
"The most valuable feature is the metadata generated code."
"WhereScape is really helpful in terms of architecture data. Everything is one of automation. Two people can do thousands of tables in one day or two. It saves a lot of time."
"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."
"The solution can be a little more user-friendly on enterprise-level where people use it."
"Customization could be better."
"Project-based searching of data objects in the data warehouse browser needs to be improved."
"Technical support isn't the best."
"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."
"Our company purchased a corporate unlimited license."
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WhereScape is data warehouse software that automates the Data Warehouse lifecycle. From implementation to maintenance, WhereScape will ensure your data warehouse projects are completed up to 5x faster than manual coding.
Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews while WhereScape RED is ranked 20th in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.4, while WhereScape RED is rated 7.8. 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 WhereScape RED writes "Quick to set up, flexible, and stable". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and Informatica Data Integration Hub, whereas WhereScape RED is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL, Talend Open Studio and AWS Glue. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. WhereScape RED report.
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