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Pros
"The most valuable features are the metadata repository and the data warehouse application console.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is the metadata generated code.""I found the initial setup very easy."

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Cons
"The only problem with this product is the level of complexity with the number of levels of transformation that you have to go through.""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."

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"Project-based searching of data objects in the data warehouse browser needs to be improved.""The solution can be a little more user-friendly on enterprise-level where people use it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions.""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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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: The most valuable feature is the metadata generated code.
Top Answer: Project-based searching of data objects in the data warehouse browser needs to be improved. When processing stage (work) tables if there are a lot then one has to scroll through a larger list. There… more »
Top Answer: My primary use case is Data Warehouse & Mart Development plus data integration and content generation applications. We operate in many environments including Teradata, Oracle, & SQL Server.
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Overview

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

WhereScape RED is data warehouse software to help build data warehouses faster. But it is more than that. It also helps you to build data warehouses that are easy to support, change and extend. It is an integrated development environment, or IDE, especially designed to build great data warehouses faster in SQL Server, Teradata, DB2 and Oracle.
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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, RabobankJersey Electricity, Man Group Plc, Learning Care Group, First Data, Hunter Douglas, The City of Shoreline, ASB
Top Industries
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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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Healthcare Company30%
University30%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Government10%
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Computer Software Company35%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise74%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. WhereScape RED and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 13 reviews while WhereScape RED is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, while WhereScape RED is rated 8.0. 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 WhereScape RED writes "Automation tool - spend less time writing code". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with SSIS, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Azure Data Factory and Oracle GoldenGate, whereas WhereScape RED is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Matillion ETL, Talend Open Studio and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. WhereScape RED report.

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