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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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"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."

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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 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."

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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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"Our company purchased a corporate unlimited license."

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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: I like the data vault implementations.
Top Answer: Customization could be better. When you need to modify or write some custom code, it can get a little messy. Performance can also be better. It would be nice to have synchronicity when integrating… more »
Top Answer: I used WhereScape RED to do a proof of concept and understand how it worked.
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Overview

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

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.

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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
British American Tobacco, Cornell University, Allianz Benelux, Finnair, Solarwinds and many more.
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%
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Healthcare Company25%
University25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Non Profit8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance 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 Business21%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. WhereScape RED and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
533,638 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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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