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Pros
"The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage.""In the end, you have structured, proper data for use in an integrated BI solution.""The features I find most valuable is that the solution is very user-friendly and the graphical design is very easy to understand.""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 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."

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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
"As a connector to big data, it is not well developed. We've had problems connecting Informatica with Hadoop. The functionality to connect Informatica with Hadoop, for me it's not good.""Integration with Artificial Intelligence would benefit this solution.""I would like to see an improvement in the digital adoption.""The licensing cost for Informatica is very high. Other all-in-one solutions have much lower prices than Informatica.""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."

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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."

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"Our company purchased a corporate unlimited license."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Informatica PowerCenter is very good for integrating a huge amount of data in a very short duration, such as a minute. It is also very easy to use. After you provide the source and the target,… more »
Top Answer: Our client has purchased the license, and we are using it.
Top Answer: Its scalability can be improved. It is not scalable.
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 Company19%
Financial Services Firm15%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company7%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
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Healthcare Company25%
University25%
Manufacturing Company17%
Non Profit8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Insurance Company9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise62%
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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: July 2021.
521,189 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 21 reviews while WhereScape RED is ranked 21st in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.2, 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, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica Data Integration Hub, whereas WhereScape RED is most compared with SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Talend Open Studio, Matillion ETL and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. WhereScape RED report.

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