Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Informatica PowerCenter has been implementing mapping design, data flow, and workflow execution for years.
It reduces a lot of legacy coding.
It works with any multi-databases, so it works with Sybase, SQL Server. Also, the performance is really good and it is easy to use.
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.
The connection between Facebook lead forms and MailChimp integrations is the most valuable feature.
The ability to connect web applications to trigger actions in another app after having enriched, formatted, delayed, grouped, and filtered is really valuable for many businesses.
Integrated Reporting service should be more smoothly transitioned from view to function to be in sync with the main design.
The initial setup is not straightforward. You need expertise to do it.
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The UI is outdated and old-fashioned, at least in our current version.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.
Some apps are not available yet. For instance, a connection with Joomla! would be great. In general, all the most-used apps are available, but I bumped into Joomla! with a client.
Being able to share Zaps and organize them with teammates would allow sharing and refining scenarios and even combining steps that require different people's credentials.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is a one time cost. But maintenance costs depend on what you want, how long you need it. Maintenance is a kind of insurance. With health insurance, you don't know whether you will get sick or need to go to hospital or not but you have to have insurance. It's the same thing with support. If you have that expertise in resolving issues, if you have enough experience in your IT department, I would say you don't need the support. But in practice, they recommend you go with the support. If you want support you have to pay for it.
Cost could be improved.
We have found the pricing very cost-effective. The licensing is CPU and data source-based.
Think your Zaps through to make sure you don't use more Zaps than you need.
There is a free plan that is, of course, limited. However, it allows you to understand and check true scenarios for a while.
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Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.
Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.
An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.
Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.
Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.
Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.
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