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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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"We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier, they're able to then just provide the connection details and hook it up."

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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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"System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to system-to-user, where Zapier is helping to communicate to a user, that's a one-way communication. If that user has to perform some action on that notification, the action isn't handled by Zapier. So there's no way to orchestrate that and it's very cumbersome."

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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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"It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number of notifications or Zaps, as they call it, that you can program."

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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: We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier… more »
Top Answer: It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number… more »
Top Answer: The only thing that we find that could be better is system-to-user task automation. That's actually where we come in and what gives us work. System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to… more »
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Overview

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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Sample Customers
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
BuzzFeed, Groupon, Spotify, Columbia University, FOX
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm16%
Retailer10%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
REVIEWERS
Marketing Services Firm29%
Recruiting/Hr Firm29%
Leisure / Travel Company14%
Real Estate/Law Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Insurance Company5%
Healthcare Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise60%
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica, Microsoft, Talend and others in Data Integration Tools. Updated: September 2021.
536,053 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews while Zapier is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.4, while Zapier is rated 8.0. 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 Zapier writes "Streamlines our system-to-system task automation at the scale we need". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Zapier is most compared with Workato, AWS AppSync, Coupler.io, Mule Anypoint Platform and Matillion ETL.

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