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"This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours.""Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation.""The user interface and user experience are perfectly all right.""Mainstream integration and real-time integration are the best features.""The transformation work called for Informatica PowerExchange. It was easy to work with this and very stable.""Overall, it's a good tool. It's currently number one on the market. It pretty much has all the necessary capabilities to pull the incremental data from the source system, technically speaking.""The most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources.""The data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature."

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"The most valuable part of SAS/ACCESS is what it is made for: connecting to remote systems that are not part of your physical SAS environment."

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"I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms.""Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,""Informatica is very expensive in all aspects, so the pricing is something that could be improved.""Real-time has not been enhanced that much over the past few years. There has not been as many features added like they did before.""Integration with the largest number of databases and other systems would be important.""The one place where it could be improved is definitely pricing. That's a very big problem. It depends product to product, but pricing is an issue.""Technical support can be improved with respect to delays in ticket response time.""The solution needs better integration with other tools."

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"The pricing model needs to be reconsidered and adjusted."

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"The pricing model is complex and is based on modular packages as well as the size of the applicable environment."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours.
Top Answer: With Informatica PowerExchange it's all about capacity. If you are increasing the processing power, you need to buy additional licenses. So, for example, if you have traffic to be integrated and you… more »
Top Answer: I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms.
Top Answer: The most valuable part of SAS/ACCESS is what it is made for: connecting to remote systems that are not part of your physical SAS environment.
Top Answer: The cost for this SAS product depends heavily on the environment. It is a staged pricing model and it varies quite a bit. You have to pay for each type of platform that you want to connect to. So if I… more »
Top Answer: The primary way that this product can be improved is by adjusting their pricing model. Their product is a little expensive. It is sometimes hard for people to justify it. It does give you access to… more »
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PowerExchange, ConnectorsSAS/Access
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Overview

Informatica PowerExchange Connectors provides high performance, out-of-the-box connectivity without having to develop custom data access programs.

SAS/ACCESS is an out-of-the-box solution for integrating SAS and third-party databases. You can read, write and update data regardless of the database or platform. Because the data appears native to SAS, there is no need to learn Structured Query Language (SQL) or any other database-specific query languages.
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ACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State UniversityLos Angeles County, West Midlands Police, Credit Guarantee Corporation, Canada Post, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
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Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while SAS Access is ranked 17th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Informatica PowerExchange is rated 8.2, while SAS Access is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerExchange writes "Offers data in real-time using CDC concepts but it should be more flexible ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAS Access writes "Connect databases and create access to simplify complex processes with this powerful tool". Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Qlik Replicate, Oracle GoldenGate, SSIS and SAP Process Orchestration, whereas SAS Access is most compared with Toad Data Point, Talend Open Studio, Mule Anypoint Platform, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Matillion ETL.

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