Compare Informatica PowerExchange vs. SSIS

Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 18th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews while SSIS is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Informatica PowerExchange is rated 7.6, while SSIS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerExchange writes "Good connectivity to legacy data sources, but it needs better implements for working with big data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Qlik Replicate and Oracle GoldenGate, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Open Studio.
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The most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources.The data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature.

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Built in reports show package execution and messages. Logging can also be customized so only what is needed is logged. There is also an excellent logging replacement called BiXpress that provides both historical and real-time monitoring which is more efficient and much more robust than the built-in logging capabilities. And none of this requires custom coding to make it useful unlike many other ETL tools.The most valuable features of this solution are the fast insert and fuzzy logic matching.This solution is easy to implement, has a wide variety of connectors, has support for Visual Basic, and supports the C language.The initial setup of this solution is very straightforward.The setup is straightforward. It's very easy to install.With this solution, there is the potential to expand, so that you can immediately write code onto the SQL server.The workflow features have been very valuable. You can have automated workflows and all the steps are controlled. The workflow functionality of integration services is excellent.It has a drag and drop feature that makes it easy to use. It has a good user experience because it takes into account your most-used tools and they're lined up nicely so you can just drag and drop without looking too far. It also integrates nicely with Microsoft.

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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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You have to write push down join & lookup SQL to the database yourself via stored procedures or use of the SQL Task to get very high performance. That said, this is a common complaint for nearly all ETL tools on the market and those that offer an alternative such as Informatica offer them at a very expensive add-on price.Generic processes should be used instead of custom code for each table.Tuning using this solution requires extensive expertise to improve performance.The performance of this solution is not as good as other tools in the market.Video training would be a helpful addition.The solution should work on the GPU, graphical processing unit. There should also be piping integration available.It needs more integration tools, so you can connect to different sources.There were some issues when we tried to connect it to data storage. It was a connection issue.

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t's incredibly cost effective, easy to learn the basics quickly (although like all ETL tools requires the traditional learning curve to get good at) and has an immense user base.This solution is included with the MSSQL server package.My advice is to look at what your configuration will be because most companies have their own deals with Microsoft.This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers.

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PowerExchange, ConnectorsSQL Server Integration Services
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Overview

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

SSIS is a package is an organized collection of connections, control flow elements, data flow elements, event handlers, variables, parameters, and configurations, that you assemble using either the graphical design tools that SQL Server Integration Services provides, or build programmatically. You then save the completed package to SQL Server, the SSIS Package Store, or the file system, or you can deploy the ssISnoversion project to the SSIS server. The package is the unit of work that is retrieved, executed, and saved.
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ACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State UniversityPKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
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Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company9%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Healthcare Company12%
Retailer12%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company8%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise90%
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