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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 debugging capabilities are great, particularly during data flow execution. You can look into the data and see what's going on in the pipeline.""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."

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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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"It should have other programming languages supported as well from a scripting perspective. Currently, only C# and VB.NET are supported, which limits it to .NET. It should have Java support as well.""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."

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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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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: Product recommendation depends on the business requirement and use case. Both are good products and well established in the market. Parameters to look for at the time of product selection : 1)… more »
Top Answer: There are two products I know about * TimeXtender : Microsoft based, Transformation logic is quiet good and can easily be extended with T-SQL , Has a semantic layer that generates metat data for… more »
Top Answer: Check out my review where I lay out the pros and cons. https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/ssis-review-30205-by-garym
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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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Computer Software Company40%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company8%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Retailer9%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company8%
Government7%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise88%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerExchange vs. SSIS and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while SSIS is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Informatica PowerExchange is rated 8.2, while SSIS is rated 7.6. 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 SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Qlik Replicate, Oracle GoldenGate, SAP Process Orchestration and Informatica Cloud Data Integration, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Talend Open Studio, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Pentaho Data Integration. See our Informatica PowerExchange vs. SSIS report.

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