Anonymous UserOBIEE Developer at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources."
"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 transformation work called for Informatica PowerExchange. It was easy to work with this and very stable."
"Mainstream integration and real-time integration are the best features."
"The user interface and user experience are perfectly all right."
"Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation."
"This product is easy to install and it can be done in a few hours."
"The solution is very scalable. It can handle a lot. We have encryption plus integration servers running on that platform currently."
"The solution is stable. We haven't had any serious technical issues."
"It is user friendly, it's not complex."
"The most valuable features are the stability and the time to market."
"The most valuable part of the solution is the ease-of-use and ease of deployment."
"The most important thing is that it is easy for developers to work with."
"It is very stable. It is a market leader, and it has connectors to many of the legacy systems. It also has enterprise cloud connectors."
"The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool."
"The solution needs better integration with other tools."
"Technical support can be improved with respect to delays in ticket response time."
"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."
"Integration with the largest number of databases and other systems would be important."
"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."
"Informatica is very expensive in all aspects, so the pricing is something that could be improved."
"Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,"
"I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms."
"Technical support is average. It's not the best."
"I'd like to see a new cloud approach in the next release. They need to work on integrations, stability and management issues on their cloud platform."
"They don't support out of the box - you have to buy adapters or you have to have the technology."
"There are not many plugins available to integrate the databases. We have to write it in Java and integrate it. The developers should have more knowledge. These are the three main aspects that they could improve."
"The container-based image is too large and this makes auto-scaling difficult."
"The cost of this product is too expensive for smaller companies or those with a small number of integrations."
"Its price can be improved. For medium enterprises, it is a very expensive tool. In the market, you won't get many resources for this solution. You won't find many developers in the market very easily. The latest version of TIBCO (6.4 or 6.x) is not very stable. It has got many issues. We have raised this with TIBCO, and they are taking a lot of time to come up with a fix, which is making us move away from this product. Some of the performance-tuning aspects are also missing in version 6. They should provide performance-related fixes, which will be helpful for the customers. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The product has evolved, but it is very pricey. That's one of the challenges. They have provided all the features that are there in other products, but this is a platform upgrade. The platform has completely been changed from 5.x to 6.x, and we can't use the same environment. We can't run both versions on the same server as VM. The development environment is entirely different. In version 5.x, there was a proprietary designer. Now, it has common plug-ins developed on top of Eclipse."
"The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable. It has a steep learning curve, and it is pretty tough to learn."
"My understanding is that the licensing is very costly."
"It is a bit expensive for medium-sized companies. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The existing licensing will not work because the product platform itself is different."
"Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in terms of support, TIBCO community, and stability, it is fairly reasonable. It is not too expensive."
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Informatica PowerExchange Connectors provides high performance, out-of-the-box connectivity without having to develop custom data access programs.
Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 14th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while TIBCO BusinessWorks is ranked 13th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. Informatica PowerExchange is rated 8.2, while TIBCO BusinessWorks is rated 8.0. 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 TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "Stable and has connectors to many of the legacy systems, but needs better pricing and fixes for stability issues in the latest version". Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle GoldenGate, SSIS, Qlik Replicate and SAP Process Orchestration, whereas TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Denodo, webMethods Integration Server and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator. See our Informatica PowerExchange vs. TIBCO BusinessWorks report.
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