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Besides loading data, we do most of our transformations in it. However, the stability of the software could be improved.
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The most valuable feature that we use is the Knowledge Modules.
It's completely user-friendly.
All our systems can be widely integrated by ODI, such as transactional systems, our data warehouses, and B2B integration.
It has the ability to easily load slowly changing dimensions.
The installation of the client ODI Studio is easy.
Besides loading data, we do most of our transformations in ODI.
In our DW/BI solution, ODI is the main tool to integrate the data in a daily batch way.
Most of the functions are very straightforward, like the data model, mapping, package, and load plan. Thus, a new user could get started very fast.
A product with good API and EDI components.
We can arrange data caching and look at the solid state. Also, the API gateway is a very good component that can handle relevant cachings and integrations, as well as and also load permitting.
It's obvious that the heart of the product lies here. It's comprised of all aspects of ESB (Enterprise Gateway, Adapter, TN, Java) and BPM (task, rules engine).
We have a reusable code that we can replicate for any new interfaces.
The main assets are its flow language, debugging, and Broker. Flow language is far better and more flexible for debugging.
The MFT component of webMethods, for example, is easy to set up and convenient to use. It handles files very efficiently and it is easy to automate tasks with complex schedules. Monitoring is centralized to MWS which can be used to monitor other products as well (Trading Networks, BPM, MFT, etc.)
Application integration, business process integration, and B2B partner integration are valuable. But among these, I feel B2B partner integration is the most valuable. This module integrates two business partners and exchanges data through electronic data interchange messages in the form of specific standards, without any manual process needed.
I feel comfortable using this product with its ease of building interfaces for developers. This is a better integration tool for integrating with various applications like Oracle, Salesforce, mainframes, etc. It works fine in the integration of legacy software as well.
The performance of the user interface is in need of improvement.
Overall the product is fine, but sometimes its reports unknown errors while we compile ETL scripts.
It would be really good if Oracle considered enabling the tool to integrate with some other platforms that are deprecated simply for commercial reasons
It lacks a suite of tools suitable for fully processing data and moving it into decision support warehouses.
The stability of the software could be improved. Sometimes, the software just crashes.
If there was an add-on tool to hide the performance issues and solve them for me, then I might be interested in that as it would provide me value.
I rate it a seven out of 10 because there is room for growth because ODI is still new, in comparison to Informatica, which is a mature product.
Technical Support could be better.
The interface needs some work. It is not very user-friendly.
We need more dashboards and reporting engines that can provide detailed information for management. In short, we need better analytics.
t doesn't represent OOP very well, just a method and proprietary interface called IData.
We got the product via a reseller, and the support from the reseller has been less than desirable.
Documentation needs tuning. There is a lot of dependency with SoftwareAG. Even with the documentation at hand, you can struggle to implement scenarios without SAG’s help. By contrast, IBM’s documentation is self-explanatory, in my opinion.
When migration happens from the one release to an upgraded release from Software AG, many of the existing services are deprecated and developers have to put in effort testing and redeveloping some of the services. It would be better that upgrade releases took care to support the lower-level versions of webMethods.
The stability of the various modules of the product suite have been a bit of a concern lately. Though their support team is always easy to reach out to, I would prefer it not come to that.
The product needs to be improved in a few ways. First, they need to stabilize the components of the whole platform across versions. Also, they should stop replacing old components with brand new ones and, rather, improve by evolution.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We found that the cost compared to other integration tools is a little high, but the solution works great.
Being an ODI developer, I never had to pay for this product. I know that the pricing/licensing is not really low, but the product is really good.
It is expensive, but we reached a good agreement with the company. It is still a little bit expensive, but we got a better deal than the previous one.
Some of the licensing is "component-ized," which is confusing to new users/customers.
Pricing has to be negotiated with the local Software AG representative. SAG can always prepare an appropriate pricing model for every client.
Always plan five years ahead and don’t jeopardize the quality of your project by dropping items from the bill of materials.
It is worth the cost.
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Oracle Data Integrator is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements: from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven, trickle-feed integration processes, to SOA-enabled data services. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c, the latest version of Oracle’s strategic Data Integration offering, provides superior developer productivity and improved user experience with a redesigned flow-based declarative user interface and deeper integration with Oracle GoldenGate.
ODI12c further builds on its flexible and high-performance architecture with comprehensive big data support and added parallelism when executing data integration processes. It includes interoperability with Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) for a quick and simple migration for OWB customers to ODI12c. Additionally, ODI can be monitored from a single solution along with other Oracle technologies and applications through the integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.
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