We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Ability to collect information, monitor user access and to plan storage capacity."
"The features that I find to be the most valuable are the extensibility, the integration, and the ease of integration with multiple platforms."
"It is saving a lot of time. Today, we can mask around a hundred million records in 10 minutes. Masking is one of the key pieces that is used heavily by the business and IT folks. Normally in the software development life cycle, before you project anything into the production environment, you have to test it in the test environment to make sure that when the data goes into production, it works, but these are all production files. For example, we acquired a new company or a new state for which we're going to do the entire back office, which is related to claims processing, payments, and member enrollment every year. If you get the production data and process it again, it becomes a compliance issue. Therefore, for any migrations that are happening, we have developed a new capability called pattern masking. This feature looks at those files, masks that information, and processes it through the system. With this, there is no PHI and PII element, and there is data integrity across different systems. It has seamless integration with different databases. It has components using which you can easily integrate with different databases on the cloud or on-premise. It is a drag and drop kind of tool. Instead of writing a lot of Java code or SQL queries, you can just drag and drop things. It is all very pictorial. It easily tells you where the job is failing. So, you can just go quickly and figure out why it is happening and then fix it."
"Granularity could be reduced from an application level to the object level."
"I would say that some of the support elements need improvement."
"They don't have any AI capabilities. Talend DQ is specifically for data quality, which only has data profiling. With Talend DQ, I cannot generate any reports today, so I need an ETL tool. It provides general Excel files, or I have to create some views. If instead of buying a new tool, Talend provides a reporting capability or solution, it would be great. It will reduce the development effort for creating these kinds of reports. We also manage the infrastructure for Talend. From the licensing perspective, for cloud, they only have seat licenses where one person is tied to one license, but for on-premise, they have concurrent licenses. It would be really awesome if they can provide concurrent licenses for the cloud so that if one person is not there, somebody else can use that license. Currently, it is not possible unless a person deactivates his or her license and moves the same seat license to someone else. We are one of the biggest customers in the central zone of the US for Talend, and this is the feedback that we have provided them again and again, but they come back and say that they aren't able to provide concurrent licenses on the cloud. In version 7.3, there is a feature for tokenization and de-tokenization of data. This is the feature that we are looking for. It is useful if somebody wants to see what we have masked and how do we demask it. This feature is not there in version 7.1. There are also a few other capabilities on the cloud, but we don't yet have a big footprint in the cloud."
"It's a subscription-based platform, we renew it every year."
"It is cheaper than Informatica. Talend Data Quality costs somewhere between $10,000 to $12,000 per year for a seat license. It would cost around $20,000 per year for a concurrent license. It is the same for the whole big data solution, which comes with Talend DI, Talend DQ, and TDM."
Monitor, analyze, and improve data integrity with SAP Information Steward software. Combine data profiling and metadata management tools for continuous insight into the quality of enterprise information to optimize processes, and enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives.
SAP Information Steward is ranked 8th in Data Quality with 1 review while Talend Data Quality is ranked 4th in Data Quality with 3 reviews. SAP Information Steward is rated 7.0, while Talend Data Quality is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SAP Information Steward writes "Great for collecting, monitoring and planning storage capacity; functionality could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Talend Data Quality writes "Saves a lot of time, good ROI, seamless integration with different databases, and stable". SAP Information Steward is most compared with SAP Data Quality Management, SAP Data Services, Informatica Data Quality, Collibra Catalog and SAP PowerDesigner, whereas Talend Data Quality is most compared with Alteryx, Ataccama DQ Analyzer, Informatica Data Quality, RapidMiner and Microsoft Data Quality Services.
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