Anonymous UserSystems Integration Specialist at a university
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I think Talend is one of the easiest tools for faster implementation compared to other tools."
"Talend Studio has the ability to connect to almost anything to integrate data from files, databases, web services, etc."
"The basic tools are easy to pick up and understand."
"They're very competitive in terms of performance, which is a good selling point. It has very rich features. It provides a very rich feature set in the application."
"The most valuable feature is integration."
"The features that I like the most are the simplicity of the interface, and the ability to quickly develop with a predefined component."
"I like the way that you can use the context variables, and how you can work those context variables to give you values and settings for every development environment, such as PROD, TEST, and DEV."
"We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier, they're able to then just provide the connection details and hook it up."
"The stability is good, but the performance is slower when I work on a huge amount of data."
"The documentation from version to version could be more accurate."
"Once you get past the basic tools, it gets pretty complicated."
"Including either XML or JSON in the next release would definitely be a good transformation. I'm not sure if Talend has that feature, but it's one of those requirements that we are working around and have to do some parsing of XML so this could make it easier."
"Performance and speed could be improved."
"They lack in memory capacity."
"I would like to sync a project and do an upload from that current version, and then from GitLab, be able to download the latest one."
"System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to system-to-user, where Zapier is helping to communicate to a user, that's a one-way communication. If that user has to perform some action on that notification, the action isn't handled by Zapier. So there's no way to orchestrate that and it's very cumbersome."
"License renewal is on a yearly basis."
"The pricing is a little higher than what I had expected, but it's comparable with I-PASS competitors."
"It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number of notifications or Zaps, as they call it, that you can program."
Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.
An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.
Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.
Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.
Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.
Talend Data Management Platform is ranked 9th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews while Zapier is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review. Talend Data Management Platform is rated 8.4, while Zapier is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Talend Data Management Platform writes "User-friendly, stable, and handles different context variables well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zapier writes "Streamlines our system-to-system task automation at the scale we need". Talend Data Management Platform is most compared with Talend Data Fabric, SAP Data Services, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and SSIS, whereas Zapier is most compared with Workato, AWS AppSync, Matillion ETL, Tray.io and Mule Anypoint Platform.
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