Equalum Overview

Equalum is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Data Replication tools. It is most often compared to StreamSets: Equalum vs StreamSets

What is Equalum?

Equalum is a fully-managed, end-to-end data ingestion platform that provides streaming change data capture (CDC) and modern data transformation capabilities. Equalum intuitive UI radically simplifies the development and deployment of enterprise data pipelines.

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Equalum Customers
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Equalum pricing:
  • "They have a very simple approach to licensing. They don't get tied up with different types of connectivity to different databases. If you need more connectors or if you need more CPU, you just add on. It's component-based pricing."
  • "Equalum was reasonably priced. It is not like those million dollar tools, such as Informatica."
  • "Equalum is rather expensive compared to its competitors. So, you have to make up that cost in time savings, and we usually do that. If we are saving money, it is because we are reducing our development time."

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RM
reviewer1525674
Managing Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Mar 24, 2021
Frees staff to focus on data workflow and on what can be done with data, and away from the details of the technology

What is our primary use case?

Equalum is used to take legacy data, siloed data and information in the enterprise, and integrate it into a consolidated database that is then used, for the most part, for data transaction, whether it's an actual transaction within the enterprise itself, or a BI dashboard. BI dashboards and analytics are a big area, but overall the main use case is for large data integration across disparate data sources. The way it's deployed is a combination of on-premises and cloud. It's mainly on-prem, but in Japan and Korea, the adoption of cloud is definitely nowhere near the same as in North America or… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a really powerful platform in terms of the combination of technologies they've developed and integrated together, out-of-the-box. The combination of Kafka and Spark is, we believe, quite unique, combined with CDC capabilities. And then, of course, there are the performance aspects. As an overall package, it's a very powerful data integration, migration, and replication tool."
  • "It's got it all, from end-to-end. It's the glue. There are a lot of other products out there, good products, but there's always a little bit of something missing from the other products. Equalum did its research well and understood the requirements of large enterprise and governments in terms of one tool to rule them all, from a data migration integration perspective."
  • "They need to expand their capabilities in some of the targets, as well as source connectors, and native connectors for a number of large data sources and databases. That's a huge challenge for every company in this area, not just Equalum."

What other advice do I have?

It's a great tool to use in any data transformation opportunity, especially focusing on real-time. The word "batch" should never be used in an organization, going forward. I know it's useful and it has its use cases and there are situations where it's helpful. Batch is a form of history and it will probably always be there until that legacy finally disappears. But, overall, if anybody wants to look at migrating and transforming their overall data into a real-time enterprise, there's not a better tool in the market today, in terms of its performance, price, usability, and support. Those four…
SK
reviewer1528083
Software Engineer Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Mar 30, 2021
Provides a self-managed, self-healing system where I don't have to do many actions

What is our primary use case?

We were looking for some ETL tools.

Pros and Cons

  • "All our architectural use cases are on a single platform, not multiple platforms. You don't have to dump into different modules because it is the same module everywhere."
  • "I should be able to see only my project versus somebody else's garbage. That is something that would be good in future. Right now, the security is by tenants, but I would like to have it by project, e.g., this project has this source and flows in these streams, and I have access to this on this site."

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It is a good tool. They are growing. Hop in now and take advantage of their pricing. The tool is worth it It is a very intuitive tool. You don't have to do much in it, just map the things and it works. I can use Equalum's API in other tools. They have implemented MongoDB. Initially, they had the Oracle CDC using Oracle LogMiner. Then, they came out with Oracle Binary Log Parser, which was super expensive: Same as Informatica. They were charging for everything, even the PoC. At that time, we were saying, "Equalum, you should have binary reads too." However, when you have a scope of a…
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SK
Shirin Kanchwala
Database Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Mar 11, 2021
Keeps the source and target synchronized at all times

What is our primary use case?

We use it for replication. We have databases and SQL Server. There is some data that needs to go to Oracle for the application team because the application is connected to Oracle Databases, but the back-end application is connected to SQL Server. Then, we create workflows. where SQL Server is the source, Oracle is the target, and all the tables in SQL Server replicate to Oracle. We have 59 flows for five Databases. These go into production, development, and staging multiplied by three. This is how many flows that we have.

Pros and Cons

  • "The main impact for Oracle LogMiner is the performance. Performance is drastically reduced if you use the solution’s Oracle Binary Log Parser. So, if we have 60 million records, initially it used to take a minute. Now, it takes a second to do synchronization from the source and target tables."
  • "Right now, they have a good notification system, but it is in bulk. For example, if I have five projects running and I put a notification, the notification comes back to me for all five projects. I would like the notification to come back only for one project."

What other advice do I have?

We don't use it much for its transformation part. We didn't initially know about the transformation part of it. For example, if I have a new number column in the source and I want to round up the figures or do some string transformation, find, or replace, then I can directly do that from the transformation operators. We obviously used it for replication before. Now, we are using it for transformation as well. If you want strong replication between any source and target with JDBC, go for Equalum. It's simple, easy to use, and requires less maintenance and tasks to be done. The tool takes care…
Joel Buck
Director of Enterprise Architecture at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Apr 1, 2021
There is no better product for CDC and streaming on Kafka

What is our primary use case?

* Change data capture * Data streaming Right now, it is on-premises. We will also be having the solution on the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "Equalum is real-time. If you are moving from an overnight process to a real-time process, there is always a difference in what reports and analytics show compared to what our operational system shows. Some of our organizations, especially finance, don't want those differences to be shown. Therefore, going to a real-time environment makes the data in one place match the data in another place. Data accuracy is almost instantaneous with this tool."
  • "The deployment of their flows needs improvement. It doesn't work with a typical Git branching and CI/CD deployment strategy."

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that your use cases for Equalum include change data capture. This is the sweet spot for Equalum and where it will save you time and money. We use the solution’s Oracle Binary Log Parser, which is one of our primary use cases. We have a lot of databases on shared Oracle servers and configuring the Log Parser on those servers is brought up often as a security issue because an owner of one database can potentially see the data of another database. Therefore, we have had to make some adjustments on how we organize our Oracle Databases because of it. However, I think this would be an…
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