Informatica Cloud Data Integration Reviews

Informatica Cloud Data Integration is the #4 ranked solution of our top Cloud Data Integration tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Informatica PowerCenter - Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs Informatica PowerCenter

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Real User
Software Architect at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 08 2018

What is most valuable?

My most valuable features of this solution are that the DI team uses the Informatica Powercenter, which is an automized tool that Informatica provides. For quite some time, they have been using this… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It has become an easy way to exchange information through any cloud application. As the overall solution guidelines that we get from our solution checking, a connection to an outside cloud application… more »

What needs improvement?

The biggest challenge I see is the IDE's for the cloud and automization are different. They could have made an IDE in such a way that you can write an integration for the cloud. If I had the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also have prior experience with IBM Cast Iron.

What other advice do I have?

The amount of usage that we see in Informatica on Cloud is going to increase. And, correspondingly, the usage of the automized version of Informatica that we use is going to decrease because exchanges… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered MuleSoft. We reviewed MuleSoft and found it to be a competitor that has some of the features missing from Informatica. But, it is not completely a perfect competition because it is… more »
Consultant
Senior Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The connectivity and their whole suite are valuable features. Whether we need data cleansing or data mastering, we get it all in one platform. There's no need to test different cloud vendors and then integrate with one solution. Informatica is a one-stop shop.

What needs improvement?

The one thing that I think could be improved is connectivity with the Salesforce because if you're loading a huge amount of data, whatever optimization is carried out, takes some time and it could be a little faster.

What other advice do I have?

If cost is not a issue then I would recommend Informatica as the tool of choice. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We initially wanted to build the programming language in Python but the client's needs made us realize that Informatica was the way to go. Our initial design was something different and it was the cost that put us off going with Informatica as a first choice. If we had worked with something like… more »
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Consultant
BI Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2020

What is most valuable?

I do a quite a lot of data transformations, and the fact that I can do them without changing any of my SQL queries from the code, using the inbuilt tools, is very helpful. Very few tools outside of Informatica have the ability to do that.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see support for more data sources. At this point in time, I'm not sure if they are supporting Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud, but continually adding new data sources is one area that they can improve on. The deployment could be somewhat simplified. One drawback is that you need a… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market.

What other advice do I have?

I am a fan of Informatica and it is definitely a product that I recommend because of its inbuilt capabilities. At the same time, I would like to see more data sources added. Inclusion of support for Azure and Google Cloud would be a game-changer, wherein companies can move their analytics… more »
Consultant
Data Governance & Lineage Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 21 2019

What is most valuable?

When we use Informatica, we have a complete global vision of our clouds and the local application data and that is very important for us.

What needs improvement?

One area that needs to improve is the user experience because it is very complex. The trial version is very complex so it's not easy to start using the program immediately. You must study the rules first.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to maintain the program as it is very powerful. I rate this solution a seven out of ten. Not a ten because of the complexness.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at another solution but it is very complex. Although it is a fast solution, it doesn't have the same level of power as Informatica.
Nandha Kumar Thangavelu
Vendor
Technical Architect at Cognizant
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the main valuable features is the user interface which is very easy to use if we have any problems to solve. We don't need to install any client machines to do this, we can access from any machine. For the past six and a half years I also worked with PowerCenter, so I used to see the big icons and it's very easy for me to do. But with moving to Cloud there have been some challenges but it's… more »

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be more user friendly with a simplified mapping task. In general, improvements could be made in mapping. When we create mapping from uploaded data, I'd like to see integrational mapping. I possibly need some extra time to grasp it all but a general improvement in icons and the virtual interface would be good for us. We are working as developers and we're working with the… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this product a six out of 10.
ChristopheFournel
Reseller
Fondateur at Data Integration Consulting
Sep 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I find most valuable is the synchronization, verification, functionalities and all the data integration features. I have been academically trained and earned the Cloud Academy badges 101 and 201. Currently, I am training to use this solution in real-time.

What needs improvement?

It's very easy to develop with the solution whenever we have an evolution for the data integration. Perhaps the web services need to improve because when you create a new data file and add some changes, we must edit it and create a web service transformation again. So, in my opinion, the functionality is bad and it needs to improve to make web service transformation better and easier.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I rate this solution an eight. I haven't seen the functionalities of this tool yet. The data quality is good but I still need to test the B2B gateway of the data quality. I would like to have profiling functionalities and quality transformations in the cloud so that I can directly integrate quality transformations inside the cloud. In the next version, I would like to… more »
Brendan Smith
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the building of mockups and tasks. The user interface is fine.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more functionality added so that it is a bit closer to how much you can do with Informatica PowerCenter. Having a better dashboard would be an improvement.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody who is implementing this solution, I would say that as long as they've got some kind of experience with ETL, or other Informatic products, then it should be absolutely fine. This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Peter P. Le
Real User
I.T. Specialist - Data Architect - Solution Architect at United States Department of Defense
Dec 30 2018

What do you think of Informatica Cloud Data Integration?

What is our primary use case?

Migrate workloads from on-prem. That's the usual scenario for many customers in the past.  The question is if IICS could help painlessly.

How has it helped my organization?

Don't know yet. In a trial now. There is much to find out, first and foremost, its performance level when compared with on-prem.

What is most valuable?

Mapping designer seems to be easier to use even when compared with PowerCenter which is a great improvement.

What needs improvement?

The availability of connectors from the get-go, not just waiting for additional, extra ones to be added. That's it.

What is Informatica Cloud Data Integration?

Informatica Cloud Data Integration is a unified and modern user experience across all iPaaS patterns, supported by a meta-data driven, modular, artificial intelligence-based microservices architecture tailored for IT, developers, and business users. It help delivers accessible, trusted, and secure data to facilitate more valuable business decisions and identify competitive advantages. Informatica Cloud Data Integration can help to distribute data warehouse and analytics projects. Features include the following: Deliver integrated and relevant data, Scale with data synchronization and replication, Integrate asset management, Support high-volume workloads, Design cloud mappings and Execute visual data integration flows.
Informatica Cloud Data Integration customers

Chicago Cubs, Telegraph Media Group

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