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Business Analyst/Data Engineer with 51-200 employees
Jun 08 2017

What do you think of Informatica Cloud Data Integration?

What is most valuable?

I like the fact that you can find almost any product connection that you need and the list is always expanding.

How has it helped my organization?

Basically, it just allows connections with Amazon AWS/S3/Redshift.

What needs improvement?

It needs to be a little more intuitive but it’s really not bad. There are plenty of examples as how to use the product from Informatica and YouTube.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for less than a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

After the initial setup, the tool seems pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There is plenty of online support available from Informatica.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I

Consultant
Project Manager Oracle Applications at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * Data synchronization tasks * Mapping designer tasks * Scheduling

How has it helped my organization?

We are using this for integration of on-premise Oracle EBS, Navision and cloud applications, such as Salesforce, BigMachines, etc.

What needs improvement?

Error reporting and debugging need improvement. They need to improve on the upgrade testing process from their end so that it does not cause any issue to existing… more »

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

I am not involved in pricing and licensing.

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

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Informatica Cloud is easy for development and maintenance. It really works fast and is scalable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell Boomi.
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Vendor
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
May 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The Mapping Designer allows for declarative ETL development (visual scripting) that leverages a wide array of different transformations. The designer allows for the creation of mappings to be… more »

How has it helped my organization?

With my firm, our use of Informatica Cloud is primarily to implement a set of financial integrations from various accounting systems into a Salesforce environment. By leveraging Informatica Cloud… more »

What needs improvement?

There are a small number of UI bugs that occur on occasion. In several browsers, such as Chrome, elements of the UI can disappear when navigating through steps in any of the integration tasks'… more »

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

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Informatica is likely to make this their flagship product. It is a solid investment to move to this ETL now. There will continue to be a slew of new features and product improvements in the near… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Jitterbit, SnapLogic, and MuleSoft were evaluated.
Vendor
Informatica Cloud System Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
May 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Data Replication Tasks: Easy to configure, for the most part reliable, and also what my system deals with the most. * REST API: Excellent for scripting control and… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Ease of use, configurability, maintainability, and good aesthetics make for a more fluid functional process.

What needs improvement?

User/group administration could use improvement.

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

Licensing is difficult to understand, but the team is always available to explain anything. They are very helpful.

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

I inherited this solution in its infancy, but I don't have the details.

What other advice do I have?

Pose any and every question/doubt/concern to the team, especially with respect to licensing. They are excellent in their communication.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not evaluate any alternative solutions.
Vendor
Informatica Lead - Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I particularly value data replication and data sync jobs. Replication allows us to fully replicate all objects from Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It helped the organization to always have the backup of SFDC data in-house for data warehousing purposes.

What needs improvement?

* Stable connectivity: No matter what, our business requires steady, stable, and consistent connectivity. Regardless of how many columns in an SFDC object or how many rows… more »

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

The pricing structure is good, but having to pay for extra drivers to be used in an ICS environment makes me a little nervous.

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

The client was using data loader, but as the demand increased to replicate the data and frequency of data replication, they moved on to Informatica Cloud.

What other advice do I have?

It’s a great product which allows the connection to a number of cloud based technologies such as Workday and Salesforce.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The client had already purchased this solution and it was up and running in all of their different environments
Vendor
Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
May 13 2017

What is most valuable?

It is quite easy to use and flexible.

How has it helped my organization?

With recent versions of cloud-based products in use for all applications, it provides flexibility in integrating the different applications. With AWS S3 and Informatica… more »

What needs improvement?

The vendor should have more training resources: online classes, free tutorial videos, etc.

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

I was not involved in pricing and licensing.

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

We recently started migrating and using SaaS-based application solutions. On-premises, there are multiple integration platforms being used, such as BizTalk and SAP PI.

What other advice do I have?

It is quite useful and flexible compared to other vendors in terms of cost of implementation and use case.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not involved in the selection process.
Consultant
Senior Manager Global Business Services at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 20 2017

What is most valuable?

It is a cloud-based solution. This means it has no complex software nor does the startup need to be installed. However, a cloud agent is required.

How has it helped my organization?

Like most cloud-based solutions, it is easy to share with others. For example, let's say I am working on a site and decide to hand-off to another team member. He can… more »

What needs improvement?

Informatica goes down for maintenance quite a lot due to the upgrades. They also need to improve their security. As an administrator, I could very easily make connections… more »

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

We work with Informatica to establish the pricing and licensing fees. I personally have not sold this product to clients, but I have been involved with presales and demos.

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

We are partners with a number of different companies. This is the first cloud-based solution. It serves the client's needs well, as the solution is not overly complex… more »

What other advice do I have?

Understand the needs of your organization. I strongly advise an understanding of the Informatica PowerCenter, so as to achieve the full effectiveness of this tool. For… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose to be Informatica partners, so we just ended up with this version.
Vendor
Tech Lead at a tech company
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The Mapping Configuration and PowerCenter wizards are valuable. We use them to run our business logic.

How has it helped my organization?

* Provides the basic functionalities to implement ETL logic * Can be accessed from a web browser or from any device with internet connectivity. * We need not be in the office to perform tasks * We use… more »

What needs improvement?

It needs lot of improvement from the admin to the development side. There are many known issues while mapping. The error information provided is not informative, as compared to Power Center.

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

It is cost effective and an easily accessible tool.

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

I have used Power Center. I switched to the Informatica Cloud (IC), as it is cheaper compared to Power Center. It gave us a chance to explore a new tool and technology.

What other advice do I have?

It totally depends on the business requirements and the budget. I have been working on Informatica for more than nine years, and I recommend using their products.

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.
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