Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog Competitors and Alternatives

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Delmar Assis
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 19, 2021
An integrated solution with good management capabilities, easy and fast deployment, and amazing support

What is our primary use case?

Data360 Govern is all about customer data. It is about pushing, cross-selling, upselling, and providing the best data services. The main use case is to combine different kinds of data, print the data, and make it compliant with different standards. In the end, the customers get a 360 view of the data. In general, we have hybrid deployments, where some parts are on-premises, and some parts are on the cloud. In the near future, we are planning to have everything on the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is an integrated solution that provides end-to-end capabilities for managing the data. It is very useful for cleaning the data. It also allows us to combine data from on-premises and cloud sources. On this unified data, we can perform some advanced analytics to predict customer behavior and create new products. Its management and governance capabilities are valuable. It provides full tracking of the data flow. It provides customers the full control over the data and the ability to protect the data. It enables us to provide the best service to the customers. We also get great support from Infogix."
  • "We would like this solution to be available in our local language. In our region, people are not fluent in English. It would be nice to have this solution in Portuguese and Spanish. Its workflows are great, but it would be useful to have business flow at a high level because we need to work together with business users. We need more capabilities for business users to understand something in terms of data."

What other advice do I have?

To get a good ROI, you need to put this solution to work to solve a business problem, not to solve a technical problem. You must also define the correct roadmap. This is a big solution, but you can start with the basics functions and then start growing the functionality to provide quick wins for the business. It is also really important to have a very good strategy for implementation. An implementation strategy is very important to get a project done successfully. To reduce the time to go live in production and implement many things in parallel, you must align the implementation process with…
Sr. Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 10, 2019
Straightforward and scalable but could be more intuitive

What is our primary use case?

There was a need to bring a lot of CRM and marketing data for some PNL analysis. We are connecting to the Salesforce cloud. In it, there's a specific solution in Salesforce Core CRM for the pharmaceutical industry. We are using the solution to connect to that and we are bringing in the various dimensions and transactions from that data source.

Pros and Cons

  • "Data Factory itself is great. It's pretty straightforward. You can easily add sources, join and lookup information, etc. The ease of use is pretty good."
  • "On the UI side, they could make it a little more intuitive in terms of how to add the radius components. Somebody who has been working with tools like Informatica or DataStage gets very used to how the UI looks and feels."

What other advice do I have?

We use the public cloud deployment model. I'd warn others to ensure that the design should be frozen before you start building because overriding each other's code and managing code takes effort. To avoid or to reduce that effort, ensure that the design is frozen. You can build some configurable code rather than hard-coding everything into the jobs. That's the biggest recommendation. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It's a pretty good solution, but over the past year, I've been limited on the number of cases I have on it. If it had a better user interface and was more intuitive I would…
Prasad Bodduluri
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Top 20
Dec 9, 2019
Stable and scalable with a straightforward setup

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the UTS tool as well a for billing and data. We use it to clean the data from different systems and for pulling in data.

Pros and Cons

  • "Finding logs is very easy on the solution."
  • "The template mapping could be easier."

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. If you are comparing the solution to Informatica, this solution is much simpler. In Informatica, for example, there might be two to three ways to find a log, but with DataStage, they make it much easier. However, compared to other vendors, IBM's licensing costs are more expensive. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Apr 1, 2020
Good functionality, easy to scale, and the technical support is good

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are functionality and support.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have easier integration with cloud platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using PowerExchange for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

PowerExchange is easy to scale. We have about 20 users, who are mostly developers.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are very happy with the technical support.

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

I have used a number of similar solutions including other Informatica products such as Enterprise Data Catalog and PowerCenter.

How was the initial

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