Informatica Enterprise Data Lake Competitors and Alternatives

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Hemant Raorane
Technical Architect at Team Computers
Real User
Top 20
Jul 9, 2020
Excellent data integration but needs better scheduling and monitoring features

What is our primary use case?

The primary use cases can change according to the company and requirements. We originally began using it as a data preparation tool, where you could do a data migration afterward.

Pros and Cons

  • "As long as you pick the solution that best fits with your requirements, you won't find that performance is a problem. It's good."
  • "The solution has room for improvement in the ETL. They have an ETL, but when it comes to the monitoring portion, Qlik Compose doesn't provide a feature for monitoring."

What other advice do I have?

We are partners with Qlik. Right now, I have not worked on the system in a hands-on capacity. I have an architectural understanding of the solution. Implementing the product is totally dependent upon the business side of an organization. If a company is just mid-scale or smaller in size, Qlik might be perfect. If you have a giant company, then you should aim for bigger products. Qlik Compose only provides for unique capabilities. There are other solutions, like Informatica, which may be better for larger firms with broader needs. I would rate the solution six out of ten.
Elio-Bonazzi
Data Integration Specialist/CTO at Asset messages
Real User
Oct 23, 2020
A complete product with good integrations and excellent flexibility

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for integration. I consolidate data from several different databases and spreadsheets and merge systems into Amazon Redshift.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has a good balance between automated items and the ability for a developer to integrate and extend what he needs. Other competing tools do not offer the same grade of flexibility when you need to go beyond what is provided by the tool. Talend, on the other hand, allows you to expand very easily."
  • "The server-side should be completely revamped."

What other advice do I have?

I am an IT Consultant. I use it currently in my job. I'm providing services to a company in Australia, using Talend. I would advise others to use the Studio. If you have to pay for some license to use the key parallelize component, it's a good idea to do it. However, don't use the TAC. Use the other orchestration services like Control-M or AWS functions such as AWS Lambda. Don't use the TAC. The TAC is really ugly. Overall, I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher, however, the TAC is unreliable. It's a big part of the solution, and, while I do really appreciate Talend Studio…
MayankRakesh
Sr. Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
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
MSP
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.
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