Informatica Enterprise Data Lake Competitors and Alternatives

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MayankRakesh
Real User
Sr. Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

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. They have a lot of other components like a newer monitor, which helps track and generate alerts for any failed jobs and things of that nature… more»

What needs improvement?

At this point in time, they should work on somehow integrating the big data capabilities within it. I have not explored it, but it would be good if somehow we could call a Spark job or something to do with the Spark SQL within ADS so that we wouldn't need a Spark tested outside. On the UI side, they… more»

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

In terms of licensing costs, we pay somewhere around S14,000 USD per month. There are some additional costs. For example, we would have to subscribe to some additional computing and for elasticity, but they are minimal. For disaster recovery and readability setups, we did that on Data Lake.

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… more»
Prasad Bodduluri
Real User
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is good for bringing in data from third-party systems. Various aspects of the solution are valuable, but it often depends on the use cases. Finding logs is very easy on the solution… more»

What needs improvement?

The mod options should be simplified. Some options on DataStage aren't working properly. The solution needs to lower its price. The template mapping could be easier. The solution should allow for… more»

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

The solution is quite expensive in comparison to similar solutions.

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

We previously used tools such as Informatica. We've also previously used SQL for billing.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did approach other vendors before ultimately choosing IBM.
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