Informatica PowerCenter Competitors and Alternatives

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Ursula Fladeruf
Real User
Owner at mip GmbH
Jul 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The product is a very powerful data management tool and the ability to run it in the parallel mode makes it very, very fast. I would say that the ability to use parallel mode would be one of the most… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The product has improved our organization by allowing us to provide the product to clients as a reliable data management solution.

What needs improvement?

The features that could be better starts with the user interface. It has been getting better in the last releases and in the past few years, and I guess that they will continue to make progress on… more »

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

It is very difficult to say how much the product costs because there are variables depending on the configuration. Normally it's priced according to use, so the price can vary quite a lot. The more… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this particular product as a nine out of ten. It is very powerful and very fast, but the problems with the interface make it less than perfect. As far as other advice that I would have… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We currently also use PowerCenter from Informatica as a solution for some clients. It isn't really a previous solution or a solution we evaluated and discarded but it is one that we sometimes use… more »
Hemant Raorane
Real User
Technical Architect at Team Computers
Jul 09 2020

What is most valuable?

Qlik Compose has capabilities to do ETL as well as data integration. If you compare with the Replicate, Replicate can do only data integration it doesn't have ETL capabilities. The most useful aspect… more »

How has it helped my organization?

To be frank, there is no right answer to this question right now. This is due to the fact that we have not yet deployed this solution to any of our customers yet. This is largely because Qlik has… more »

What needs improvement?

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. They should have some monitoring… more »

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

I'm not sure of the exact cost structure of the solution. Potential users would have to reach out to the company directly to discuss pricing. My understanding, however, is that you only pay for… more »

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

We previously used a different solution, and Qlik has since taken it over. I have experience with Informatica, for example, and Snowflake. I've worked with multiple tools in the past. Qlik is rather… more »

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… more »
Real User
Senior Enterprise Information Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 25 2019

What needs improvement?

Deployment can be difficult, but I didn't test the latest version yet. With Talend products, every release brings a lot of new features and functionalities. This is never a small adaptation because the tool is maturing, but we need to test the latest version and to check its deployment capabilities. It is our objective to promote all of the data pipelines. We have a design in production and this… more »

What other advice do I have?

We needed a smart supporter because this is the first type for the users. The first time the user plays with the tool is always the most difficult period. We have a couple of experts to help with that. It is very, very important to have technical experts on the sources. If you want to connect an ACP source, for example, whatever the flavor, if you don't have your team or you don't ask the SAP… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We selected Talend Data Fabric two or three years ago because this is the tool that has the most capabilities to work with all the Adobe modules. We selected Talend because the objective was to populate the data lake and this is the tool that has the most capabilities to populate files and repositories of the Adobe platform. This was the driver when we selected Talend.
MayankRakesh
Consultant
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 »
ArunKumar4
Real User
Specialist - Technology at Synechron
Feb 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is connectivity to data sources. I leverage everything in terms of connectors to big data such as DBMS, RDBMS, and conversion to COBOL format.

What needs improvement?

Saving a COBOL Copybook can be difficult and it would be nice if it were simplified. The complexity arises when we use recursive statements and redefined classes. Technical support can be improved with respect to delays in ticket response time. I would like to see more implements for big data… more »

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

I have also used Informatica PowerCenter and the main difference is that PowerExchange is mainly cloud-hosted. People can access it from anywhere.

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this tool depends on the client and their needs. Based on their requirements, this is certainly a solution that I would recommend. For example, if their teams are really diversified and they need a quick solution in terms of integration then this is the right product for them. So… more »
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