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»
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.
Sasidhar Parupudi
Consultant
Principle Consultant at Keyrus South Africa
Jul 31 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for our company are the flexibility and the quick turn around time in producing simple ETL solutions. Also, the use of the configuration on Azure. Our clients are basically secret sever based, so it works well there.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvements to the solution, I don't think I have that expertise on it to recommend product enhancements right now. I've only used a few parts of it. Based on what I've used so far, I am happy with it. I come from a coding background and this tool is graphically based. Sometimes I think it's cumbersome to do mapping graphically. If there was a way to provide a simple script, it would… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using the 2014 Public Cloud version of the solution, under Microsoft Azure. In terms of recommending the solution, it obviously depends on the level users you have. If you mainly have a simple graphical based user then maybe you could go for SSIS. If you want to take control of the whole ETL process, you should look for another tool. I use Informatica PowerCenter as well. That's a bit more… more»
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