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Data Management Consultant & Delivery Manager at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Mar 10 2020

What is most valuable?

Mainstream integration and real-time integration are the best features.

What needs improvement?

Real-time has not been enhanced that much over the past few years. There have not been as many features added like they did before. When comparing Informatica PowerExchange to other competing technologies, like Oracle GoldenGate, GoldenGate is selling more features and adding more functions. It's… more »

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

With Informatica PowerExchange it's all about capacity. If you are increasing the processing power, you need to buy additional licenses. So, for example, if you have traffic to be integrated and you need some integration layer or power to some CPU cores, or if you want to increase the capacity to… more »

What other advice do I have?

You need to get prepared very well before using it. If you just go with the initial default configuration, it will end up with very poor performance. You need to spend some time getting the technical details and the technical workarounds for the product itself. You need some time to master the… more »
Anirban Bhattacharya
Real User
Practice Head, Data & Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 19 2020

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is the way it utilizes a push down optimization. This teradata is a fantastic combination of BDO and I think is one of the features which has really been very prominent and very effective. You're using the Hadoop ecosystem to do a significant amount of necessary processing and you're using the internal transformation engine of Informatica to do that. Another feature of the… more »

What needs improvement?

I think Informatica could be improved if they were to get into the data exploitation side of things. The value chain of exporting, reporting, visualizing, etc. That seems to be a blind spot for Informatica. If it were to diversify a little more, maybe with the reporting and visualization utility, it would be an add-on to PowerExchange. From a product strategy, Informatica seems to be getting… more »

What other advice do I have?

Informatica is possibly the world leader in this field and has been for the last several years. It has features and functionalities which has made it the world leader for such a long period of time. It's a fully equipped and compatible solution with big data and it's able to drive and achieve the best of both worlds. I would rate this product a nine out of 10.
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Prasun Nesu
Real User
Solution Integration and Implementation Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Mar 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The performance when doing data transformations is good. The user interface and user experience are perfectly all right.

What needs improvement?

Informatica is very expensive in all aspects, so the pricing is something that could be improved. We are using many other tools for data ingestion that are part of the Apache family, NiFi. When we see that we have some challenges we then use other tools.

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

We did not use a similar solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

I would say that this is one of the best tools for any data ingestion mechanism. It has tremendous capabilities for data movement from one environment and multiple environments, and it can also be used for providing API services. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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 »
Real User
Solution / Application Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

Overall, it's a good tool. It's currently number one on the market. It pretty much has all the necessary capabilities to pull the incremental data from the source system, technically speaking. Overall, I am pretty satisfied.

What needs improvement?

The one place where it could be improved is definitely pricing. That's a very big problem. It depends product to product, but pricing is an issue. They have their own way of pricing it. I'm coming from a technical background, so I don't get myself involved much in pricing. Additionally, I definitely would love to have a PowerExchange tool without having to connect to the call center, to just to… more »

What other advice do I have?

PowerExchange is a very good tool to work with. It has the capabilities and compared to other tools, this tool has more features. It collaborates with the call center on more features, so definitely, it's a good tool to work with. On a scale of one to ten, I would give it an eight. I would definitely recommend Informatica PowerExchange.
Liana Iuhas
Real User
CEO at Quark Technologies SRL
Mar 08 2020

What is most valuable?

They wanted to load data continuously, so the jobs were run twenty-four hours per day because the volume of data was huge. The big transformations were made in a data warehouse for this project and it was very fitting to do this. So the transformation work called for Informatica PowerExchange. It… more »

What needs improvement?

Integration with the largest number of databases and other systems would be important. We worked a lot with this ETL tool and in my opinion, it is the best on the market and what we missed in Informatica, compared with ETL. For example, each component in parallel with a configurable parallel made on… more »

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

The setup was straightforward and not very complex.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Informatica PowerExchange at a nine on a scale of ten. I would recommend it. I would not rate it a ten because I have seen better tools.
Real User
OBIEE Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 17 2019

What do you think of Informatica PowerExchange?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for getting the data from the source and loading it into the warehouse by performing data transformation.

How has it helped my organization?

We can now update data from several source files from both a database or java source.

What is most valuable?

The data transformation is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs better integration with other tools.  The solution needs to be more user-friendly. Right now, a first time user needs to get training before they can use the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the

Real User
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 01 2020

What do you think of Informatica PowerExchange?

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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What is Informatica PowerExchange?

Informatica PowerExchange Connectors provides high performance, out-of-the-box connectivity without having to develop custom data access programs.

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