2018-05-23T10:30:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Informatica PowerCenter?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Informatica PowerCenter, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

I rate this solution an eight out of ten and I will recommend others to use it, even though it is a little expensive, compared to other solutions.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

There is a lot of competition in the space, and the vendors want to get good companies where they can implement their solution. It doesn't mean that every product fits every organization. My advice for anybody researching this type of solution is to meet with all of the vendors, discuss the proof of concept based on what the company has, and see if the solution is really the proper one for them. The vendors need to be honest in evaluating whether the product can really fit the needs, and they should be able to justify it. Overall, we are satisfied with the product so far, as well as the support. In any tool, there's always something to chase and always something that can be done better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:51:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We use the on-premises version of the solution. I'm a consultant, and I largely work with enterprises. I would recommend the product for integration. It's one of the best tools in the integration field. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:51:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Our company has many locations, in the Middle East and Africa, but we're mostly based in Cairo, and have about 100 engineers using the solution. In terms of advice, I would give to others considering using the solution, I'd say this: they should start with a datasheet of every product on Informatica. Licensing is expensive, so you should study the needs of the customer or your business and make a compliance matrix between the products and what the company needs. You'll run into big problems if your customer's needs aren't met in the Informatica products you choose. I would rate the solution at a seven or eight out of ten. They're still far away from offering a holistic solution for better management, and there can be more enhancements in use cases, but it's a good solution.

2019-07-31T05:51:00Z
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Real User

We run the solution on our servers, not the cloud. I would rate this solution seven out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm working with a lot of Informatica products. I use Informatica PowerCenter and IDQ as well as Informatica Axon. In terms of Informatica Powercenter, we're not using the cloud. We have it running on our own servers. Overall, I find that it's a very helpful product and a powerful tool compared to other products. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-28T07:34:00Z
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We have some projects on call. I work for a professional services company, so we have different clients that have different types of infrastructure. For us in our region, most of the clients have an on-premise infrastructure. Usually, we have on-premise deployments. I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate this solution nine out of ten. It's almost perfect.

2019-07-18T11:31:00Z
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Real User

If you are a small company it depends on how much data integration you need. I cannot blindly say you should always go with Informatica because it depends what your needs are and whether you can afford Informatica or not. I would give Informatica a 10-plus out of 10 because it satisfies all our requirements, it is robust and scalable.

2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
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