2016-05-01T11:30:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), what would you say?

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

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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Like any product I'd try to understand how that product's roadmap might fit with your technology journey. If you're looking at ODI strategically, and get time to talk with Oracle Product Management. Whilst I can speak for all PMs in the organization those that I have dealt with are interested in understanding your needs, journey - you may express a unique position, or actually find that you're not the only one with the need.

2021-06-02T22:30:58Z
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Top 5Real User

We're simply an Oracle customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. There's no specific version of the solution that we use. I wouldn't recommend any other services above Oracle. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-10-28T13:43:06Z
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Top 5Real User

I think different tools have their own pros and cons, so it all depends on your overall needs.

2020-06-03T10:13:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

The setup of the environment requires experts on site, but it is very worth it since at first for customers it can be quite complex. The vendor needs to enable the customer on a frequent basis during implementation, but the results are great.

2016-05-04T06:03:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Because Oracle products are development frameworks, your final results are as good as the people that implemented it. Make sure that your implementation team is the best it could be, at least for the first implementation. If something is implemented incorrectly at the start, it'll cost you a lot more to fix than to build a new system from scratch. Sometimes it can be so badly designed that it is impossible to fix. I've been working on implementations for 21 years and I have seen bad implementations everywhere. In fact, I have seen the same tools implemented in the same team by two different people, with one being a success and the other a failure. In the same company, one department says that the tool does not work for them and another says that the tool is the best. The only difference was the implementer. Make sure you get a good team to implement it. The tool has its flaws but most of time (99%) it is the implementer's fault that you have a bad or slow model.

2016-05-01T11:30:00Z
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