4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 29, 2016
We are replacing Abinitio with Informatica for ETL and other data services. The overall experience is good.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 22, 2016
Informatica Cloud works great with SalesForce. The integration is seamless.
Informatica was the leader of cloud integration before cloud integration became a thing. They worked tirelessly with SalesForce to understand the data model and build a tight integration platform. They have done a great job to roll this out with other cloud partners.
Would like to see more functionality from the cloud service.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 9, 2016
Overall product works very well. Implementation went as planned and within budget. It was not that easy to find the right expertise we ended up with CSI as our prime integrator
Carefully look at which modules you need.
We realized the implemantation as planned as the tool itself was easy to learn
Start with a 3rd party supplier earlier to smooth out initial stage
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 19, 2016
The complete understanding of the product detailed techical abilities is still a work in process for the vendor with the sales team. I feel they mask or hide to much details during the sales process. Current documentation is still week on the ICRT side and training is an offering that is limited thru there University offering.
Vett out your systems to connect, and the get the vendor to validate what connectors are good with Real-Time vs Batch.
it's flexiblitiy to integrate systems,
the documentation around connectors for real-time and the lack of documentation around design and architecture for the product.
better documentation around the training and handling the sales of connectors...
They need to simply the support model to many ways to get support... and to many different team to talk too.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 16, 2016
Very good products and high scalability. Met expectations on performance and capabilities to support all processes and complexity. Lack of experts directly from the vendor, need to find a key external company for implementations. License costs can increase significantly as you increase your footprint or need to add more computing power to the platform.
Review carfeully the hardware sizing and grow projections to know how license cost will grow in future years.
The capabiity to support very complex processes with very good performance.
Advice on strategies to combine their platform with other existing in your company to leverage the product containing costs.
Use this tool to manage the most complex and demanding process and use a lower cost tool for those are are simpler to reduce license cost.
They lack of experts in Mexico
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 15, 2016
We have been using Informatica for a number of years for our small internal data warehouse. In the past couple of years we have grown the use of Informatica exponentially. I've looked at some other vendors out of curiosity and always found Informatica is the best! From the developer tools to server administration I've been able to conquer any data with ease. The customer support for any issues I might encounter is exceptional. The information in the Knowledge Base can answer our questions 98% of the time without even opening a service ticket with support.
Support is exceptional and the breadth of information in the Knowledge Base alone is usually enough to solve most issues we might encounter
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
Glad you had a good experience. Would you please share what stood out? Informatica power center is prefect fit for all kinds of enterprise data integration needs. It caters to the dynamic requirement to build robust data warehouse environment. Its easy to setup and develop in any platform.
Product could integrate with thrid party messaging service like SOA Message queue .It can consume and process complex xml without any much additional efforts required during coding
It doesnt have direct integration capacity with Oracle Golden gate,unlike abinitio.
Glad you had a good experience. Would you please share what stood out? Product has multiple capabilties,as it could handle hetergenous sources and also high volume of data and yet provide significant improvement in performance
Glad you had a good experience. Would you please share what stood out? Informatica team provides prompt responses to our queries. Overall suport and service was good and ontime.
Glad you had a good experience. Would you please share what stood out? There was seamless support provided by informatica team during integration and deployment phase.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
They were with us every step of the way. Providing us with guidance and recommendation. Since everything is being manage by them we are require to do less maintenance works which is awesome! One less thing to manage.
If you don't have alot of staff at hand informatica will fill that hole for you in your ETL need. And any maninten need
Very Friendly and fast event at the Standard support features
It took alittle while to get the hang of things but over all it was pretty stright forward
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
Informatica has been proven over the years to be a very stable and well-supported product. I have been involved with this product usage at several companies, and it has always delivered very well.
Relatively easy implementation.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 31, 2016
The functionality of this MME to enabled use to create custom metadata models and the wide variety of provided models and connectors has enabled us to correlate our business glossaries with all of our systems. The biggest advantage has been bridging the gap between our structured and unstructured data. We've been able to correlate our structured to unstructured data by associating business terms to the structured data, those business terms to ontologies, and the ontologies used to mine the unstructured data.
You must have a great end story, one that people are willing to wait to see. It takes a lot of effort to see these types of initiatives, though! The vision needs to be established and championed until the necessary critical mass of MetaData has been achieved and the values become evident.
The customization of MetaData models is a great capability.
The user interface is not business user-friendly. It's more aimed at the tech user. Though the business glossary is easy for them to understand, it's best to have technical people involved when doing the associations of the glossary to the actual data elements.
Nothing. We had the platform as part of an enterprise agreement. It was totally an internal effort.
The biggest hurdle with successfully implementing a MetaData solution has been winning the business's buy in on defining their glossaries and tieing those to the data structures and ontologies. There must be a bottom up (from the users) and top-down approach (from management) to make this happen. Until a critical mass of MetaData has been achieved, there's little value. The key is to keep the business and management aligned to see it through.
Our existing expertise with the Informatica platform made deployment pretty easy.