4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 24, 2016
Informatica has always kept their customer front and center. They provided the right personnel to ensure successful adoption of the tool. We had to use a strategic advisor to keep the vendor honest during the selection process.
Virtualization is not a replacement for traditional integration. It augments traditional integration by allowing you to try the integration rules without physically moving data. It allows to fail quickly.
The ease of use and if you already use Informatica PowerCenter then the learning curve is very small. Also the future of the product and the integration of the IDS and Powercenter architectures is very promising.
I wish the vendor had a stronger PoV on how to implement this product in an Agile environment as an Analytics Sandbox. Their recommendations still follow a traditional Dev, Test, and Production approach.
Would define virtualization use cases in advance and set clear crtieria for success.
The product delivered on all its capabilities and allowed us to deliver value to the business immediately.
Speed of integration is excellent