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"In StreamSets, everything is in one place.""StreamSets’ data drift resilience has reduced the time it takes us to fix data drift breakages. For example, in our previous Hadoop scenario, when we were creating the Sqoop-based processes to move data from source to destinations, we were getting the job done. That took approximately an hour to an hour and a half when we did it with Hadoop. However, with the StreamSets, since it works on a data collector-based mechanism, it completes the same process in 15 minutes of time. Therefore, it has saved us around 45 minutes per data pipeline or table that we migrate. Thus, it reduced the data transfer, including the drift part, by 45 minutes.""StreamSets data drift feature gives us an alert upfront so we know that the data can be ingested. Whatever the schema or data type changes, it lands automatically into the data lake without any intervention from us, but then that information is crucial to fix for downstream pipelines, which process the data into models, like Tableau and Power BI models. This is actually very useful for us. We are already seeing benefits. Our pipelines used to break when there were data drift changes, then we needed to spend about a week fixing it. Right now, we are saving one to two weeks. Though, it depends on the complexity of the pipeline, we are definitely seeing a lot of time being saved.""It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.""I have used Data Collector, Transformer, and Control Hub products from StreamSets. What I really like about these products is that they're very user-friendly. People who are not from a technological or core development background find it easy to get started and build data pipelines and connect to the databases. They would be comfortable like any technical person within a couple of weeks."

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"The most valuable feature is that API Gateway is extremely flexible for any feature, such as connecting to Active Directory to pull the users and their authentication information. There are three ways to connect to Active Directory, and the reason for this is that the computing environments of our customers are very different. Every feature in API Gateway has got multiple methodologies for accomplishing those tasks, which is important because customers are constantly changing their security models, IT models, networks, etc. API Gateway is very flexible. It is not a one size fits all sort of situation where it is very rigid, and you can only use these pull-down menus, and that's all it ever does. It is much more open than that. It can give you fabulous reports on your users, usage, security issues, and the data sets that are going through there. You'll suddenly have visibility on the movement of data within or between your organization and other organizations. The other thing is that you're connecting API to API, which is machine to machine. The things that were done manually in an Excel spreadsheet before exchanging data through email are now done machine to machine and server to server. It speeds up the velocity of your business.""Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration is very easy to use."

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"It's highly stable, and the redundancy is amazing. B2B Integrator also has a high availability option to work in a cluster environment. You rarely have issues operating it because of the HA.""I find the codeless communications, SFTP or FTP, valuable.""The technical support on offer through the portal is very helpful and responsive.""The solution offers good integration capabilities.""The most valuable features assist with understanding data formats and transforming data.""B2B Integrator is multi-platform, so it can be integrated with Windows, Unix, or whatever, and it can work with almost all programming languages. It can also transfer a lot of data in a short time. For instance, a system I recently implemented exchanges about 20 million files a day."

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"We create pipelines or jobs in StreamSets Control Hub. It is a great feature, but if there is a way to have a folder structure or organize the pipelines and jobs in Control Hub, it would be great. I submitted a ticket for this some time back.""We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem.""The logging mechanism could be improved. If I am working on a pipeline, then create a job out of it and it is running, it will generate constant logs. So, the logging mechanism could be simplified. Now, it is a bit difficult to understand and filter the logs. It takes some time.""If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data.""Currently, we can only use the query to read data from SAP HANA. What we would like to see, as soon as possible, is the ability to read from multiple tables from SAP HANA. That would be a really good thing that we could use immediately. For example, if you have 100 tables in SQL Server or Oracle, then you could just point it to the schema or the 100 tables and ingestion information. However, you can't do that in SAP HANA since StreamSets currently is lacking in this. They do not have a multi-table feature for SAP HANA. Therefore, a multi-table origin for SAP HANA would be helpful."

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"The most important point to improve is the capability to deploy in large enterprises.""Because it is so flexible, you really need someone who knows Axway Gateway or has been through the training and is certified. Just because you know APIs doesn't mean you're going to walk into that API Gateway and understand what to click on. If you're going to get something done quickly, you need to find an engineer from a company who has some experience with it. It is easy to learn, but if you're doing on-the-job training, it is going to take you longer to get your project accomplished."

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"Patching or upgrading the product is a bit of a nightmare. It would be nice if they removed the installation manager port. We find it complicates upgrading and patching a great deal.""The user interface is outdated. B2B Integrator was developed in the United States in the nineties, and the graphical user interface hasn't improved since. It's tough because you have to program the software in XML. Nowadays, other methods are easier to work with.""The mapping, visibility, deployment, and the dashboard could be improved and updated. The communication logs are very poor. They are not easily understood, and we need to navigate to many places for many reasons. You can't just pull the information; it's very tough.""The reporting features could be better. right now, they are lacking a bit.""They do not have a solid partner ecosystem, and they do not have a clear roadmap for down the line; they're missing that clear roadmap.""The tool requires you to write a lot of code in Java and XSLT, which makes development tough."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are running the community version right now, which can be used free of charge."
  • "StreamSets Data Collector is open source. One can utilize the StreamSets Data Collector, but the Control Hub is the main repository where all the jobs are present. Everything happens in Control Hub."
  • "It has a CPU core-based licensing, which works for us and is quite good."
  • "There are different versions of the product. One is the corporate license version, and the other one is the open-source or free version. I have been using the corporate license version, but they have recently launched a new open-source version so that anybody can create an account and use it. The licensing cost varies from customer to customer. I don't have a lot of input on that. It is taken care of by PMO, and they seem fine with its pricing model. It is being used enterprise-wide. They seem to have got a good deal for StreamSets."
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  • "API Gateway is priced on the number of transactions you run through it. API Gateway is free, and you can install as many API Gateways as you like or are necessary for your network. For example, if all of the data is inside your network or firewall, you may just need one API Gateway. If you have external customers trying to come into your organization through your firewall, you're going to need one API Gateway outside the firewall and one inside the firewall. If you have a lot of remote offices, you may want to put API Gateway in some of those offices as well. They only charge you for your usage of it. In other words, the number of transactions going through it. That's a good benefit."
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  • "We pay an annual fee based on the number of VPUs. It's fairly reasonable. We're in the middle of analyzing other products, and they're all pretty much in the same range."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.
    Top Answer:We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem. It grows for a bit and then… more »
    Top Answer:We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is that API Gateway is extremely flexible for any feature, such as connecting to Active… more »
    Top Answer:Because it is so flexible, you really need someone who knows Axway Gateway or has been through the training and is… more »
    Top Answer:One of the projects I'm working on is to use it to connect a web form where end-users will enter in data. This data will… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features assist with understanding data formats and transforming data.
    Top Answer:There are multiple kinds of offerings. If the customer is going to deploy on-premises, we have a perpetual license. If… more »
    Top Answer:The tool requires you to write a lot of code in Java and XSLT, which makes development tough. There are other tools such… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Integrator, Axway Integrator, AMPLIFY Application Integration
    IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Gentran Integration Suite
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    StreamSets
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    Overview

    StreamSets offers an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines that deliver continuous data for DataOps, and power the modern data ecosystem and hybrid integration.

    Only StreamSets provides a single design experience for all design patterns for 10x greater developer productivity; smart data pipelines that are resilient to change for 80% less breakages; and a single pane of glass for managing and monitoring all pipelines across hybrid and cloud architectures to eliminate blind spots and control gaps.

    With StreamSets, you can deliver the continuous data that drives the connected enterprise.

    Axway Integrator unites multiple incompatible systems, data formats and protocols to centralize and optimize all transactions with suppliers, customers, and other trading partners. IT organizations can use it to design, execute, and monitor integration processes that include transformation of content; protocol mediation and support for files of any size, message type, or flavor of API; and compliance with industry- and company-specific regulations and requirements.

    IBM B2B Integrator helps you securely integrate complex B2B processes with your partner communities. It provides a single, flexible B2B gateway that enables your organization to meet a wide range of B2B integration needs. The solution can improve business processes beyond enterprise boundaries and increase visibility into and across supply and demand chains.

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    Sample Customers
    Availity, BT Group, Humana, Deluxe, GSK, RingCentral, IBM, Shell, SamTrans, State of Ohio, TalentFulfilled, TechBridge
    BHF-BANK, BNP Paribas, Continental Corporation Automotive Group, Clearstream MFT, Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (FOITT), DHL, Union Nationale de Mutualit_s Socialistes, ZF Group, La Poste, Gassco, IdenTrust, Perugia Hospital, International Post Corporation, Bundesagentur fªr Arbeit (BA), IHC Health Solutions, Lenovo, Genzyme
    Bonnie Plants, Toshiba Europe, Florida Hospital
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Transportation Company14%
    Logistics Company10%
    Pharma/Biotech Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration is ranked 27th in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews while IBM B2B Integrator is ranked 4th in Business-to-Business Middleware with 7 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration is rated 8.6, while IBM B2B Integrator is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration writes "An extremely flexible, stable, and scalable solution that speeds up the velocity of your business and provides good visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM B2B Integrator writes "Great technical support with excellent integration capabilities and good scalability". Axway AMPLIFY Application Integration is most compared with WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, Azure Data Factory, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, ETL Solutions Transformation Manager and webMethods Integration Server, whereas IBM B2B Integrator is most compared with SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite, Mule ESB, IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, SAP Process Orchestration and Mule Anypoint Platform.

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