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We performed a comparison between Denodo and Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Virtualization solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Denodo vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog report (Updated: August 2022).
632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Access to numerous forums and internet information.""Overall, the product works quite well and has a good set of features.""The most valuable feature is Data Catalogs.""The most valuable features are data lineage and the concept of a semantic layer.""The most valuable features of Denodo are the extraction option for adapters, and there are many things for the views, that are cached. Denodo is not storing the data, it looks first to tune the query, and these things are for the agents.""This solution provides us with the ability to sync data, and make it available for anyone to use across the business.""Denodo makes it easy to export data as a service or data link to other services.""The most valuable feature is the performance. Denodo is very useful, especially in this huge pharma environment. I've found that older SAP solutions were very tightly coupled to each other, which resulted in data restrictions. Getting data from different sources was tough and tedious. Compared to these old solutions, Denodo is very easy to work with for the analytical team. Now that we've implemented this virtualization layer, we are capable of getting the data very smoothly. We implemented a very small unit, but the performance and integration have been very good."

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"I like EDC's self-service capabilities. You can put the catalog on the intranet inside the organization, so users can search for something. People in the research world have specialized systems, and you might find data from various places that sound similar.""The capability of the tool to scan and capture the metadata from a variety of sources is one of the capabilities that I find most useful. The central repository into which it is going to put that captured metadata is the best.""The metadata management of Informatica is great.""Multifeatured and easily scalable data catalog, with good data domain discovery and data profiling features."

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Cons
"Denodo can improve usage management-related aspects. If you deal with the mini views, it gets stuck. The performance is very slow when we go with a large number of views and high volume.""Lacks integrations with AWS, GCP and the like.""The dropdown menus feel antiquated to me, and the administrative portals need improvement.""We would like this solution to be more universally user-friendly. At present it is really only aimed at IT specialists.""We occasionally have some integration issues that we need to work through.""Monitoring event logs can be improved. In the older version, there was a monitoring schedule to get event reports and properly audit the reports. In the newer version, it is not there, and we have to manually configure data and audit events.""The support is not the best and should be improved.""Denodo's training documentation could be improved by providing more material. From an administrative standpoint, I've found that only Denodo websites provide the usual tutorials. It may be because it's a bit of a restricted tool, but it results in trouble with learning. Normally, I can find help and solutions from other sources, but I haven't been able to find any for Denodo. Other that, it's fine and it performs well. I only have six months of experience, so I can't accurately suggest improvements."

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"This solution is hard to set up and its interface is not user-friendly. It's also not as stable, and the technical support takes a lot of time to solve simple problems.""The model is somewhat flexible. There are certain aspects of the model that are not as flexible as we would like. It doesn't do certain things to a great level of depth. So, in situations where we want to drill in to do something specific, we have to essentially copy that data into our own structures in order to add that additional layer of flexibility.""It is not easy to set up and configure the tool.""Interoperability is one area where EDC has room for improvement. It was challenging when the faculty took over the data world and had specific vendors they wanted to use, and some were not particularly open platforms."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing should be improved, as the cost per connector is quite expensive."
  • "I don't know the actual cost, but it's tens of thousands of dollars per month."
  • "The licensing charges for this solution are payable annually."
  • "The pricing is pretty good, and I would rate it at four out of five."
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  • "I have no idea what the price actually is. It is probably not going to be the cheapest, but it is a pretty stable and robust platform from the backend standpoint."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Denodo are the extraction option for adapters, and there are many things for the views, that are cached. Denodo is not storing the data, it looks first to tune the query… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing should be improved, as the cost per connector is quite expensive.
    Top Answer:Denodo can improve usage management-related aspects. If you deal with the mini views, it gets stuck. The performance is very slow when we go with a large number of views and high volume. In a future… more »
    Top Answer:The capability of the tool to scan and capture the metadata from a variety of sources is one of the capabilities that I find most useful. The central repository into which it is going to put that… more »
    Top Answer:The model is somewhat flexible. There are certain aspects of the model that are not as flexible as we would like. It doesn't do certain things to a great level of depth. So, in situations where we… more »
    Top Answer:We are using it to understand the assets that we have from their technical metadata perspective, but we're also using it to align our business glossaries with the actual physical data location where… more »
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    2nd
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    Average Words per Review
    413
    Rating
    7.4
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    out of 24 in Metadata Management
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    Average Words per Review
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    8.3
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    Also Known As
    Informatica EDC, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog, Enterprise Information Catalog
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    Overview

    Denodo operates in the data virtualization field– providing high performance, unified access to the broadest range of enterprise, big data, cloud and unstructured sources, and the most agile data services provisioning and governance – at less than half the cost of traditional data integration. Denodo’s customers have gained significant business agility and ROI by creating a unified virtual data layer that serves strategic enterprise-wide information needs for agile BI, big data analytics, web and cloud integration, single-view applications, and SOA data services across every major industry

    Denodo Platform offers the broadest access to structured and unstructured data residing in enterprise, big data, and cloud sources, in both batch and real-time, exceeding the performance needs of data-intensive organizations for both analytical and operational use cases, delivered in a much shorter timeframe than traditional data integration tools.

    The Denodo Platform drives agility, faster time to market, increased customer engagement from single view of customer and operational efficiencies from real-time business intelligence and self-serviceability.
    Founded in 1999, Denodo is privately held, with main offices in Palo Alto (CA), Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany) and London (UK).

    Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog provides a machine-learning-based discovery engine to collect data assets across the enterprise while increasing the understanding of those data assets through a graph-based enterprise information catalog. Powered by Informatica’s unique metadata services engine, Enterprise Information Catalog enables business analysts and data stewards to find all types of data across the enterprise; discover relationships among them; enrich data with business glossary terms and crowdsourced annotations; and understand the provenance, quality, and usage of their data.

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    Sample Customers
    Autodesk, VHA, AAA, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Caterpillar, European Chemical Agency, Seagate, Nationwide, Time Warner Cable, Pantex, Inditex, BNSF Railways, Vodafone, CIT Group, Jazztel, Wolters Kluwer, Telefonica, TransAlta
    AIA Singapore, Mattel
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Renewables & Environment Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Denodo vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Denodo vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    632,539 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Denodo is ranked 2nd in Data Virtualization with 9 reviews while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is ranked 3rd in Metadata Management with 4 reviews. Denodo is rated 7.4, while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Denodo writes "Good performance and integration, but needs more training documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog writes "An enterprise-scale solution with a pretty robust set of tools for scanning a variety of information sources". Denodo is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, Delphix, Mule Anypoint Platform and Alteryx Designer, whereas Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is most compared with AWS Glue, Collibra Catalog, Azure Data Factory, Alation Data Catalog and Informatica PowerCenter. See our Denodo vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog report.

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