We performed a comparison between Denodo and TIBCO BusinessWorks based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Data Integration Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"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."
"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."
"In StreamSets, everything is in one place."
"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."
"It is a very powerful, modern data analytics solution, in which you can integrate a large volume of data from different sources. It integrates all of the data and you can design, create, and monitor pipelines according to your requirements. It is an all-in-one day data ops solution."
"Data mining is one of the valuable features. We're able to connect all of the data sources with the installed driver, so that is a good advantage in Denodo. Being able to join the tables and view them is also valuable."
"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."
"The ability to connect to a lot of different sources."
"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."
"This solution provides us with the ability to sync data, and make it available for anyone to use across the business."
"The most valuable features are data lineage and the concept of a semantic layer."
"The most valuable feature is Data Catalogs."
"The ability to transfer data is very valuable."
"The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool."
"It is very stable. It is a market leader, and it has connectors to many of the legacy systems. It also has enterprise cloud connectors."
"Areas for improvement would be the cloud fitness of the product and the ease of migrating to newer versions."
"It is a seamless and sophisticated tool."
"One of the most valuable features is data transformation. We have some legacy systems which are in old technology, like SOAP, whereas the new ones are in REST. So we use BusinessWorks to transform data from one format to another, from SOAP to REST."
"Good performance and reliability."
"Good TIBCO BusinessWorks features are the admin console and the ability to roll back to the previous version."
"One of the most valuable features is that it's a simple development. It takes a short time to get services to work."
"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."
"If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data."
"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."
"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."
"Sometimes, when we have large amounts of data that is very efficiently stored in Hadoop or Kafka, it is not very efficient to run it through StreamSets, due to the lack of efficiency or the resources that StreamSets is using."
"User-specific security at the column and row levels needs to be improved. Instead of applying security at every individual level, it would be better if it were at the group or tier level. It will save a lot of time."
"We can't scale it to meet digital requirements."
"Denodo has some difficulty supporting large numbers of records."
"Performance management could be improved."
"I would like to see a proper way to avoid killing the sourcing systems."
"I would like it if we could pull the data model or export the data model because Denodo has, based on how you build, something called associations. The data model gets very confusing when you go look at it. It depends on how you define it, but it's really huge. I wish there was a way to export it into Visio. It could be that they already have a way to do it, and I don't know, but it would be much easier for the architects and even for the developers to look at it than scrunching it into the screen and expanding every small portion of it. If there was an easy way to export the Denodo model into another modeling tool and view it, it would be great."
"Tasks such as conversion of a date format or conversion of a number format that can be done in a very easy way in different languages, like SQL or Oracle, are not so easy to do in Denodo. For example, if you want to convert a date from one format to another, in Oracle it's pretty easy; in Denodo, however, it requires so many lines of code. Simple things that can be done very quickly in other database languages require more lines of code in Denodo."
"It would be beneficial to make sure that the team that will be using Denodo has some kind of training on how to use the product at least a month beforehand, and there could even be some kind of feedback or Q&A sessions to go along with the training. If Denodo were able to provide this kind of training, it would be very helpful to users in insurance and banking companies because the staff are typically older and not always technically-minded."
"There are multiple plugins which increase the number of product installations."
"Scaling with the solution is costly because if we need to scale up, we have to buy more memory. That means more money. Solutions like Camel or Pulsar come with built-in options to scale horizontally, vertically, region-wide or country-wide."
"Its price can be improved. For medium enterprises, it is a very expensive tool. In the market, you won't get many resources for this solution. You won't find many developers in the market very easily. The latest version of TIBCO (6.4 or 6.x) is not very stable. It has got many issues. We have raised this with TIBCO, and they are taking a lot of time to come up with a fix, which is making us move away from this product. Some of the performance-tuning aspects are also missing in version 6. They should provide performance-related fixes, which will be helpful for the customers. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The product has evolved, but it is very pricey. That's one of the challenges. They have provided all the features that are there in other products, but this is a platform upgrade. The platform has completely been changed from 5.x to 6.x, and we can't use the same environment. We can't run both versions on the same server as VM. The development environment is entirely different. In version 5.x, there was a proprietary designer. Now, it has common plug-ins developed on top of Eclipse."
"This solution's cloud could be improved. I don't know whether it was because we didn't have the internal expertise or if it was the product itself, but since they came later—I think only two or three years into the cloud—after many other iPaaS that had been in the cloud for longer, I feel that maybe they haven't matured in terms of the cloud."
"The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable. It has a steep learning curve, and it is pretty tough to learn."
"Cloud fitness is lacking"
"TIBCO BusinessWorks could be improved with cloud support."
"Could be more user friendly in the development area."
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.
Denodo is a leading data integration, management, and delivery platform that uses a logical approach to enable data science, hybrid and multi-cloud data integration, self-service BI, and enterprise data services. Organizations of different sizes across various industries utilize the product to get above the data silos. The solution offers organizations the freedom to migrate data to the cloud, or logically unify data warehouses and data lakes, without affecting business. This can ultimately result in the evolution of data strategies.
The platform accelerates data provisioning through reduced data replication, provides business users the freedom to select their preferred applications, and enables consistent security and governance across multiple systems. The solution offers one of the leading logical data fabric solutions by initiating data virtualization and eliminating the complexity and exposing the data in business-friendly formats.
Denodo also offers modern data integration and management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments for Denodo Platform for Cloud. This service can be purchased through the bring-your-own-license (BYOL) option. Users seeking faster deployment can license the product to popular cloud providers, including Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. The solution integrates, manages, and delivers data in complex environments with high performance, governance, and security. It also offers additional solutions, such as the Denodo Platform for Cloud Modernization, the Denodo Platform for Cloud Data Integration, and the Denodo Platform for Cloud Analytics, which overcome common cloud data challenges.
At the beginning of 2022, version 8.0 of Denodo introduced several new key features of the platform. These include:
Denodo offers various benefits for its users through its services. Some of the greatest advantages of using this platform include:
Reviews from Real Users
Naresh M., a senior application developer at a financial services firm, appreciates Denodo because it offers quick and simple web services creation.
Alisson M., a senior BigData DevOps engineer at Schaeffler, says that Denodo is great for queries and scouting data.
Denodo is ranked 8th in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews while TIBCO BusinessWorks is ranked 14th in Data Integration Tools with 8 reviews. Denodo is rated 7.4, while TIBCO BusinessWorks is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Denodo writes "Saves our underwriters' time with data virtualization, but could provide more learning resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "Useful features, but needs monitoring and cloud improvements". Denodo is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, Delphix and AtScale Adaptive Analytics (A3), whereas TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Spring Cloud Data Flow, webMethods Integration Server, Boomi AtomSphere Integration and IBM App Connect. See our Denodo vs. TIBCO BusinessWorks report.
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