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

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Integration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fivetran vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Fivetran is that it only synchronizes what needs to be synchronized.""Fivetran is remarkably easy to use; I haven't encountered any other data integration tool that is as user-friendly.""The ease of usability is the most valuable feature. It's very easy and quick to set up. It also has a central hub as opposed to GoldenGate which is one direct interface. For GoldenGate I would have needed three interfaces whereas with HVR I have a central interface that manages everything.""The compare feature is the most valuable piece of it.""Making the decision to implement Fivetran was supported by the fact that they have better connectors than other competitors.""Its arrays are powerful enough to handle migrations even when the replication is happening in the background, without causing any trouble with the ongoing traffic.""You can manage all of your connectors individually, which gives you a very good ability to trace which one of your ETL processes is running and when.""Fivetran's most valuable feature is replication."

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"The solution scales well.""The way that the solution scans is very useful.""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 most valuable feature is its ability to extract metadata from various sources- be it an old SaaS application or the latest cloud application.""The most valuable feature of Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is it provides clients with a full view of the enterprise data assets. For example, how many data assets they have and who owns them.""The product seems stable enough.""I rate the technical support a ten out of ten.""We can scan anything."

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Cons
"I would like for them to incorporate additional transformations. A valuable aspect of the product is that it does inflight transformations and that could be expanded.""We use a separate tool for "reverse ETL", which is the opposite of what Fivetran does; it pushes data from your data warehouse back out to business applications. If Fivetran pulls data from those same applications, they should also enable users to push it back. I would love to do both ETL and reverse ETL in the same tool.""The customization could improve because Fivetran gives more thought to people who don't want to manage analytics workflows rather than engineers who want to be able to customize pipelines more thoroughly.""Fivetran is very expensive for data sources with a lot of rows, such as email data. I would like to see cheaper pricing for data sources like that.""Some of the pain points we're looking at are trying to integrate some of the items in the Microsoft stack, so SharePoint and Excel, and then some of the newer Azure services.""More connectors are needed for exotic, popular, and rising star portals.""The connections with SAP must be improved.""I would like Fivetran to implement additional resource monitoring and restriction policies."

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"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.""IEDC can improve the comparison of lineages.""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.""It is more complicated to extract data using the product compared to Visio. The system could display the details on the screen.""Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog could improve by having a much better user interface. It is not user-friendly.""They have to improve their relationship discovery tool. They say that they have AI inside, but this AI did not automatically find relationships or suggested relationships between entities.""The solution is quite expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I don't have the exact information, but I know it is high, and it is on a yearly basis. There is no additional cost for what we're doing. We're always open to doing things cheaper, so we might potentially implement a different solution."
  • "I've heard that the license for HVR is a bit costly compared to its competitors, but since it's reliable and efficient, I think the customer shouldn't be bothered about the cost."
  • "Fivetran is very expensive, and its database-driven pricing model is outdated."
  • "I can't give exact amounts because that's based on usage, but it's more expensive than some of its competitors."
  • "In the first year, we were given a very good discount. It was approximately 20,000 Euros per year. In the third year, we purchased credit for two years and the price was 33,000 Euros per year."
  • "I would say they're a little bit on the expensive side, and their contract process is not particularly good, but there is a lot of potential flexibility."
  • "The pricing model is okay and mid to large companies will not have an issue with it."
  • "The licensing costs are extremely high for the usage of somebody who has one GB or two GB of usage per day for real-time traffic. There are many other players in the market which are similarly priced or competitively priced. On average per month, it used to come around 12,000-15,000 USD, which is very high."
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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."
  • "I rate the product's pricing a five on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As a user of HVR Software I followed this deal closely. Fivetran is apparently trying to establish more in its sector and by buying an already established data replication software, they become some… more »
    Top Answer: I honestly can't think of another data replication software that can give you better statistics and insight than HVR Software. There's the feature for topology and statistics and both of them can… more »
    Top Answer:As someone who works at a company where a high volume of information is replicated and has tried several data replication softwares, I can tell you that you're looking at the right one. HVR Software… more »
    Top Answer:It is more complicated to extract data using the product compared to Visio. The system could display the details on the screen. Additionally, they should add AI features and the capability to provide… more »
    Top Answer:We use the product for building static and automatic data lineages.
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    7th
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    Rating
    8.0
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    out of 27 in Metadata Management
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    Also Known As
    Informatica EDC, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog, Enterprise Information Catalog
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    Overview

    Fivetran is a data integration and migration solution that centralizes data from various sources into a data warehouse (such as Snowflake or BigQuery) for analytics. Its most valuable features include replication and managed pipelines, integration with DBT for data transformation, and many source connections. 

    Fivetran is easy to use, with fast data migration and an intuitive portal for easy setup and troubleshooting. It has helped organizations integrate and manage data, saving time and resources.

    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.

    Sample Customers
    DocuSign, Oldcastle Infrastructure, Crossmedia, Talkdesk, Chubbies, Brandwatch
    AIA Singapore, Mattel
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company45%
    Outsourcing Company18%
    Transportation Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization24%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Construction Company14%
    Insurance Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fivetran vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fivetran vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
    757,260 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fivetran is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Integration with 16 reviews while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is ranked 1st in Metadata Management with 9 reviews. Fivetran is rated 8.0, while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Fivetran writes "Easy integration for onboarding new sources of data, but the logging is complicated". 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". Fivetran is most compared with AWS Database Migration Service, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Qlik Replicate, Azure Data Factory and Oracle GoldenGate, whereas Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is most compared with Alation Data Catalog, Collibra Catalog, AWS Glue, Informatica PowerCenter and Denodo. See our Fivetran vs. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog report.

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