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We performed a comparison between Hitachi Lumada Data Integration and Mule Anypoint Platform 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Hitachi Lumada Data Integration vs. Mule Anypoint Platform Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"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.""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.""In StreamSets, everything is in one place."

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"It has a really friendly user interface, which is its main feature. The process of automating or combining SQL code with some databases and doing the automation is great and really convenient.""The way it has improved our product is by giving our users the ability to do ad hoc reports, which is very important to our users. We can do predictive analysis on trends coming in for contracts, which is what our product does. The product helps users decide which way to go based on the predictive analysis done by Pentaho. Pentaho is not doing predictions, but reporting on the predictions that our product is doing. This is a big part of our product.""We use Lumada’s ability to develop and deploy data pipeline templates once and reuse them. This is very important. When the entire pipeline is automated, we do not have any issues in respect to deployment of code or with code working in one environment but not working in another environment. We have saved a lot of time and effort from that perspective because it is easy to build ETL pipelines.""The graphical nature of the development interface is most useful because we've got people with quite mixed skills in the team. We've got some very junior, apprentice-level people, and we've got support analysts who don't have an IT background. It allows us to have quite complicated data flows and embed logic in them. Rather than having to troll through lines and lines of code and try and work out what it's doing, you get a visual representation, which makes it quite easy for people with mixed skills to support and maintain the product. That's one side of it.""The fact that it enables us to leverage metadata to automate data pipeline templates and reuse them is definitely one of the features that we like the best. The metadata injection is helpful because it reduces the need to create and maintain additional ETLs. If we didn't have that feature, we would have lots of duplicated ETLs that we would have to create and maintain. The data pipeline templates have definitely been helpful when looking at productivity and costs.""The fact that it's a low-code solution is valuable. It's good for more junior people who may not be as experienced with programming.""I absolutely love Hitachi. I'm one of the forefront supporters of Hitachi for my firm. It's so easy to integrate within our environments. In terms of being able to quickly build ETL jobs, transform, and then automate them, it's really easy to integrate throughout for data analytics.""Lumada has allowed us to interact with our employees more effectively and compensate them properly. One of the cool things is that we use it to generate commissions for our salespeople and bonuses for our warehouse people. It allows us to get information out to them in a timely fashion. We can also see where they're at and how they're doing."

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"Customers can make use of Runtime Fabric, an RTF environment.""The ability to define multi-tiered APIs and reuse them is a fantastic platform feature.""The initial setup is quite easy because the solution has a good interface through which the configuration, mapping, and so on can be done.""The API toolkit is the solution's most valuable aspect at this time, for our organization.""Mule Anypoint Platform is our preferred platform for integration.""It has improved our organization a lot because of the increase in productivity, and it has simplified the development of products. MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is a highly effective tool where you can build integrations so effectively. If you establish the integration platform, it increases productivity. It helps us to do effective re-authentication, and it speeds the integration.""This is a good platform for designing, flowing out APIs, and then doing API-based integrations.""Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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."

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"Its basic functionality doesn't need a whole lot of change. There could be some improvement in the consistency of the behavior of different transformation steps. The software did start as open-source and a lot of the fundamental, everyday transformation steps that you use when building ETL jobs were developed by different people. It is not a seamless paradigm. A table input step has a different way of thinking than a data merge step.""I would like to see improvements made for real-time data processing.""Since Hitachi took over, I don't feel that the documentation is as good within the solution. It used to have very good help built right in.""Parallel execution could be better in Pentaho. It's very simple but I don't think it works well.""I have been facing some difficulties when working with large datasets. It seems that when there is a large amount of data, I experience memory errors.""In the Community edition, it would be nice to have more modules that allow you to code directly within the application. It could have R or Python completely integrated into it, but this could also be because I'm using an older version.""I was not happy with the Pentaho Report Designer because of the way it was set up. There was a zone and, under it, another zone, and under that another one, and under that another one. There were a lot of levels and places inside the report, and it was a little bit complicated. You have to search all these different places using a mouse, clicking everywhere... each report is coded in a binary file... You cannot search with a text search tool...""I work with different databases. I would like to work with more connectors to new databases, e.g., DynamoDB and MariaDB, and new cloud solutions, e.g., AWS, Azure, and GCP. If they had these connectors, that would be great. They could improve by building new connectors. If you have native connections to different databases, then you can make instructions more efficient and in a more natural way. You don't have to write any scripts to use that connector."

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"The stability could be better.""The terms of use and how it's priced has become very difficult to manage, which is forcing us to look for alternatives already - and we haven't even been using it for that long just yet.""The platform's data integration tools need improvement on the processing side.""I would like to see some data integration and automation.""What I hear from my customers is that it's very expensive compared to the cost of other integration suites. The cost keeps increasing. MuleSoft should come up with customization factors by using a different way of getting the cost-related stuff to attract customers. That is, they should come up with some cost optimizations.""Code quality, Code Security, SaaS, and DaaS security, can all be improved.""We would like an entire DevOps in place in this particular solution.""Its documentation needed a little bit of work to make it more usable. It is a platform that is used mainly by developers and other people for connecting systems. Its documentation was confusing in some areas and was not very helpful in other areas. I had to go to a consultant to get some work done, which ideally shouldn't be required."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is good, but not the best. They have some customized plans you can opt for."
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  • "The price of the regular version is not reasonable and it should be lower."
  • "Sometimes we provide the licenses or the customer can procure their own licenses. Previously, we had an enterprise license. Currently, we are on a community license as this is adequate for our needs."
  • "It does seem a bit expensive compared to the serverless product offering. Tools, such as Server Integration Services, are "almost" free with a database engine. It is comparable to products like Alteryx, which is also very expensive."
  • "I think Lumada's price is fair compared to some of the others, like BusinessObjects, which is was the other thing that I used at my previous job. BusinessObject's price was more reasonable before SAP acquired it. They jacked the price up significantly. Oracle's OBIEE tool was also prohibitively expensive."
  • "When we first started with it, it was much cheaper. It has gone up drastically, especially since Hitachi bought out Pentaho."
  • "The cost of these types of solutions are expensive. So, we really appreciate what we get for our money. Though, we don't think of the solution as a top-of-the-line solution or anything like that."
  • "The pricing has been pretty good. I'm used to using everything open-source or freeware-based. I understand that organizations need to make sure that the solutions are secure, and that's basically where I hit a roadblock in my current organization. They needed to ensure that we had a license and we had a secure way of accessing it so that no outside parties could get access to our data, but in terms of pricing, considering how much other teams are spending on cloud solutions or even their existing solutions, its price point is pretty good. At this time, there are no additional costs. We just have the licensing fees."
  • "There was a cost analysis done and Pentaho did favorably in terms of cost."
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  • "Mule is not the cheapest integration platform out there, but it deserves the price we are paying."
  • "The product comes complete at one set price including support."
  • "The licensing is core-based. My customers tell me that it's very expensive compared to the cost of other integration suites."
  • "Mule Anypoint Platform pricing is slightly higher compared to Dell Boomi."
  • "The solution is the priciest in the market which is an issue for some clients."
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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:Hi Rajneesh, yes here is the feature comparison between the community and enterprise edition :… more »
    Top Answer:What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract… more »
    Top Answer:We also haven't had to create any custom Java code. Almost everywhere it's SQL, so it's done in the pipeline and the… more »
    Top Answer:I architected solutions using Oracle SOA/OSB, Spring Boot, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform on cloud / on-premises and hybrid… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether TIBCO BusinessWorks or Mule Anypoint platform integration and… more »
    Top Answer:We are very satisfied with the DevOps support.
    Comparisons
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    Kettle, Pentaho Data Integration
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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.

    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration is a top-raking data integration tool that aims to deliver accurate data from various sources to end users. This is a complete data integration platform that utilizes visual tools in the delivery of analytics-ready data. The product eliminates coding and complexity to ensure equal accessibility of its services to IT users as well as businesses that do not specialize in the field.

    The solution offers powerful data integration, which is achieved through:

    • Accelerated data onboarding
    • Flexible data self-service
    • Robust data flow orchestration

    Users of Hitachi Lumada Data Integration can collaborate to build, deploy, and monitor dataflows in order to streamline data delivery. The visual tools of the product reduce the time of operation and lower complexity, allowing even beginners to operate the platform seamlessly. The onboarding process is initiated through broad connectivity to a wide variety of data sources and applications.

    A drag-and-drop interface allows users to easily create data pipelines and ready-made templates to execute edge to cloud. The product provides users with the opportunity to blend data on premises or using cloud services, including Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The tool allows for a seamless switch between the native engine and Apache Spark, and operationalizes Python, Scala, and Weka machine-learning models.

    The tool offers features for extensive business analytics through:

    • Ad-hoc analysis
    • Flexible interface
    • Enterprise reporting

    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration offers its clients modern data architectures for data analytics. Through interactive visualizations and easy integration, users are able to increase data integrity for their organizations. The product offers a web-based drag-and-drop dashboard for a flexible experience, collaboration with other applications, and advanced multi tenancy. There is special enterprise reporting which consists of operational self-serving reporting, security with content permissions, and additional high-level protection, achieved through locking, and expirations.

    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration Features

    The tool offers its clients various features which can be used to achieve efficient data integration and further analysis. These features include:

    • Data access: The tool allows users to access data sources at the edge, core, and cloud. This reduces the time and complexity of the process while blending sources to deliver data in a format ready to be analyzed.

    • Machine learning: The solution offers a feature to orchestrate machine learning. R, Python, Scale, and Weka models are provided to users of this product.

    • Enterprise reporting: Hitachi Lumada Data Integration provides its clients with detailed visualized reporting. This feature is highly secured, which provides additional protection for clients' data.

    • Connect and move: This feature offers users the option to connect to sources on premises or in the cloud and move data of any size and format.

    • Flexibility: The product allows users broad connectivity and flexibility with no vendor lock-in to on-premise or cloud services.

    • Cluster to container: The tool offers the option to create scalable pipelines with Kubernetes clusters. This is possible across multiple clouds.

    • Dataflow studio: This feature allows users to build and manage data pipelines, view run metrics, analyze activities, and resume paused ones.

    • Authoring: The tool has an editor feature, which allows for the transformation of activities while the dataflow is in progress.

    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration Benefits

    The tool offers increased work productivity through efficient data integration. A number of the benefits include:

    • Ability to increase productivity in the work process due to effective automation.

    • Production deployment time can be sped up while saving costs for the company.

    • The no-code functionality improves pipeline quality in comparison to hand-coding data.

    • The tool offers high-quality reports which reduce implementation time.

    • Employees can save time and resources by manually embedding reporting and applications through this solution.

    • The utilization of this tool can increase business user adoption by improving data accuracy.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Philip R., a senior engineer at a comms service provider, says this product "Saves time and makes it easy for our mixed-skilled team to support the product".

    Ryan F., a senior data engineer at Burgiss, appreciates Hitachi Lumada Data Integration because low-code makes development faster than with Python.

    With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.

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    Sample Customers
    Availity, BT Group, Humana, Deluxe, GSK, RingCentral, IBM, Shell, SamTrans, State of Ohio, TalentFulfilled, TechBridge
    66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate Institute
    VMware, Gucci, MasterCard, Target, Time Inc, Hershey's, Tesla, Spotify, Office Depot, Intuit, CBS, Amtrak, Salesforce, Gap, Ralph Lauren
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Insurance Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Healthcare Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Media Company10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Consumer Goods Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration vs. Mule Anypoint Platform
    November 2022
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    Hitachi Lumada Data Integration is ranked 6th in Data Integration Tools with 26 reviews while Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 18 reviews. Hitachi Lumada Data Integration is rated 7.8, while Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Hitachi Lumada Data Integration writes "Saves time and makes it easy for our mixed-skilled team to support the product, but more guidance and better error messages are required in the UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". Hitachi Lumada Data Integration is most compared with SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, whereas Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Mule ESB and MuleSoft Composer. See our Hitachi Lumada Data Integration vs. Mule Anypoint Platform report.

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