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We performed a comparison between IBM App Connect and Informatica PowerExchange 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 IBM App Connect vs. Informatica PowerExchange Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the security.""The solution is fast and supports Open UI 3.0 certification.""When using IBM stacks, IBM App Connect is suitable and integrates well with other IBM products like WebSphere.""Very scalable, flexible, and user-friendly.""It's a powerful application for collaboration. It has many features for customization and integration.""Provides good security features.""Technical support is good.""It's stable to use, connect with the cloud, and to deploy."

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"The main benefit of PowerExchange is its native real-time capabilities. Competing tools are counting on third-party packages or Oracle to offer real-time capabilities. However, Informatica has a native ability to scan the data on the file system level and capture the changes almost instantly when I push it to the consumers. The solution has a powerful built-in replication engine.""The solution can connect to different systems i.e. mainframe, IMS or AS/400 Legacy Systems.""Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation."

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Cons
"In the next release, I would like to get some quality connectors.""Updates are constantly delayed.""The interface could be better.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer.""The addition of string functionality would be a benefit, particularly in the ESQL space that IBM already uses internally.""IBM App Connect is scalable. From the administration side, they need to improve the RBAC model, as well as the clustering of this product. It will be good if we can start up the cluster, via IBM Connect Console. Some other products like MuleSoft, are providing this type of administration. MuleSoft is easy to use and user friendly.""Plugins for the repositories are difficult to find.""They reply in one or two hours at most, but they could be better."

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"Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,""The major shortcoming of PowerExchange is high availability and failover. None of the versions we've used to date have had the out-of-the-box ability to enable failover and high-availability requirements. This is a significant challenge and risk.""The solution could be made more user-friendly. The configurations are also quite difficult."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price could be better."
  • "The licensing cost for IBM App Connect is very high."
  • "The cost depends upon the consumer."
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  • "An annual package license fee is required."
  • "The cost of PowerExchange is reasonable. It does not rely on complicated formulas or unrealistic equations. The pricing model is straightforward. There is one component, and real-time integration is included. Some other solutions require purchasing additional modules or third-party plugins for this capability."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
    Top Answer:The main benefit of PowerExchange is its native real-time capabilities. Competing tools are counting on third-party packages or Oracle to offer real-time capabilities. However, Informatica has a… more »
    Top Answer:The cost of PowerExchange is reasonable. It does not rely on complicated formulas or unrealistic equations. The pricing model is straightforward. There is one component, and real-time integration is… more »
    Top Answer:The major shortcoming of PowerExchange is high availability and failover. None of the versions we've used to date have had the out-of-the-box ability to enable failover and high-availability… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Cast Iron
    PowerExchange, Connectors
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    Overview

    Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

    App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
    • With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
    • Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
    • App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

    Informatica PowerExchange Connectors provides high performance, out-of-the-box connectivity without having to develop custom data access programs.

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    Sample Customers
    United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.
    ACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State University
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM App Connect vs. Informatica PowerExchange
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM App Connect vs. Informatica PowerExchange and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM App Connect is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Integration with 8 reviews while Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 30th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews. IBM App Connect is rated 8.6, while Informatica PowerExchange is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Very flexible and user-friendly; embeds with other technologies; no dependency on queue manager". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerExchange writes "Powerful real-time capabilities, but it lacks failover and high availability ". IBM App Connect is most compared with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, Mule Anypoint Platform, TIBCO BusinessWorks, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and SAP Process Orchestration, whereas Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, SSIS and Informatica Cloud Data Integration. See our IBM App Connect vs. Informatica PowerExchange report.

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