We performed a comparison between Informatica Cloud Data Integration and Informatica PowerCenter based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: These are two exceptional solutions under the Informatica Brand, which is synonymous with quality, reliability, and high price. Informatica Cloud Data is created and best suited for small to medium organizations and it remains somewhat limited in the regions it can be used. Informatica PowerCenter is best for large enterprises that can utilize all of the numerous options PowerCenter has to offer. Large enterprises can more easily absorb the high cost and make better use of their current bundle licensing tier.
"Their new licensing is very flexible. With Informatica Cloud, you have plenty of items under the same umbrella, such as services, offerings, data quality, and data masking. You have also got master data management and API management. What I really like about them is that you don't need to go to Informatica and say that you need a data integration module. You would say that you need iPaaS or Informatica Cloud. They'll then try to understand your needs and give you IPUs, which are the processing units. If I purchased a hundred IPUs from Informatica as a customer, I can use 70 IPUs for data integration. I would also need data quality, so I can use 10 IPUs for data quality. I can use the remaining 20 IPUs for API management. Down the line, if I see that my initial data integration needs for the development phase are met, then out of the 70 IPUs assigned for data integration, I can use 30 IPUs for data masking. I can shuffle these numbers in any way within the Informatica Cloud umbrella for the tenure for which I have subscribed to these IPUs. I can use all services the way I want. This flexibility is what I really love about Informatica. It also has got good connectors."
"The mass ingestion functionality and the elasticity of the solution are great."
"It has all the advantages of the Cloud in that you can use it without worrying about infrastructure, upkeep, or upgrades."
"The product is scalable and excellent for enterprise-level organizations."
"We have a lot of integrations, and it's very easy to create integrations. They have a lot of connectors."
"It has a more UI-based tool, and the scripting is good."
"Informatica Cloud Data Integration is stable."
"The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward."
"The technical support for Informatica PowerCenter is good."
"Deployment was simple and straightforward."
"The interface is very clean and clear."
"Can manage a huge quantity of data and provide reliability."
"The solution is stable."
"If the systems get migrated or upgraded, the amount of resources required are very minimal. We can change the connections and establish a new connection. It's very helpful."
"Once you have learned Informatica, it is very easy to use."
"One of the most valuable features for us is the metadata repository because it can easily understand the lineage of first target mapping. My company and I also find Informatica really easy to use—when a consultant joins our company, in just a few days to a few weeks, they can understand how to use it—so we prefer to use this ETL tool."
"The price modeling could be more flexible."
"There may be some types of limitations with the performance."
"Informatica Cloud Data Integration could improve the price by making it less expensive."
"The regions in which the data resides are still limited. This could be an issue in terms of the data residency laws of some of the countries. They should get more regions."
"The cloud version of the Informatica, it's a very substandard product. They might say it's enterprise-ready but it's not at all ready. They need to add more features, such as improved data replication features. If you look at other tools, such as Matillion they are now cloud-native and flexible. Additionally, Informatica Cloud Data Integration should have a good migration strategy from Informatica PowerCenter to Informatica Cloud Data Integration."
"The current features are a bit complicated, and we need to write big scripts and test."
"Its pricing model can be improved. The response time from technical support can also be improved."
"I have received feedback from certain teams and there is a steep learning curve to use this solution."
"In terms of performance improvement and tuning, there should be a bit more guidance and documentation."
"I would like to see it be able to import data from NoSQL."
"I would like to see improvements made to the custom transformations. It should be more open for users that want to write their own code and use cases."
"The real-time database connectivity when getting the real-time data using the VPN is an area that needs improvement."
"In the future, I would like to see Informatica PowerCenter integrate a more powerful dashboard."
"There is a need to buy a separate license if one wishes to connect with some kind of SAP system, such as SalesForce."
"It would be nice to have all tools in one place. CDC needs more effort, as it's only easy to develop if you are familiar with Linux."
"An issue which should be addressed is that the solution only allows us to do structured, as opposed to unstructured, data processing."
Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.
Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 4th in Cloud Data Integration with 10 reviews while Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 35 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 8.0, while Informatica PowerCenter is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Informatica Cloud Data Integration writes "A UI-based tool with great scripting ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "A stable, scalable, and mature solution for complex transformations and data integration". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Azure Data Factory, AWS Glue, Mule Anypoint Platform, Matillion ETL and SSIS, whereas Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Azure Data Factory, SSIS, AWS Glue, Informatica PowerExchange and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). See our Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs. Informatica PowerCenter report.
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