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"The mass ingestion functionality and the elasticity of the solution are great.""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.""We have a lot of integrations, and it's very easy to create integrations. They have a lot of connectors.""The product is scalable and excellent for enterprise-level organizations.""It has all the advantages of the Cloud in that you can use it without worrying about infrastructure, upkeep, or upgrades.""The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward."

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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.""Provides a significant amount of control over the landscape and overall implementation.""The solution can connect to different systems i.e. mainframe, IMS or AS/400 Legacy Systems."

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"There may be some types of limitations with the performance.""Its pricing model can be improved. The response time from technical support can also be improved.""Cost-wise, it could be better.""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 price modeling could be more flexible.""I have received feedback from certain teams and there is a steep learning curve to use this solution."

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"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.""Should diversify more, maybe with a reporting and visualization utility,"

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  • "Our customers sometimes are able to negotiate a much better price for Informatica Cloud Data Integration based on their relationship with the vendor."
  • "Its pricing model can be improved."
  • "I'm not sure about the most recent pricing trends, but I don't believe it's significantly different from PowerCenter. I believe it is nearly the same."
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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:Azure Data Factory is a solid product offering many transformation functions; It has pre-load and post-load transformations, allowing users to apply transformations either in code by using Power… more »
    Top Answer:Complex transformations can easily be achieved using PowerCenter, which has all the features and tools to establish a real data governance strategy. Additionally, PowerCenter is able to manage huge… more »
    Top Answer:We have a lot of integrations, and it's very easy to create integrations. They have a lot of connectors.
    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
    PowerExchange, Connectors
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    Overview
    Informatica Cloud Data Integration is a unified and modern user experience across all iPaaS patterns, supported by a meta-data driven, modular, artificial intelligence-based microservices architecture tailored for IT, developers, and business users. It help delivers accessible, trusted, and secure data to facilitate more valuable business decisions and identify competitive advantages. Informatica Cloud Data Integration can help to distribute data warehouse and analytics projects. Features include the following: Deliver integrated and relevant data, Scale with data synchronization and replication, Integrate asset management, Support high-volume workloads, Design cloud mappings and Execute visual data integration flows.

    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
    Chicago Cubs, Telegraph Media Group
    ACH Food, BNSF Railway Company, Illinois State University
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company50%
    Pharma/Biotech Company14%
    Individual & Family Service7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise78%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloud Data Integration
    June 2022
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    Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Integration with 7 reviews while Informatica PowerExchange is ranked 26th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 8.4, while Informatica PowerExchange is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Informatica Cloud Data Integration writes "Flexible licensing, good connectors, and timely upgrades and patches". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PowerExchange writes "Powerful real-time capabilities, but it lacks failover and high availability ". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, AWS Glue, Mule Anypoint Platform and SSIS, whereas Informatica PowerExchange is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, SSIS and AWS Glue.

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