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