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We performed a comparison between Informatica Cloud Data Integration and SAP Data Services 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 Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services report (Updated: August 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It has all the advantages of the Cloud in that you can use it without worrying about infrastructure, upkeep, or upgrades.""We have a lot of integrations, and it's very easy to create integrations. They have a lot of connectors.""The mass ingestion functionality and the elasticity of the solution are great.""The product is scalable and excellent for enterprise-level organizations.""The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward.""Informatica Cloud Data Integration is stable.""It has a more UI-based tool, and the scripting is good.""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."

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"We can extract data at a table level, extract data at the ETL level, and we can extract data at an ODP level.""I appreciate having access to the SAP data.""The API tool in this product is very valuable; it is very easy to onboard and use.""The BA reporting tools, such as Data Services, and ETL tool in SAP Data Services are the most valuable. When we had in-memory requirements, we used HANA. HANA is most preferably for most the customers for in-memory. SAP is the first company that created the in-memory concept.""The basic functionality is quite good as is the basic logic and data information.""The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.""I like how SAP Data Services links reporting and data integration. That's what's most interesting. You also have the opportunity to leverage the power of the Data Services server.""You can always manipulate a lot of things as long as you have the skill level."

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

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"They could make it easier to work with web services.""Source code control is another headache. When your source code base gets too large, managing the source code becomes cumbersome.""It's an ETL that is very good with relational databases but not as good with files and semi-structured files.""The migration of the solution between different environments is quite complex.""At the integration level, there could be certain set of improvement to connect to various other systems.""It would be nice if this solution was a bit easier to move from development to production.""I want some more business intelligence applications. People need to know more and more about data, including the transformation rules, etc. Informatica is a better product for data cataloging. SAP should update the data catalog.""We would like the different tools offered within this solution to be available as standalone entities, rather than having to purchase the entire package when we only require a few features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price of Informatica Cloud Data Integration could be reduced."
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  • "Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us."
  • "The price is very reasonable."
  • "There is a one time purchase fee plus annual maintenance."
  • "The price of SAP Data Services is a little high when compared to other solutions. Due to the pricing and capabilities, many clients are switching to other solutions."
  • "At the entry level, if you're using it only for data integration, it is a little bit cheap. However, for large organizations it can be expensive. There are additional costs apart from the license."
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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:The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.
    Top Answer:Dealing with the REST API is not easy with Data Services. It is mandatory to have a WADL file and it is difficult to find this file and set it up. I would like to see a better connection with the API… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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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.

    You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAP® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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    Sample Customers
    Chicago Cubs, Telegraph Media Group
    EMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company47%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Individual & Family Service7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Manufacturing Company20%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Non Profit7%
    Computer Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
    633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Integration with 10 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 9th in Data Integration Tools with 11 reviews. Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 8.0, while SAP Data Services is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Informatica Cloud Data Integration writes "A UI-based tool with great scripting ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Data Services writes "It's a powerful tool that does a lot, but it has its annoyances". Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Azure Data Factory, AWS Glue, Mule Anypoint Platform and Oracle Integration Cloud Service, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, SAP Process Orchestration and Palantir Foundry. See our Informatica Cloud Data Integration vs. SAP Data Services report.

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