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We performed a comparison between Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog and Talend Open Studio 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 Enterprise Data Catalog vs. Talend Open Studio Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The metadata management of Informatica is great.""I like EDC's self-service capabilities. You can put the catalog on the intranet inside the organization, so users can search for something. People in the research world have specialized systems, and you might find data from various places that sound similar.""The solution scales well.""The capability of the tool to scan and capture the metadata from a variety of sources is one of the capabilities that I find most useful. The central repository into which it is going to put that captured metadata is the best.""Multifeatured and easily scalable data catalog, with good data domain discovery and data profiling features."

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"I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields. It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool.""The most valuable features are definitely data integration, data preparation, and data stewardship.""This product is very easy to use.""The best thing I have found with Talend Open Studio is their major support for the lookups.""Talend Open Studio is easy to create jobs. We use the basic functionality and it is very good.""Talend is safe to use because it is very restrictive. It is easy to use when one learns how to manipulate data with SQL.""Talend can connect to multiple data sources, including relational data sources, ERP, CRM, and others.""The most valuable features of Talend Open Studio are customization and integration."

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Cons
"It is not easy to set up and configure the tool.""This solution is hard to set up and its interface is not user-friendly. It's also not as stable, and the technical support takes a lot of time to solve simple problems.""The model is somewhat flexible. There are certain aspects of the model that are not as flexible as we would like. It doesn't do certain things to a great level of depth. So, in situations where we want to drill in to do something specific, we have to essentially copy that data into our own structures in order to add that additional layer of flexibility.""Interoperability is one area where EDC has room for improvement. It was challenging when the faculty took over the data world and had specific vendors they wanted to use, and some were not particularly open platforms.""The solution is quite expensive."

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"We need more components to be more efficient. We use a lot of components, such as Salesforce, and it's not easy to use. There's are minor bugs and it's not easy to use some of the features.""In terms of what can be improved, the scheduling is not there in the sister version, while it is there in the cloud one, which is a paid version. If all kinds of scheduling could be available on the Open Studio that we generally use and practice on, that would be great. The scheduling of the data migration is currently not available in the sister version of Talend Open Studio that we are working on. It is available in the advanced version of the Talend. This is the one thing that can be improvised.""Talent consumes a lot of resources on my PC.""I think my biggest problem with the tool is that the errors are very hard to debug.""he overall marketing and documentation of this product need to improve a lot.""The security features could be improved.""As for improvement or additional features, I would like to know how to use Java in Talend and also how to use Talend in the cloud or in big data. I would prefer to have storage directly on Talend.""In terms of features, it has all the features that I need. However, it consumes a lot of resources. It is using a lot of RAM, and they need to fix the issue related to resource consumption. It currently requires more than 24 gigabytes of RAM, which is a big amount of RAM."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I have no idea what the price actually is. It is probably not going to be the cheapest, but it is a pretty stable and robust platform from the backend standpoint."
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  • "There are many versions available and one is open-sourced which is free."
  • "The cost for one year for the ETL tools, not for the big data, is 6K per year. It is a good price."
  • "It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product."
  • "Talend Open Studio is priced too high."
  • "Open Studio has a basic license and additional costs for services, including customer support and technical assistance."
  • "Right now, because we're using the open-source version, there's no cost."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The initial setup is very, very difficult. The solution is quite expensive. I would like them to extend the coverage to other technologies like web services and programming languages.
    Top Answer:The product is used for data governance. It's a tool for data governance, a technical metadata dictionary, and a data lineage repository.
    Top Answer:We reviewed AWS Glue before choosing Talend Open Studio. AWS Glue is the managed ETL (extract, transform, and load) from Amazon Web Services. AWS Glue enables AWS users to create and manage jobs in… more »
    Top Answer:Talend Enterprise supports for more connectors for enterprises, productivity, collaboration, version control, monitoring, clustering, and support compared to Talend Open Studio.
    Ranking
    1st
    out of 26 in Metadata Management
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    5
    Average Words per Review
    717
    Rating
    8.4
    5th
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    21,562
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    Average Words per Review
    532
    Rating
    7.5
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    Also Known As
    Informatica EDC, Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog, Enterprise Information Catalog
    Open Studio
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    Overview

    Informatica Enterprise Information Catalog provides a machine-learning-based discovery engine to collect data assets across the enterprise while increasing the understanding of those data assets through a graph-based enterprise information catalog. Powered by Informatica’s unique metadata services engine, Enterprise Information Catalog enables business analysts and data stewards to find all types of data across the enterprise; discover relationships among them; enrich data with business glossary terms and crowdsourced annotations; and understand the provenance, quality, and usage of their data.

    Talend Open Studio is a free, open source ETL tool for data integration and Big Data. The solution enables you to extract diverse datasets and normalize and transform them into a consistent format which can be loaded into a number of third-party databases and applications.

    Talend Open Studio Features

    Talend Open Studio has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Automatic identification of data types and potential errors
    • tMap module
    • Graphical conversion tools
    • Charts
    • Database SCD Tools
    • Business intelligence formats (Jasper, OLAP, SPSS, Splunk)
    • ETL and ELT support
    • Eclipse-based development tooling
    • Versioning
    • Large library of connectors
    • Data flow orchestration
    • File management without scripting
    • Data transformations

    Talend Open Studio Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Talend Open Studio. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduces the time taken to develop the integration.
    • Provides a wide selection of source and target connectors.
    • Monitor and manage problematic deployments with ease.
    • Allows developers to have the lowest cost of ownership for any solution.
    • Improves collaboration between different teams who need access to data.
    • Automated data integration process synchronizes the data and eases real time and periodic reporting, which would be time-consuming if done manually.
    • Achieve better data quality because data matures and improves over time.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Talend Open Studio solution.

    Elio B., Data Integration Specialist/CTO at Asset messages, says, "The solution has a good balance between automated items and the ability for a developer to integrate and extend what he needs. Other competing tools do not offer the same grade of flexibility when you need to go beyond what is provided by the tool. Talend, on the other hand, allows you to expand very easily."

    A Practice Head, Analytics at a tech services company mentions, “The data integration aspect of the solution is excellent. The product's data preparation features are very good. There's very useful data stewardship within the product. From a technical standpoint, the solution itself is pretty good. There are very good pre-built connectors in Talend, which is good for many clients or businesses, as, in most cases, companies are dealing with multiple data sources from multiple technologies. That is where a tool like Talend is extremely helpful.”

    Prerna T., Senior System Executive at a tech services company, comments, “The best thing I have found with Talend Open Studio is their major support for the lookups. With Salesforce, when we want to relate our child objects to their parent object, we need to create them via IDs. Then the upsert operation, which will allow you to relate a child object to the event, will have an external ID. That is the best thing which keeps it very sorted. I like that.”

    An Implementation Specialist, Individual Contributor at a computer software company, states, “I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields.” He also adds, “It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool.”

    PeerSpot user Badrakh V., Information System Architect at Astvision, explains, "The most valuable features are the ETL tools."

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    AIA Singapore, Mattel
    Almerys, BF&M, Findus
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Insurance Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise75%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog vs. Talend Open Studio
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog vs. Talend Open Studio and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is ranked 1st in Metadata Management with 5 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 15 reviews. Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is rated 8.4, while Talend Open Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog writes "An enterprise-scale solution with a pretty robust set of tools for scanning a variety of information sources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Talend Open Studio writes "Popular open-source ETL tool in Singapore/ South East Asia; Connects to Big Data; Easy to spot errors with generated Java code". Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is most compared with AWS Glue, Collibra Catalog, Denodo, Alation Data Catalog and SAP Data Services, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Data Fabric. See our Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog vs. Talend Open Studio report.

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