Informatica PowerCenter vs Jitterbit Harmony comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Informatica PowerCenter
Ranking in Data Integration
2nd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
80
Ranking in other categories
Data Visualization (7th)
Jitterbit Harmony
Ranking in Data Integration
37th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
13
Ranking in other categories
Workload Automation (21st), Cloud Data Integration (19th), Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) (13th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Integration category, the mindshare of Informatica PowerCenter is 11.9%, up from 10.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Jitterbit Harmony is 0.2%, down from 0.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Data Integration
Unique Categories:
Data Visualization
0.8%
Workload Automation
0.3%
Cloud Data Integration
1.9%
 

Featured Reviews

Deepak Shiv - PeerSpot reviewer
May 23, 2024
Provides multiple transformations in one toolset and helpful when extracting data from multiple sources
Error handling capability is quite good in Informatica PowerCenter because it provides a very detailed session log, which is really helpful to identify errors. In addition, there are KB articles published by Informatica that are really helpful. So, error handling and the KB articles provided by Informatica are very helpful. Even if you face any issues or errors, we can usually resolve them. If the error cannot be solved with Informatica PowerCenter, we can raise a case with Informatica, and their support team will help us address that issue. If it cannot be solved with that particular version, they will consider it and try to solve it with the next patch or hotfix. AI Initiatives: Our company also has organizational AI or machine learning initiatives. However, Informatica PowerCenter doesn't fit into AI-related things because it's an on-premise tool. It doesn't have a significant role in the field. It is just a small ETL on-premises tool. So basically, in the AI field, Informatica PowerCenter is not going to be that impactful. Informatica has launched IICS and IDMC (Informatica Data Management Cloud and Informatica Cloud), where their AI comes into the picture. But for Informatica PowerCenter, AI does not come into the picture at all.
Mohamed Abd Kader - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 27, 2023
An easy-to-setup solution with good stability
We use Jitterbit to connect cloud solutions with our on-premises ERP system We connect cloud solutions to our on-premise ERP system easily using Jitterbit. It is its most valuable feature.  The solution's API management capabilities need improvement. We have been using the solution for almost…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The ability to scale through partitions helped us to improve the performance."
"The setup is very simple."
"The most valuable feature of Informatica PowerCenter is data transformation and user-friendliness."
"The solution is stable."
"The performance and design of Informatica have been very valuable. I find the performance faster than, say, Oracle Data Integrator or DataStage."
"The most valuable features are the dynamic reading of the file metadata profile, and the ability to define business rules that are used to verify and validate the uploaded files."
"The most valuable aspects of Informatica PowerCenter are the many features, ease of use, and user-friendliness."
"It has very good monitoring and process monitoring."
"We only use small parts of the solution, however, the parts that we use are quite adequate."
"Easy integration with Salesforce"
"Integrity, ease of use, user-friendly user interface, and errorless logs are the most valuable features."
"It is very easy to build integrations and processes to pull and push data."
"It is a scalable solution."
"It runs like an appliance and has tremendous throughput."
"Jitterbit handles the most lines of data in a .csv and loads the quickest of any data loader I have tried."
"The fluid user interface (probably the most user friendly interface, when compared to its competitors)."
 

Cons

"Informatica PowerCenter could improve by having a single interface because half of the system is still in the legacy interface and many other elements are moved to the developer client. It would be good if there was a single interface for the end user and developers."
"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."
"It would be good to recreate the entire interface to make it easier for users to build workflows."
"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 reputation of Informatica is that it is expensive."
"Its licensing can be improved. It should be features-wise and not bundle-wise. A bundle will definitely be costly. In addition, we might use one or two features. That's why the pricing model should be based on the features. The model should be flexible enough based on the features. Their support should also be more responsive to premium customers."
"Some of the conversions are done inside the product. We use work tables that are created by the engine itself, but the names of the work tables are very long, and they don't have any meaning, which makes it a bit difficult to understand and follow exactly what is happening inside."
"The developer tool documentation can be enhanced with a more clear explanation of each utility, accompanied by relevant examples, so that developers are able to create programs with ease."
"You need to have some development skills or hire a Jitterbit engineer to make changes."
"Sometimes additional connectors are needed."
"In the past few months, there have been some server downtimes during work hours that have affected some critical scheduled integrations."
"Sometimes we experience disconnections and I have to close all Jitterbit programs."
"Its API management capabilities need improvement."
"The initial setup can be a little bit difficult."
"I would like the ability to offer a dedicated cloud version for security."
"I know with Salesforce updating the UI like they did, it slowed it down a lot."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is in the middle price range compared to other solutions."
"Its licensing is expensive in terms of scaling."
"The license model is CPU based."
"Its maintenance is expensive."
"I am not sure about the most recent price, but I think it should be $100,000 or more."
"Informatica PowerCenter is reasonably priced. It is less expensive than Pentaho. There is a standard version fee in Taiwan. It is a one-time yearly subscription price that is approximately $3,010 US dollars for three users."
"Compared to other tools, I think PowerCenter is a bit expensive. When I compare it to Oracle, if you want to use Oracle databases, you can easily get an ODI tool, so it's easier to handle. Informatica is a standalone tool—it's an independent company—and there are no databases around them, so it's quite expensive to use. Generally, large companies use PowerCenter because of the price. If companies want to expand their usage areas, they try to consider if it's easy to implement and easy to understand the pricing. I think the pricing is a barrier for Informatica."
"Licensing costs are excessive and pose an obstacle to someone who lacks familiarity with the solution and wishes to have a proper understanding of it."
"I do believe Jitterbit has one of the better pricing and licensing options out there compared to its competitors."
"Jitterbit was extremely cost effective for us compared to other options."
"The added bonus is that Jitterbit doesn't charge for any data volume/traffic."
"The solution's cost is mid-ranged compared to other vendors."
"The Jitterbit price is based upon endpoints. They also offer ERP connectors with their Enterprise edition"
"Each business needs to determine if it is a mission critical aspect."
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Comparison Review

it_user90069 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 20, 2014
Informatica PowerCenter vs. Microsoft SSIS - each technology has its advantages but also have similarities
Technology has made it easier for businesses to organize and manipulate data to get a clearer picture of what’s going on with their business. Notably, ETL tools have made managing huge amounts of data significantly easier and faster, boosting many organizations’ business intelligence operations…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
18%
Computer Software Company
13%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Insurance Company
7%
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Healthcare Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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Which is better - SSIS or Informatica PowerCenter?
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Which Informatica product would you choose - PowerCenter or Cloud Data Integration?
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Jitterbit Harmony Platform?
The solution's cost is mid-ranged compared to other vendors. I rate its pricing a six out of ten.
What needs improvement with Jitterbit Harmony Platform?
The solution's API management capabilities need improvement.
 

Also Known As

PowerCenter
Jitterbit, Jitterbit Harmony
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
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