We performed a comparison between Informatica PowerCenter and Mule Anypoint Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Data Integration Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"In StreamSets, everything is in one place."
"StreamSets data drift feature gives us an alert upfront so we know that the data can be ingested. Whatever the schema or data type changes, it lands automatically into the data lake without any intervention from us, but then that information is crucial to fix for downstream pipelines, which process the data into models, like Tableau and Power BI models. This is actually very useful for us. We are already seeing benefits. Our pipelines used to break when there were data drift changes, then we needed to spend about a week fixing it. Right now, we are saving one to two weeks. Though, it depends on the complexity of the pipeline, we are definitely seeing a lot of time being saved."
"It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use."
"It is a very powerful, modern data analytics solution, in which you can integrate a large volume of data from different sources. It integrates all of the data and you can design, create, and monitor pipelines according to your requirements. It is an all-in-one day data ops solution."
"I have used Data Collector, Transformer, and Control Hub products from StreamSets. What I really like about these products is that they're very user-friendly. People who are not from a technological or core development background find it easy to get started and build data pipelines and connect to the databases. They would be comfortable like any technical person within a couple of weeks."
"StreamSets’ data drift resilience has reduced the time it takes us to fix data drift breakages. For example, in our previous Hadoop scenario, when we were creating the Sqoop-based processes to move data from source to destinations, we were getting the job done. That took approximately an hour to an hour and a half when we did it with Hadoop. However, with the StreamSets, since it works on a data collector-based mechanism, it completes the same process in 15 minutes of time. Therefore, it has saved us around 45 minutes per data pipeline or table that we migrate. Thus, it reduced the data transfer, including the drift part, by 45 minutes."
"Deployment was simple and straightforward."
"The support is valuable. There are also open-source ETL products, which work very well, but there is no support. When we face a production problem, being able to get support is valuable, and it brings efficiency. With an open-source solution, we can't engage anyone to resolve the problem as quickly as possible."
"We use Informatica PowerCenter to transfer the transitional database to and from the data warehouse. This is very efficient as it enables us to quickly find our data reports and the data, so we can build AI models."
"It's a complete package, which is why we use this solution."
"It is very comprehensive in terms of connector and transformation capabilities from both a source and target perspective."
"Can manage a huge quantity of data and provide reliability."
"The technical support for Informatica PowerCenter is good."
"One of the most valuable features for us is the metadata repository because it can easily understand the lineage of first target mapping. My company and I also find Informatica really easy to use—when a consultant joins our company, in just a few days to a few weeks, they can understand how to use it—so we prefer to use this ETL tool."
"Overall, it is a pretty good product. It is also very scalable."
"It has improved our organization a lot because of the increase in productivity, and it has simplified the development of products. MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is a highly effective tool where you can build integrations so effectively. If you establish the integration platform, it increases productivity. It helps us to do effective re-authentication, and it speeds the integration."
"We are very satisfied with the DevOps support."
"It is very easy to use for building connectors. It comes with a lot of connectors. For example, it has different adapters for NetSuite, which are very easy to use. It also has Salesforce connectors. The object store feature is also really easy to use. Mule Anypoint Platform is also good in terms of performance and how it is managed behind the scenes."
"The flexibility has been great overall."
"Mule works very well with Salesforce and CRMs."
"Customers can make use of Runtime Fabric, an RTF environment."
"The integration potential is excellent."
"If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data."
"Currently, we can only use the query to read data from SAP HANA. What we would like to see, as soon as possible, is the ability to read from multiple tables from SAP HANA. That would be a really good thing that we could use immediately. For example, if you have 100 tables in SQL Server or Oracle, then you could just point it to the schema or the 100 tables and ingestion information. However, you can't do that in SAP HANA since StreamSets currently is lacking in this. They do not have a multi-table feature for SAP HANA. Therefore, a multi-table origin for SAP HANA would be helpful."
"Sometimes, when we have large amounts of data that is very efficiently stored in Hadoop or Kafka, it is not very efficient to run it through StreamSets, due to the lack of efficiency or the resources that StreamSets is using."
"We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem."
"We create pipelines or jobs in StreamSets Control Hub. It is a great feature, but if there is a way to have a folder structure or organize the pipelines and jobs in Control Hub, it would be great. I submitted a ticket for this some time back."
"The logging mechanism could be improved. If I am working on a pipeline, then create a job out of it and it is running, it will generate constant logs. So, the logging mechanism could be simplified. Now, it is a bit difficult to understand and filter the logs. It takes some time."
"Informatica PowerCenter could improve on the documentation for the implementation. The documents provided are not very good for a new user."
"The performance of Informatica PowerCenter could improve."
"Informatica are very rigid when it comes to cloud migrations which discourages customers in moving their solution to the cloud."
"There is a need to buy a separate license if one wishes to connect with some kind of SAP system, such as SalesForce."
"In the future, I would like to see Informatica PowerCenter integrate a more powerful dashboard."
"The UI is a little outdated."
"What I didn't like about it is that the platform itself is not great at distributed processing. When you need high parallel processing, it has some inherent issues. We had to use Java transformation, and it did not go very well. I have heard that it is going to the cloud, but we haven't tried that."
"Informatica, in my opinion, is very rigid and not very flexible, whereas platforms like Alteryx or Matillion are very flexible and agile."
"We would like an entire DevOps in place in this particular solution."
"Pricing is one aspect of the solution that is troublesome. It's too expensive for smaller organizations."
"Adding connectors for new upcoming applications would add extra value to this product."
"This becomes an expensive solution over time."
"Its documentation needed a little bit of work to make it more usable. It is a platform that is used mainly by developers and other people for connecting systems. Its documentation was confusing in some areas and was not very helpful in other areas. I had to go to a consultant to get some work done, which ideally shouldn't be required."
"Better documentation, in particular with respect to the initial setup, would be helpful."
"Mule Anypoint Platform could improve by having more up-to-date adapters to do work in a digital space."
StreamSets offers an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines that deliver continuous data for DataOps, and power the modern data ecosystem and hybrid integration.
Only StreamSets provides a single design experience for all design patterns for 10x greater developer productivity; smart data pipelines that are resilient to change for 80% less breakages; and a single pane of glass for managing and monitoring all pipelines across hybrid and cloud architectures to eliminate blind spots and control gaps.
With StreamSets, you can deliver the continuous data that drives the connected enterprise.
Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.
With connectivity, composability, and control, Anypoint Platform solves the most challenging connectivity problems across SOA, SaaS, and APIs. It's a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data and devices with API-led connectivity.
Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 35 reviews while Mule Anypoint Platform is ranked 1st in Business-to-Business Middleware with 15 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 7.8, while Mule Anypoint Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Informatica PowerCenter writes "A stable, scalable, and mature solution for complex transformations and data integration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mule Anypoint Platform writes "Constantly improving to help connect applications, data, and devices". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Azure Data Factory, SSIS and AWS Glue, whereas Mule Anypoint Platform is most compared with SAP Process Orchestration, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Mule ESB and Spring Cloud Data Flow. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Mule Anypoint Platform report.
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