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Pros
"It has a Data Catalog that uses the Model repository.""Ease and speed of building integrations, especially integrations between different applications, such as our Hospital Information System.""It's a complete package, which is why we use this solution.""The technical support is excellent.""It has helped us monetize.""It is easy to use, and it is quick for developing things. It is fairly powerful, and it can integrate with a lot of different platforms without much hassle.""Good interface, reasonable documentation.""I like the automated scheduling feature."

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"The most valuable feature is data replication capability.""It moves the data as you set it up, and it works. I am also very impressed with its stability and scalability. It is not super feature-rich, but the new releases have more functionality. It recently had more native integrations with Oracle Database. If you are using it against an Oracle database, it has a lot more functionality.""They've recently improved the ease of implementation.""GoldenGate can connect and collect data from multiple sources, such as SQL Server.""What I have found the most valuable about GoldenGate is that it does real-time and no-downtime migrations. Its migrations are fast. There are not many tools like it on the marketplace.""The CDC feature is interesting."

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Cons
"The pricing could be improved.""There is some room for improvement in terms of pricing.""We need another tool for monitoring. It would be easier if all the features were consolidated into one tool.""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.""The solution can improve by providing more connectivity by having native ODBC or JDBC connections available. It will be easier and more people could start using it.""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.""An issue which should be addressed is that the solution only allows us to do structured, as opposed to unstructured, data processing.""Integrating new tools can be tricky and challenging."

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"It should be easier to integrate this solution with non-Oracle databases, including cloud-based solutions hosted on Azure.""We struggle with memory. It's limited. However, it may be because of our unique business case and how we use it that it's limiting for us.""The problem with GoldenGate is it is very complex to use. You need heavyweight skills to use it.""Troubleshooting issues is not always the easiest. It should be easier to troubleshoot. Their support can also be improved. They don't read your problem statement and waste a lot of time. GoldenGate for big data is actually a separate license. It is sort of a separate product, but it might fall underneath your GoldenGate category. If we're talking about big data, its interaction with big data sources is poorly documented.""The solution is quite costly, and if they could reduce their pricing, it would be more economical to implement.""I would like to see the interface more graphical and easier to use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its maintenance is expensive."
  • "It's much more expensive, almost three times more expensive than most other solutions."
  • "We are satisfied with the pricing."
  • "I consider this to be an expensive product."
  • "It is for big enterprises. We have leveraged Informatica for big enterprises but not for small and medium enterprises because it is a very costly product as compared to other products. We propose this solution only for enterprise customers. For small to medium enterprises, we would propose the Microsoft solution. Its licensing is currently bundle-wise. It should be features-wise and not bundle-wise."
  • "The price of this solution is high."
  • "Our client has purchased the license, and we are using it."
  • "The solution is in the middle price range compared to other solutions."
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  • "The price of this solution is good."
  • "We have an enterprise license for it. It might be for three years or so. I'm not aware of any additional costs to the standard licensing fee."
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    Overview

    Enterprise data integration platform to help organizations access, transform, and integrate data from a variety of systems.

    Oracle GoldenGate is a comprehensive software package for real-time data integration and replication in heterogeneous IT environments. The product set enables high availability solutions, real-time data integration, transactional change data capture, data replication, transformations, and verification between operational and analytical enterprise systems.
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    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle GoldenGate and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 22 reviews while Oracle GoldenGate is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 6 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.6, while Oracle GoldenGate is rated 7.4. 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 Oracle GoldenGate writes "Good technical support and very stable, but memory is an issue". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas Oracle GoldenGate is most compared with AWS Database Migration Service, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Quest SharePlex, Qlik Replicate and HVR Software. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Oracle GoldenGate report.

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