IT Central Station is now PeerSpot: Here's why

Informatica PowerCenter vs StreamSets comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Buyer's Guide
Informatica PowerCenter vs. StreamSets
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. StreamSets and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"Good interface, reasonable documentation.""Once you have learned Informatica, it is very easy to use.""The number of docs has been reduced drastically, which is very good.""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.""If the systems get migrated or upgraded, the amount of resources required are very minimal. We can change the connections and establish a new connection. It's very helpful.""The most valuable feature of Informatica PowerCenter is the flow designer functionally. It is the best out of any ETL tool. Additionally, the solution is reliable and trustable in dealing with large data sources anytime. When we're using billions of data transactions, it's smooth.""I like the automated scheduling feature.""Enterprise-scale ETL solution that's very stable and is easy to scale. It integrates and connects with multiple new systems, both structured and semi-structured."

More Informatica PowerCenter Pros →

"It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.""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.""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.""In StreamSets, everything is in one place."

More StreamSets Pros →

Cons
"Lacks ability to calculate cost of the product.""PowerCenter has three clients. I wish they would consolidate everything into one GUI, not three. Also, we had a persistent issue with the Informatica Developer tool but it was solved when we migrated to the newest one.""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 pricing could be improved.""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.""In the future, I would like to see Informatica PowerCenter integrate a more powerful dashboard.""We need another tool for monitoring. It would be easier if all the features were consolidated into one tool.""Informatica PowerCenter could improve on the documentation for the implementation. The documents provided are not very good for a new user."

More Informatica PowerCenter Cons →

"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.""We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem.""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.""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.""If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data."

More StreamSets Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • More Informatica PowerCenter Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "We are running the community version right now, which can be used free of charge."
  • "StreamSets Data Collector is open source. One can utilize the StreamSets Data Collector, but the Control Hub is the main repository where all the jobs are present. Everything happens in Control Hub."
  • "It has a CPU core-based licensing, which works for us and is quite good."
  • "There are different versions of the product. One is the corporate license version, and the other one is the open-source or free version. I have been using the corporate license version, but they have recently launched a new open-source version so that anybody can create an account and use it. The licensing cost varies from customer to customer. I don't have a lot of input on that. It is taken care of by PMO, and they seem fine with its pricing model. It is being used enterprise-wide. They seem to have got a good deal for StreamSets."
  • More StreamSets Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Data Integration Tools solutions are best for your needs.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Azure Data Factory is flexible, modular, and works well. In terms of cost, it is not too pricey. It offers the stability and reliability I am looking for, good scalability, and is easy to set up and… more »
    Top Answer:SSIS PowerPack is a group of drag and drop connectors for Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, commonly called SSIS. The collection helps organizations boost productivity with code-free… 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:It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.
    Top Answer:We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem. It grows for a bit and then we'd have to restart the container, maybe once a month when it gets high.
    Top Answer:We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.
    Ranking
    1st
    Views
    33,961
    Comparisons
    29,226
    Reviews
    31
    Average Words per Review
    448
    Rating
    8.0
    11th
    Views
    5,196
    Comparisons
    3,630
    Reviews
    5
    Average Words per Review
    1,947
    Rating
    8.2
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    PowerCenter
    Learn More
    StreamSets
    Video Not Available
    Overview

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

    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.

    Offer
    Learn more about Informatica PowerCenter
    Learn more about StreamSets
    Sample Customers
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
    Availity, BT Group, Humana, Deluxe, GSK, RingCentral, IBM, Shell, SamTrans, State of Ohio, TalentFulfilled, TechBridge
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Retailer11%
    Healthcare Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica PowerCenter vs. StreamSets
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. StreamSets and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 32 reviews while StreamSets is ranked 11th in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.0, while StreamSets is rated 8.2. 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 StreamSets writes "Integrates with different enterprise systems and enables us to easily build data pipelines without knowing how to code". Informatica PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Azure Data Factory, SSIS, AWS Glue and Informatica PowerExchange, whereas StreamSets is most compared with SSIS, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Oracle GoldenGate, Azure Data Factory and Equalum. See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. StreamSets report.

    See our list of best Data Integration Tools vendors and best Cloud Data Integration vendors.

    We monitor all Data Integration Tools reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.