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Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Open Studio
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Open Studio and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"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 provides everything I need. Nothing is missing. PowerCenter is a good tool for on-premise databases.""It has helped us monetize.""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.""It has a Data Catalog that uses the Model repository.""The interface is very clean and clear.""It is very comprehensive in terms of connector and transformation capabilities from both a source and target perspective.""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."

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"The data integration aspect of the solution is excellent.""A very user friendly solution.""The most interesting aspect of the solution for us is that Talend Open Studio has a good balance between the features and the cost of the data management platform.""The most valuable features of Talend Open Studio are customization and integration.""Talend lets you do everything — mapping, workflow, and orchestration — in a single place.""The most valuable features are the ETL tools.""This product is very easy to use.""It has got so many connectors. It is intuitive and easy to use."

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Cons
"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.""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 only problem with this product is the level of complexity with the number of levels of transformation that you have to go through.""Its scalability can be improved. It is not scalable.""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."

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"It is not as visually appealing as some of the other tools.""The documentation is lacking within the product. They need to get better at all aspects of describing how it works and how to use it.""The user interface could be made simpler.""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.""The pricing could be lower. They should work to make it more affordable.""Talend Open Studio has a lot of capabilities, but there is some restriction. For example, if we want to connect to an SAP system, Open Studio cannot do it. We need to go with an enterprise version. Additionally, the monitoring features could improve.""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
  • "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."
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  • "Price could be lower. It is getting too expensive when compared to some other solutions, which is actually a little bit concerning."
  • "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."
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    Overview

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

    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."

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    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, LexisNexis, Rabobank
    Almerys, BF&M, Findus
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Retailer11%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Insurance Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Integrator10%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Open Studio
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Open Studio and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Informatica PowerCenter is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 31 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 18 reviews. Informatica PowerCenter is rated 8.0, while Talend Open Studio is rated 7.8. 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 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 PowerCenter is most compared with Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SSIS, Azure Data Factory, AWS Glue and Matillion ETL, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, Talend Data Fabric and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). See our Informatica PowerCenter vs. Talend Open Studio report.

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