Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs Oracle Integration Cloud Service comparison

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Updated on Oct 31, 2022

We performed a comparison between Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Integration Cloud Service based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: For the most part, users of both solutions feel installation and deployment is simple and straightforward.
  • Features: Users say Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) has an amazing ability to connect multiple types of database environments from a particular server, place, or system, which is very effective. It is a very lightweight solution, easily integrates with most systems, and is very easy to use. Many users would like to see visibility and automation improve to further enhance the solution.

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service (OIC) provides SFTP adapters, file adapters, and risk adapters that are very beneficial. Users say it lowers development time and its flow designer provides the ease of promotion between environments and the ease of connection management. Some users feel the payload size limit makes it challenging to integrate some legacy applications. Additionally, there is a real-time file polling limitation of 10 MB, which should be increased.
  • Pricing: Users feel pricing for both solutions is expensive.
  • Service and Support: Overall, users of both solutions are satisfied with the service and support.

Comparison Results: Users prefer Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) due to its intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard, and say the vast amount of available adapters make integrations very simple.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"In StreamSets, everything is in one place.""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.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable features of ODI are the ease of development, you can have a template, and you can onboard transfer very quickly. There's a lot of knowledge modules available that we can use. If you want to connect, for example, a Sibyl, SQL, Oracle, or different products, we don't have to develop them from scratch. They are available, but if it's not, we can go into the marketplace and see if there's a connector there. Having the connector available reduces the amount of hard work needed. We only have to put the inputs and outputs. In some of the products, we use there is already integration available for ODI, which is helpful.""Oracle provides great documentation.""The most valuable feature of ODI is the to use of the whole ETL to create a data lake.""The most valuable features of ODI are the knowledge modules, such as the Loading Knowledge module and the Check Knowledge module, they are helpful. We can check for the constraints in ODI. That helps in figuring out what are the constraints that are the primary keys created in the tables. We can check them with the Check Knowledge module.""Integration with all systems is easy with Oracle Data Integrator, and it is easy to use. I have not used any other product, but with Oracle Data Integrator, we can easily connect to an ERP system, an SAP system, or a cloud application.""Easy to understand, very developer-friendly, and has a big forum community and lots of documentation for support.""What I found most valuable in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is that it integrates well with almost all technologies currently being used in my company.""ODI's most valuable features are it utilizes the database engine and is very lightweight."

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"Oracle Integration Cloud Service integrates well and is user-friendly. If you are not a developer or ops engineer you can still use the solution with ease. You do not need to have developers' knowledge, you can easily adapt and learn quickly to integrate the services. They have good documentation.""The most valuable features of this solution are the SFTP adapters, file adapters, and risk adapters, that we use in everyday projects.""The dashboard provided by Oracle Integration Cloud for monitoring and error handling is very intuitive.""It has a number of pre-built connectors. Its flow designer is also valuable. It provides the ease of promotion between environments and the ease of connection management. It is also stable and easy to scale and deploy.""The OIC is very good.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Integration Cloud Service is its ease of use. We do not depend on any tool to develop it. Everything is on the browser and is easy to integrate, even for someone who does not understand a lot about coding.""It's easy to build an integration and make changes to it.""Technical support responds quickly."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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."

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"The solution lacks some functions and features.""ODI could improve by being more user-friendly. Informatica, which is also an ETL tool, similar to ODI, but Informatica is very user-friendly, easy to use, and simple to integrate, compared to ODI. ODI has many features, put them all together, and sometimes we get confused about which ones to use, which ones not to use.""ODI could improve the ease of use. There is a steep learning curve to use the solution.""We used a third party to do the implementation of ODI.""The initial setup is complex, especially if you also have to install a console.""It has been very good. Just recently, I've faced an issue, but I solved it somehow. While integrating with a file, I faced an issue where I wanted output files, and I had used the text field limited quotations, but at the end of the file, there was a line breakage for the last column. So, we just removed the text field because it was not working correctly for us.""An area for improvement would be the lack of SQL compatibility - ODI has no ability to interact with SQL unstructured types and data types.""An area for improvement in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is real-time integration. Currently, my company has a workaround to implement real-time integration, an area on which Oracle must focus more. Real-time integration should be easier in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). Another area for improvement in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is integration with more publishers and subscribers rather than just database integrations."

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"Lacks features for more complex integrations.""Oracle Integration Cloud Service can improve the downloading and uploading of files. I've submitted this issue to the Oracle Idea Labs. The issue is from the front end of Oracle Integration Cloud, we cannot download or upload a file directly or drag and drop it.""The support and resources were lacking — they weren't there.""Sometimes, the tech support is slow to get back to us. We have had to wait up to two weeks for a response.""There is a payload size limit and we're unable to integrate some legacy applications.""Make it more similar to the on-premises features. For example, if you can edit the code directly rather than just dragging and dropping, or if you can edit the examples by going into the background, and one-click migration, I'd like to see included in the next release.""While most of the adapters are available through Oracle Integration Cloud Services, they do not have a lot of features. I would like to see some enrichment in this area and for the solution to go deeper into the applications and upgrade the adapters.""It lacks configurable time-outs on connections. Configurable time-outs is an important nonfunctional property that it is currently missing. I have also written about it in an article, and I have also submitted some enhancement requests. Its visual designer could be a bit more responsive. It would also be good to get more XSLT editing capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is good, but not the best. They have some customized plans you can opt for."
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  • "The solution is expensive because of the model they use. The cost is for the license and for support."
  • "ODI comes included when buying the cloud version of the Oracle database license."
  • "There is a standard license to use the solution but there are other costs in addition, such as hardware and operating system."
  • "Per user, it is $900 USD per year, though they will give some discount. However, even a 60% to 70% of discount for each won't help us much. On top of that, there is the perpetual license you must pay at the outset."
  • "I have yet to determine the exact figure for Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) pricing, but it has lower pricing than Informatica."
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  • "It specifies how much data you use and how much storage you require, among other things."
  • "The price of Oracle Integration Cloud Service is good. It is reasonable and is priced well for the market segment. The model they use is on a per-package unit and we have a two-year subscription."
  • "In the case of Oracle Integration Cloud, costs can be "predictable" as far as the platform and infrastructure are concerned."
  • "It has different licensing models. The most upfront and most transparent is the pay-as-you-go model. It also has a certain messages-per-hour limit. There is a certain amount that is charged per hour, and a certain number of messages are included in it, which you can scale up as you go. Its licensing is very competent and easy."
  • "The solution is less expensive than other products."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Phil Wilkins - PeerSpot reviewerPhil Wilkins (Capgemini)
    Consultant

    Integration Cloud is more focused on event-driven integration models. It is also an OCI native service. 


    ODI is primarily suited to bulk data activities such as data loads, data migration. Now ODI has two flavours: native OCI with a small feature set aimed at enabling cloud migration and then the traditional ODI. 


    The traditional version is the same product as used on-premise but packaged to run a VM. As a result, it is offered on the Oracle cloud marketplace.

    Questions from the Community
    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… more »
    Top Answer:We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.
    Top Answer:Oracle Integration Cloud Service has a fairly easy initial setup, and Oracle offers initial support and guidance for… more »
    Top Answer:What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract… more »
    Top Answer:I know I'm late to the party but here are my comments to this. I would ask what version of ODI are you running, but… more »
    Top Answer:I'm unaware of licensing costs but I know that Oracle requires the purchase of two separate products, with separate… more »
    Top Answer:We would love to have more and more ready-to-use interfaces from Oracle. We'd like to download the marketplace right… more »
    Comparisons
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    StreamSets
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    Overview

    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.

    Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is a data integration software solution that provides a unified infrastructure to streamline data and application integration projects. It uses a powerful design approach to data integration, which separates the declarative rules from the implementation details. The solution is based on a unique ELT (Extract Load Transform) architecture, eliminating the need for a standalone ETL server and proprietary engine. 

    Oracle Data Integrator Features

    ODI has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Automatic documentation generation
    • Visualization of data flows in the interfaces
    • Customization of generated code
    • Automatic reverse-engineering of existing applications or databases
    • Graphical development and maintenance of transformation and integration interfaces
    • Robust data integrity control features, assuring the consistency and correctness of data
    • Powerful core differentiators
    • Heterogeneous ELT, declarative design and knowledge modules
    • Flexibility and modularity
    • Oracle Data Integrator repository
    • Topology navigator
    • Operator Navigator
    • Security Navigator
    • Integrator Console
    • ODI domains

    Oracle Data Integrator Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ODI. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Efficient architecture: Oracle Data Integrator has a simple architecture that utilizes the source and target servers to perform complex transformations, making it an efficient solution.
    • Supports all platforms: ODI gives you platform independence by supporting all platforms, hardware, and OSes with the same software.
    • Cost-effective: Oracle Data Integrator reduces costs associated with initial hardware and software acquisition, and also decreases maintenance costs because it eliminates the need for an ETL Server and an ETL engine.
    • Automatic detection of faulty data: By using ODI, faulty data is recycled before insertion in the target application, providing you with a data quality firewall.
    • Easy development and maintenance: With a low learning curve, Oracle Data Integrator increases developer productivity while facilitating ongoing maintenance. 
    • Active integration: ODI includes all styles of data integration: data-based, event-based and service-based.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) solution.

    Brian D., Business Process and Strategy Specialist Advisor at NTTData, says, “The Knowledge Module (KM) is my favorite feature of ODI. This is where I learned how to use variables to make jobs dynamic. I took that knowledge and created a KM that would go into iTunes and pull the sales of eBooks. Making something that is reusable, like a KM, is important to not only reduce build time but also maintenance in the future.”

    Ashok S., Applications Support Manager at a marketing services firm, mentions, "The most valuable features of ODI are the ease of development, you can have a template, and you can onboard transfer very quickly. There's a lot of knowledge modules available that we can use. If you want to connect, for example, a Sibyl, SQL, Oracle, or different products, we don't have to develop them from scratch. They are available, but if it's not, we can go into the marketplace and see if there's a connector there. Having the connector available reduces the amount of hard work needed. We only have to put the inputs and outputs. In some of the products, we use there is already integration available for ODI, which is helpful."

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service is a cloud-based integration tool that seamlessly integrates on-premise applications with Oracle Cloud (SaaS) or other cloud apps (for example, Workday, Salesforce, etc.) to other cloud apps. Oracle’s solution combines all the capabilities of application integration, process automation, visual application building, and integration analytics into a single unified cloud service. The solution offers real-time and batch-based integration, structured and unstructured processes, case management, stream analytics, and integration insight. All of these capabilities together allow users to service all their end-to-end integration needs in one cohesive platform.

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service Features

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visual application builder service
    • Integration insight
    • Process automation
    • Visual application design
    • SaaS and on-premises integration
    • Stream analytics
    • Easy setup

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Oracle Integration Cloud Service. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Powerful dashboards: The solution provides users with all the information they need via powerful dashboards that require no coding, configuration, or modification.
    • Agility: Oracle Integration Cloud Service brings agility to organizations with an easy, visual, low-code platform that simplifies day-to-day tasks by getting employees, customers, and partners the services they need to work anywhere, anytime, on any device.
    • Visual development environment: With the solution’s visual development environment, users can rapidly create and host engaging business applications.
    • Top-tier security: With Oracle Integration Cloud Service, users are protected with various forms of top-tier security, including physical protection, OS security, and virtualization layer security, as well as tenant isolation for devoting more resources towards a specific user or customer.
    • More than 50 native app adapters: Because the solution has more than 50 native app adapters, users can quickly connect to thousands of SaaS or on-premises applications seamlessly.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Oracle Integration Cloud Service is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has good adapters, is user friendly, and produces a solid ROI.

    Rishabh S., Business and Technology Delivery Associate Manager at Accenture, says, “It has good performance, easy integration, is user-friendly, and also has helpful technical support. The dashboard provided by Oracle Integration Cloud for monitoring and error handling is very intuitive. You do not need a third-party dashboard or logging framework when you initiate the integration. There are a lot of adapters, which is what I like the most.”

    “The most valuable features of this solution are the SFTP adapters, file adapters, and risk adapters, that we use in everyday projects,” says PeerSpot user Arun N., Technical Manager at a financial services firm.

    Kanhaiya C., Solution Architect at Tata Consultancy, explains, "Oracle Integration Cloud Service is a really good product and the ROI is very good with it. It lowers development time. A development cycle that may have taken a year without Oracle Integration Cloud Service can drop down to three or four months with it."

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    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 12 reviews while Oracle Integration Cloud Service is ranked 2nd in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 15 reviews. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is rated 8.2, while Oracle Integration Cloud Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) writes "We can make all the EPM tools work together as one and we can create a puzzle that will increase the performance and capability of all EPM tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Integration Cloud Service writes "Good performance, easy integration, user-friendly, and helpful technical support". Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle GoldenGate, Azure Data Factory and Talend Open Studio, whereas Oracle Integration Cloud Service is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, AWS Glue, Oracle GoldenGate, Boomi AtomSphere Integration and Microsoft Azure Logic Apps. See our Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. Oracle Integration Cloud Service report.

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