Informatica Axon Room for Improvement

VivekKumar1 - PeerSpot reviewer
DG Consultant at Tieto Estonia

If you have a DQ rule, data quality rule, on any particular subject area or any particular column, then one cannot create directly a rule in Axon. It has to ingest the technical tool we create in IDQ then into the Axon.

Informatica Axon itself is not a very complete tool. It's highly dependent on Enterprise Data Catalog and IDQ. Blending data catalog and IDQ makes it complete. When I say blending, I mean in the sense they have internal plugins, internal listeners. Axon has internal listeners for reading EDC, as well as IDQ components. EDC is Enterprise Data Catalog, which's a metadata catalog from Informatica.

I would like to have broader connectivity. Axon currently is limited. It cannot connect to any other application. It does not have any connectors for other applications. I want more applications to have connectivity to Axon. Axon should create more plugins for connecting to other applications, which are currently dominating the market.

The solution still is a bit manual in its functionality. We want t to be more automation-driven.

The solution needs to be more resilient.

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Fred_Scefi - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Agile Technology Consulting

The main issue probably has nothing to do with end users, but installation can definitely be simplified. Also, I believe that this is something that they are already working on it, but it needs to be provided as a service. 

The Microsoft version, Purview, is now available as a cloud service, it must be provided as a service rather than just installation. You do not need to go through the installation, you literally create an account in five minutes. That is something they need to do. I believe that it is already something they are on working on, but I don't believe it has yet been released.

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RS
Data Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

If I wanted to improve something, it would be the way we import or the way we design the policies. Right now, although they offer some templates, I would want more templates available to be imported.

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Prasun-Nesu - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager/Data Lead at Maersk

Though EDC has maximum coverage, a few things were not available to scan, but I think EDC is evolving to address this issue.

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GL
Consulting Associate at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

The cloud version of Axon is far behind the on-prem, and many of my clients want to go fully to the cloud. However, Axon has to be an on-prem installation. I would like to see their cloud products catch up with their on-prem capabilities. 

I would like to see Informatica add more automation and AI. Some of that is already there, but it would be helpful to have some automation to speed up the process of manually tagging and moving components of your IT setup into your business glossary and the front end.

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SG
Consulting Principal & Founder at Digital Data Consultancy

In terms of what could be improved, they need to create a rules repository. Business rules for the attributes that you have, keeping them in that central repository, and governance of them is something which Axon is lacking a bit. The Informatica Data Quality tool actually caters to that, so that's probably why they have not built that up in the Axon, but it is definitely something that can be built in to this product, as well.

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HS
Senior Architect at Unilever Inc.

I've found that whatever functionalities are available on-prem, can become a bit of a challenge sometimes in the cloud. There are no simple rules for customization so they need to be applied which is a challenge on the cloud side.

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Sunil Gotoor - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Softpath System, LLC

I would like to see more API integration to have the capability to build a report using other third party reporting tools allowing things to be streamlined.

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