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Informatica PowerExchange Room for Improvement

Mohamed Elkady - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Management Consultant & Delivery Manager at IME

The major shortcoming of PowerExchange is high availability and failover. None of the versions we've used to date have had the out-of-the-box ability to enable failover and high-availability requirements. This is a significant challenge and risk.

PowerExchange's engine also lacks support for some data types. We are capturing data in a raw format, and there are also some data types like XML structure or big objects that are still hosted, so there are sometimes problems importing data. If it's not supported, you won't be able to build your scenario. Those are two main challenges that hopefully will be covered with any subsequent or new releases.

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Anirban Bhattacharya - PeerSpot reviewer
Practice Head, Data & Analytics at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

I think Informatica could be improved if they were to get into the data exploitation side of things. The value chain of exporting, reporting, visualizing, etc. That seems to be a blind spot for Informatica. If it were to diversify a little more, maybe with the reporting and visualization utility, it would be an add-on to PowerExchange. From a product strategy, Informatica seems to be getting fragmented by diversifying to various product lines and then going into the market. 

If I were to have any additional features, it would be diagnostics and reporting visualization.

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RK
Software Test Automation Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution could be made more user-friendly. The configurations are also quite difficult.

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