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Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Effective transformation, beneficial data manipulation, but user interfaces could improve
Pros and Cons
  • "The most useful functions of Qlik Replicate are the data manipulation to transformations."
  • "When you remote into it the Qlik Replicate UI a lot of times it just freezes. We set up the EC2, to allow them to go to the server and click on the Replicate icon, it just opens up and just sits there. At that point, we have to go into the EC2 and then reboot the server. This should be fixed, it is frustrating."

What is our primary use case?

We use EC2 for the cloud service for Qlik Replicate. We generally use Qlik Replicate from SQL server source to SQL server source destination, or to the AWS RDS instance. Either a single server on-premise or AWS RDS Postgre Aurora.

How has it helped my organization?

Qlik Replicate has improved our organization because it has allowed each team the ability to do their own data replication into our single-source data, such as data lake or our AWS. All the data can be moved to a single location.

What is most valuable?

The most useful functions of Qlik Replicate are data manipulation and transformations.

What needs improvement?

When you remote into it the Qlik Replicate UI a lot of times it just freezes. We set up the EC2, to allow them to go to the server and click on the Replicate icon, it just opens up and just sits there. At that point, we have to go into the EC2 and then reboot the server. This should be fixed, it is frustrating.

When we do receive errors when the solution suddenly fails it will give a message of  "Error." You have to go and figure out which setting you have to tweak to get the actual error. This could be improved by being more descriptive or more intuitive. They have eight different options of things the error would say, such as enhance logging, but you don't really know what that means. The wording doesn't tell you if it fails. It makes it difficult when trying to find the actual problem.

In a feature release, they could improve the solution by making it easier to use two different destinations. If we want to do have on-premise and in the cloud, it seemed difficult when I was attempting the process. It would be useful to just have one source and then two different destinations, using the same transformations and other configurations.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Qlik Replicate for approximately six months ago.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very good because we are using Amazon AWS.

We have approximately 10 people using the solution in my organization and most of them are developers, such as software engineers. The solution is moderately used in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support could improve. It is difficult to connect with them on the phone. There can be a lot of back and forth communication.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used SSIS and an in-house built product.

We ended up choosing Qlik Replicate because we were doing a lot of transforms, and decided to list the data in one place. Qlik Replicate was a good product to get data over without turning on a CDC. We wanted a tool that was easy to use and we decided Qlik Replicate was right for us.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup involved setting up the source and the privileges needed on every source. DBAs don't like that too much, but they have to give each team access privileges but that's the only way to use Qlik Replicate. Additionally but then the troubleshooting and stuff, it took about a month just getting all the stuff right, all the details. The initial additional troubleshooting and other aspects of the implementation took about a month to have all set up correctly.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation in-house. The solution has not needed a lot of maintenance, we do not have an assigned individual for maintenance.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are evaluating other solutions at this time, such as DM, which uses Qlik Replicate in the background.

What other advice do I have?

Overall the solution is straightforward to use. It does a good job at what it needs to, but it's not as robust in the transformations, for example, the lookups.

I rate Qlik Replicate a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to use and you do not need ETL
Pros and Cons
  • "A valuable feature of Qlik Replicate is that you do not need ETL. It's easy to use—you choose two systems and it automatically replicates them. Even if there is no CDC available, if you insert it and update it, and there is nothing to find out, then you can use Qlik Replicate. It's a good product."
  • "This product could be improved by providing more insight regarding errors. One of our customers that uses Qlik Replicate has had an issue. We tried to debug it, but we could not trace the error message. The infrastructure site should give us more insight about errors. Qlik Replicate is not a business solution, it's an IT solution. The reporting tools and bug site should be improved."

What is our primary use case?

Qlik Replicate is a product used to replicate data. 

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature of Qlik Replicate is that you do not need ETL. It's easy to use—you choose two systems and it automatically replicates them. Even if there is no CDC available, if you insert it and update it, and there is nothing to find out, then you can use Qlik Replicate. It's a good product. 

What needs improvement?

This product could be improved by providing more insight regarding errors. One of our customers that uses Qlik Replicate has had an issue. We tried to debug it, but we could not trace the error message. The infrastructure site should give us more insight about errors. Qlik Replicate is not a business solution, it's an IT solution. The reporting tools and bug site should be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Qlik bought Attunity, and I was working with Attunity Replicate for more than 10 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Qlik Replicate is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Qlik Replicate is not expensive, compared to GoldenGate. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The competitors of Qlik Replicate are Oracle GoldenGate and Sybase Replication. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate Qlik Replicate an eight out of ten. 

To someone looking into Qlik Replicate, I would say that it's easy to use and Qlik Replicate is only one part. You should know the data to replicate it. It's a technical solution. If you are an integration consultant and you are using a replication tool, you should also know ETL tools to complete the picture. If you want to use Qlik Replicate, you should also focus on the ETL side. 

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