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  • icon"It has a nice interface where the user can simply drag and drop to create a data flow. It is very intuitive and user friendly."
  • icon"It helps with our ETL process, and allows us to successfully build and schedule complicated workflows."
  • icon"Excellent for ETL (extract, transform, load) use cases."
  • icon"There is no actual CONS that I have seen with tool."
  • icon"PowerCenter is a heavy software and installation is not a trivial task. It uses a lot of memory and it could crash the system if it does not have enough resources."

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Abhisha

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2018

Good ETL tool

I was using Informatica PowerCenter as an ETL to to feed data into Teradata datawarehouse that houses customer information for an insurance company.

Pros

Informatica PowerCenter is a good ETL tool for users who wish to develop a datawarehouse but do not have much programming experience. It has a nice interface where the user can simply drag and drop to create a data flow. It is very intuitive and user friendly.

Cons

PowerCenter is a heavy software and installation is not a trivial task. It uses a lot of memory and it could crash the system if it does not have enough resources.

Manali

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

July 2019

Good but require to inbuilt multiple function

It's good but yeah not too good

Pros

1. Drag and drop services 2. Easily maintain 3. Run multiple batch jobs 4. Define methods with logistics

Cons

1. Can't schedule in workflow 2. Job running status logs are too long 3. Doesn't have parallel off functionality 4. Can't be sync with repository automatically

Reasons for switching to PowerCenter

Integration in cloud becomes easy Schedule the process with in the tool Define the process modules working Param file in itself Real time alerts and granular level of logs

Anandh

Time used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2016

Informatica Power Center

Product Met expectations. Could have better customer support and timely resolution of user queries.

Siddharth

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Best ETL tool

Pros

Easy to integrate with any DB, flat file. Core concepts are very similar to sql. Very easy to understand the flow of data from source to target.

Cons

No auto refresh functionality. Lack of a Script to automatically generate the parameter file.

Sri Ramani

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

March 2018

Ease to use

Ease to work

Pros

It Works vwell with large structured data files PowerCenter processes input files, performs specified transformations, and maps the input data format to the output data format very quickly. The PowerCenter backend implementation seems to be optimized to process and map structured input records to structured output records and load the records into a database. One of the strengths of PowerCenter is performance of processing petabytes of structured input data files. PowerCenter does not require a software development experience or education. After providing initial hands-on training, the data consultants (who are statisticians, subject matter experts) in our organization were able to implement data ingest and data transformation tasks fairly easily. PowerCenter supports multiple DBMS technologies (for example, Oracle, Netezza). This flexibility allows it to be used by multiple departments within AT&T organization.

Cons

PowerCenter processes input files, performs specified transformations, and maps the input data format to the output data format very quickly. The PowerCenter backend implementation seems to be optimized to process and map structured input records to structured output records and load the records into a database. One of the strengths of PowerCenter is performance of processing petabytes of structured input data files. PowerCenter does not require a software development experience or education. After providing initial hands-on training, the data consultants (who are statisticians, subject matter experts) in our organization were able to implement data ingest and data transformation tasks fairly easily. PowerCenter supports multiple DBMS technologies (for example, Oracle, Netezza). This flexibility allows it to be used by multiple departments within our organization.

Anonymous

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

One of the best ETL ( Extract, Transform, Load) Tools

Pros

1. Able to process a huge record size. In the latest project, we used Informatica to load approx 5 Million records daily. There were no performance issues due to the data size. 2. . PowerCenter has very easy to use drag and drop interface which can be used in integration with other applications. 3. Good tool to manage legacy data and to make compatible with modern applications. 4. PowerCenter also has other additional features like the ability to profile data, visualize graphical data flow etc. Data validation can also be done very easily using the validation feature.

Cons

There is a huge licensing fee which is worth it as the product is one of the best ETL tools, but projects which smaller budget find it challenging to justify the cost.

Anonymous

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2018

Informatica - Performance with ease

I have been working on the tool since last 8+ years and the tool has never failed me. I could design almost everything i could think of in terms of data flow and transformations.

Pros

The ease of development, debugging, migrating and maintaining the code. Heavy duty performer and can scale to perform multi-threading.

Cons

It does not have strong ELT features or market - so cannot leverage the high computing capability. Still based out of legacy ETL process which needs to be migrated.

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Aniket

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2018

Informatica PowerCenter ETL Tool

I have used Informatica PowerCenter data masking module for masking Production data in the TEST and DEVELOPMENT environments. It has worked out pretty well.

Pros

Informatica PowerCenter is a user friendly tool.

Cons

The price of Informatica PowerCenter tool is a bit high

Anonymous

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2018

Informatica Power center

Overall as a data analyst. Informatica is the one of the best etl tool to be used nowadays.

Pros

The best thing about informatica power center is that we can use it with multiple source types.

Cons

I guess the GUI can be improved as it is less user friendly or you can say boring.

Anonymous

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

December 2018

Market leader in ETL

Pros

Drag and drop function is easy for the developers and users to complete development faster. Powerful out of box functions are added advantage.

Cons

Initially the licensing was a bit expensive however with competition from market helped make competitively priced.

Sriram

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2017

Awesome Tool

Pros

When joining Informatica I have to say, the whole process was a very nice and comforting transition. I was very impressed by level of care, focus and how they approached the recruitment process. The Human resources and Management team are a really great bunch of people and I believe we made the right choice together. They gave me confidence in how the company is run, they were clear and concise on how the company structure works and what the expectations are. The company progression is great, already I'm gaining more responsibility and growing and learning more about the industry, so on this I would certainly recommend Informatica as a prospect to anyone looking for an Innovative, Positive, growing and fun company to work for

Cons

Scheduler tools can manage dependencies accross many systems and environments. For instance you can configure it so that your informatica job only runs after the successful completion of some other system's windows job and/or another system's batch job.

natasha

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2019

Informatica for every ETL demand

Informatica has simplified PowerCenter integration with power exchange, data quality, metadata management and data discovery tools. I highly recommend this tool for all your ETL processes.

Pros

PowerCenter is being used across the organization for all our ETL needs weather to load data from different sources, collect data from different flat file or integrate multiple systems for reporting requirement. This is the best and easiest tool for pulling data from source systems, modifying it and load to target system. It also provide the best performance when processing huge data in batch PowerCenter supports various DBMS technologies for e.g: Oracle, Netezza. This flexible nature of it allows it to be used by multiple departments. And last but not ;least it is very easy to learn and use

Cons

There is no or less password encapsulation in this software rest everything is great.

Jean

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

bon outil complet

J'utilise Informatica PowerCenter comme ETL pour fournir des données à l'entrepôt de données Teradata qui héberge les informations client de la compagnie d'assurance.

Pros

Pour les utilisateurs qui souhaitent développer un entrepôt de données mais qui n'ont pas beaucoup d'expérience en programmation, Informatica PowerCenter est un bon outil ETL. Il a une belle interface où les utilisateurs peuvent glisser-déposer pour créer des flux de données. C'est très intuitif et convivial.

Cons

PowerCenter est un logiciel lourd et l'installation n'est pas facile. Il utilise beaucoup de mémoire, et s'il n'y a pas assez de ressources, il peut planter le système.

Sarathy

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2016

Informatica Powercenter

I have using Informatics Powercenter for ETL and data integration needs for the past 12 years and its one of the best tool available in the market.

Pros

It can connect to almost all types for sources and targets, it has so many built in transformations which can be readily used to meet the business needs.

Cons

Its performance when dealing with huge volume of data is not that great when compared to Ab-initio. Also, its very expensive.

Sagar

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2018

Strong ETL Tool for your data warehousing need

Pros

Powercenter by Informatica is a strong ETL tool which has all the features and functionality making it the best choice for your data warehouse needs. The GUI interface makes designing a mapping super-easy. The tool contains various transformation that can be used to translate your business needs

Cons

There is no actual CONS that I have seen with tool. Have been using it for so many years and I am completely happy with it.

Saurabh

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

October 2019

Informatica

I like ease of working with this software but would prefer Informatica to focus more on Data Science

Pros

Easy to Learn Multiple connectors for data transfer Handles multiple data sources IDQ and Informatica MDM were real game changer compared to other ETL tools

Cons

Not so compatible with upcoming technologies for Big Data and Data Science. Informatica cloud needs to be marketed more and made compatible like Powecenter

krystal

Company size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2019

Great Product for All Medium to Large Companies

I have been using it 15 plus years to development, installation administration - all aspects

Pros

It allows you to integrate multiple datasets from different sources.

Cons

What I like the least about this software is the costs of the licensing.

Reasons for choosing PowerCenter

Ability to integrate data from multiple data sources easy, gui based transformations makes coding easy, has been a stable product on the market for years

Daniel

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2016

A complete integration platform with a high focus on ETL/ELT processes

If you need to do a fast ETL/ELT process and you do not want complications, this is your application. Informatics (on-premises) is quick to deploy and you can start to develop your process really quickly. The Informatica Knowled Base is very complete and you can find in it some templates to use. In all the development process, you can see and following the data per each transformation. You can launch a part of the process, simulating the data output. The quality of the solution is fantastic and his support is great, they usually respond to a problem in hours.

Pros

Great support and knowledge base. Easy to learn

Cons

Currently the managing of EII processes (like Restful or SOAP) are not well supported by the on-premise solution.

Raviteja

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2019

Used to be the best ETL tool, has to catchup alot with new Cloud services

So far the best ETL tool I have used.

Pros

This tool has so many functionalities and options to use for data flow and transformations

Cons

Didn't meet my expectations when tried to use it along with other Cloud AWS services

Lakshmi

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2016

Informatica Powercenter Experience

I am working on Informatica Power Center since 2000 as I have a good amount of expertise with this tool.

Pros

Ease of Use

Cons

Too many tools

Darpan

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2018

User friendly tool for ETL developer

PowerCenter is an great tool for ETL if it involves multiple kind of data sources / targets.

Pros

One of the Important pro is that GUI interface is very easy to use and understand. I have used other ETL tool like SSIS but Informatica PowerCenter helps developing ETL is easiest way. Transformation works great and efficiently.

Cons

When compared with SSIS, informatica PowerCenter doesn't perform well when source and/or target database is SQL Server. However that is understood because SSIS and SQL Server both are native to Microsoft. Sometimes the buffer space gets filled quickly even if lookup query doesn't seem to be heavy. Just as a suggestion - It would have been great if there was a inbuilt performance tuning tool that could suggest way to improve mapping performance.

Scott

Time used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2016

Powerful ETL Tool with Steep Learning Curve

Informatica is known to have a love/hate relationship with the majority of its users. The main reason for this is the steep learning curve of its vast amount of features. A lot of the features are very "hidden" without a knowledge both deep and wide of the software. Other than with lengthy experience, it is very hard to understand how to tackle a lot of specific problems. However, the majority of the solutions it can provide are very straight forward and can be created very quickly. There is very good customer support provided with the product but the code Informatica is built on is old and a lot of features that the community desires cannot be added. This does not necessarily take away from the functionality but more the overall quality since the product will someday be too out of date. In conclusion, it is one of the best ETL tools and is great value but its main issue is the steep learning curve that will still hit you every couple months.

Anonymous

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

Best tool in Market

Pros

It's level details about the issue and various tool for each activities

Cons

We require a better system configuration to support the software there is no lighter version of it

Srinivas

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

September 2019

PowerCenter

Pros

Excellent for ETL (extract, transform, load) use cases.

Cons

User Interface tool is a large process. There are atleast few tools which have to opened to finish an ETL job

Michael

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
2

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2019

Great ETL Tool - Better if you're Informatica savvy

Powercenter is a great standalone application but the way the entire informatica suite is divided into multiple licenses, this is a system you need to understand and be okay with

Pros

Very flexible tool - have yet to find something I couldn't accomplish with it SQL input capability

Cons

Packaged solution, so you're better off buying the other Informatica tools with it - this can make it a rather expensive solution

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