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Users review the top cloud data integration tools

IT Central Station | Sept. 5, 2017
IT Central Station members weigh in on Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, IBM App Connect, and SnapLogic.


Room for Improvement

This Oracle Applications Project Manager at a tech services company finds that Informatica's error reporting and debugging have room for improvement:

"Error reporting and debugging need improvement. They need to improve on the upgrade testing process from their end so that it does not cause any issue to existing functionality/setup."

Read more Informatica Cloud Data Integration reviews on IT Central Station.


Dell Boomi AtomSphere

Valuable Features

Easy Workflow Creation

In his review, Kevin O., a System Analyst / Programmer at a logistics company, describes different ways Dell Boomi makes it easier to create workflows:

"It is easy to create workflows from one system to another, drawing on multiple systems at the same time. For example:

  • Creating a process from EDI transmissions to WMS
  • Creating marriages of data from multiple systems (time clock/payroll/HR/WMS/financial) to create reports
  • Taking information from one system to update it to another system (legacy EDI to WMS, payroll to financial, time clock to payroll, WMS to Legacy)"

Great alternative to ESB

Aman S., a Enterprise Integration Specialist at a tech services company, writes how Dell Boomi is a good alternative for Enterprise Service Bus solutions:

"I have worked with ESBs, such as MuleSoft. However, based on the usage and the end-user requests, we moved to Dell Boomi. It is mainly a carrier and it provides an integration platform as a service. This, in itself, provides the solution for an easy and mature way to communicate."

Room for Improvement

He also points out how Dell Boomi can benefit from custom connector options:

"They should create a custom connector option. With this, they could improve where the user can create the connector, based on their usage."


IBM API Connect

Valuable Features

Graphical Developer Interface

This System Engineer at a financial services firm discusses the value of IBM API Connect's graphical developer interface:

"Because it has a graphical developer interface, we can quickly develop solutions that are connecting to anything on the cloud, without having to build those connectors ourselves."


Reliability and Scalability

Deb W., a Development Manager, IT Business Applications at a tech company, writes about IBM API Connect's reliability and scalability:

"Its reliability and the large number of endpoints for connectivity are valuable features. It scales well. We are considering moving to the cloud version, as only one or our endpoints is local and all the others are SaaS endpoints."


Room for Improvement

She also points out where IBM API Connect can improve:

"I would like the ability for more than one developer to work on the same project (source control/branch merge). If the project has more than one orchestration, you should be able to have different people working on each."


Evan H., Director - Digital Media and Data Products at a retailer, points out how SnapLogic's connectors impact his company's productivity:


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