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What Is PowerCenter?

Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition is data integration software that helps organizations modernize on-premises PowerCenter workloads to Informatica's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC). The software automates moving PowerCenter mappings, workflows, and other assets to IDMC's cloud-native platform, enabling customers to reuse up to 100% of existing integration logic while gaining AI-powered cloud services.

Who Uses PowerCenter?

Cloud-based data integration platform which helps businesses analyze, prototype, iterate, and deploy projects with automated data validation, transformation and IT collaboration.

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Reviews of PowerCenter

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.0

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4
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Abhisha
Abhisha
Volunteer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good ETL tool

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: 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
Software engineer in India
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Good but require to inbuilt multiple function

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: 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

Joan
Joan
Head of Data in Spain
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

POWERCENTER: The old legacy to be avoided

2.0 last year

Pros:

If you are a PowerCenter expert you can do almost any data transformation.

Cons:

It is very complex and difficult to use. Super expensive and with minimal suport.

Sri Ramani
QA MANAGER LEAD in US
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ease to use

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: 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.

Sriram
Software Engineer in India
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Awesome Tool

5.0 7 years ago

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.