Why Oracle Delivers More Value than IBM in Data Integration Solutions
By Irem Radzik on Feb 08, 2011
For data integration projects, IT organizations look for a robust but an easy-to-use solution, which simplifies enterprise data architecture while providing exceptional value-- not one that adds complexity and costs. This is a major challenge today for customers who are using IBM InfoSphere products like DataStage or Change Data Capture. Whereas, Oracle consistently delivers higher level value with its data integration products such as Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle GoldenGate.
There are many differentiators for Oracle's Data Integration offering in comparison to IBM. Here are the top five:
- Lower cost of ownership
- Higher performance in both real-time and bulk data movement
- Ease of use and flexibility
- Complete, Open, and Integrated Middleware Offering
Architectural differences between products contribute a great deal to these differences. First of all, Oracle's ETL architecture does not require a middle-tier transformation server, something IBM does require. Not only it costs more to manage an additional transformation server including energy costs, but it adds a performance bottleneck as well.
In addition, IBM's data integration products are complex and often require lengthy professional services engagements to integrate. This translates to higher costs and delayed time to market. Then there's the reliability factor. Our customers choose Oracle GoldenGate over IBM's InfoSphere Change Data Capture product because Oracle GoldenGate is designed for mission-critical systems that require guaranteed data delivery and automatic recovery in case of process interruptions.
On Thursday we will discuss these key differentiators in detail and provide customer examples that chose Oracle over IBM in data integration projects.
Join us on Thursday Feb 10th at 11am PT to learn how Oracle delivers more value than IBM in data integration solutions.