Differences between Ab initio and Informatica
Ab initio Vs Informatica:
A conversation regarding software and data management will never be complete without these terms which most undoubtedly sounds so terribly alien and technical to most. However, because of the importance of these tools, it is imperative that one must know the differences between Ab initio and Informatica.
What is ab initio?
Ab Initio is a niche ETL tool considered as favorable for very large data volumes and is quite popular with Fortune1000 companies. It will offer no product news or information as they prefer to market directly to clients as opposed to over the world wide web.
Ab initio has a three way parallelism and its ETL is code based. It is an easy and efficient tool which is user friendly and it has an easy maintainability as well as a high suitable data volume.
What is Informatica?
Informatica is also a preferred ETL tool and is more of a mainstream product which offers a rather wide range of data integration functionality which intergrates data quality, profiling and software as a service. Informatica is the preferred tool in use by medium to large businesses which usually demand a fairly large variety of data integration tasks in their line of work.
What is the difference between Informatica and ab initio?
Ab Intio is considered as more affordable than Informatica which supports three way parallelism such as pipe line, component and data parallelisms as opposed to the one way parallelism of Informatica. While Ab initio possesses a code based ETL type, the ETL type of Informatica is engine base. Also, Ab ignition is preferred by large companies which require very large amount of data handling whereas Informatica is more of a mainstream product preferred by small to medium companies. This is thus so because of their capacity of suitable data volume.
Also, Ab initio is better known as a tool which is able to read record with multiple type of delimiter
in same record while Informatica is only able to read record with single type of delimeter. Also, Ab initio is regarded as more efficient as it does not need a dedicated administer whereas Informatica requires one.
The manner in which errors are handled by the two tools are also different. While Ab initio possesses a log and error port in every transform, Informatica only possesses a single log file. Also, the development time of Ab inition is much lesser than that of Informatica.
The maintainability of Ab Initio is much easier than of Informatica and the transformations are more advanced as well. Also, whereas debugging is easy in Ab Initio, it is a much complex procedure in Informatica.
The version control of Ab Initio is moderate whereas it is tightly controlled in Informatica. Also, in Ab Initio, tool bugs are minimal whereas Informatica are known to carry more tool bugs than the Ab initio tool.