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Data Integration: Why Oracle Delivers More Value Than IBM

When it comes to data integration, customers are looking for an easy-to-use solution that simplifies enterprise data architecture while providing exceptional value—not one that adds complexity and piles on costs. This is the biggest challenge today for customers who are using IBM InfoSphere products such as DataStage or Change Data Capture. Oracle, on the other hand, consistently delivers higher-level value with its data integration products, such as Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate.

Irem Radzik, Oracle's director of product marketing for data integration, notes the top three differences: cost of ownership, complexity, and reliability. “Oracle offers a much lower cost of ownership compared with IBM,” she says. “IBM’s complex technology requirements are a contributing factor.” For example, Oracle’s ETL architecture does not require a middle-tier transformation server, something IBM does require. “It costs more money and adds a performance bottleneck as well,” Radzik points out.

IBM’s development environment is another complicated and costly component. “In terms of development, IBM data integration products are complex and often require lengthy professional service engagements to integrate,” says Radzik. “IBM also requires a bunch of add-ons for the same functionality that Oracle’s data integration provides out of the box.”

Then there’s the reliability factor. Radzik says that IBM’s InfoSphere Change Data Capture product is often included as a giveaway in big deals. “They do that because it has not been found to be the robust and reliable solution that Oracle GoldenGate is,” she says. “We constantly hear from customers that the Oracle solution is more reliable, in addition to its lower cost of ownership.”

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