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Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer1551972 from User-friendly solution that can handle heavy traffic What is our primary use case? I mainly use HVR Software for replication and migration. How has it helped my organization? HVR Software is an asynchronous replication solution. Its arrays are powerful enough to handle migrations even when the replication is happening in the background, without causing any trouble with the ongoing traffic. What is most valuable? HVR Software's most valuable features are that it's simple to use and allows us to use the command line to quickly complete the entire universal replicative setup. What needs improvement? In the next release, I'd like to see an automated version of HVR with a script that can be run on a management server where we can provide all the information within the script, or the script can prompt the user to enter the storage area and volume details so that with just a few clicks, the solution will be deployed automatically in the background. For how long have I used the solution? I've been using HVR Software for fourteen months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? HVR Software is stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? HVR Software is scalable. How are customer service and support? HVR Software's technical support could be improved. Whenever we log a case, the response that we get from the support is a bit delayed. How would you rate customer service and support? Positive How was the initial setup? The initial setup was straightforward because we had all the required documentation. What about the implementation team? We used an in-house team. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I've heard that the license for HVR is a bit costly compared to its competitors, but since it's reliable and efficient, I think the customer shouldn't be bothered about the cost. What other advice do I have? I would rate HVR Software as ten out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer1537896 from Provides a lot of flexibility and seems stable What is our primary use case? We are doing a proof of concept, and we are still building the operating model. We are using it for moving data from one source to another. We will be using HVR with Snowflake. What is most valuable? It is not like a traditional ETL, but it gives quite a lot of flexibility. What needs improvement? It should have a few more monitoring functionalities. It should also support integration with more data sources. Currently, it supports Snowflake, AWS, and Google Cloud, but it can also support SAP integration. They can make it more flexible. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for around six months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? It seems to be stable, but we have not yet used it in production. It is still in development. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We are a large enterprise, but it also seems suitable for small and medium enterprises. How are customer service and support? We have not contacted their support. How was the initial setup? We did not do any deployment at all. We started around six months back, and we are just in the early stages of doing a proof of concept. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We didn't evaluate other options. What other advice do I have? Based on our experience so far, I would rate it an eight out of ten. We will get to know more about how it is in a couple of months. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer1284903 from Good stability and scalability, easy setup, and valuable compare feature What is our primary use case? I'm responsible for replicating the data from one source to another. It is constantly running, and we do nothing other than looking at monitoring reports. Once it is established, it is pretty much hands-off. We are not using its latest version. We are slow to migrate to the new version. We wait until there is a need to upgrade, and we are generally one or two versions behind. How has it helped my organization? It has improved the way our organization functions. What is most valuable? The compare feature is the most valuable piece of it. What needs improvement? The documentation can be laid out better to make it easier to find things, and I really wish there was built-in support for changing passwords. Some features don't work as advertised for the platform/repository database, and HVR is not always the fastest at getting results. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using this solution for three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? We like its stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? We like its scalability. How are customer service and technical support? They are adequate. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used GoldenGate replication previously. How was the initial setup? Installing the software is really straightforward. Getting your replication stream working is a little bit more complicated, but it is not overly complicated. What about the implementation team? Its deployment was done in-house. It took weeks. There are two people to manage it and make sure that it is working. They are part of the data team or the infrastructure team making sure that we're building our analytic pipeline. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I don't have the exact information, but I know it is high, and it is on a yearly basis. There is no additional cost for what we're doing. We're always open to doing things cheaper, so we might potentially implement a different solution. Which other solutions did I evaluate? We looked at Informatica, but one of the sources that we had was only supported with HVR. That's why we went with HVR. What other advice do I have? I would rate HVR an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer2108010 from The solution can handle large volumes of data fast What is our primary use case? This solution was previously called HVR, which stands for "high-volume replicator." It is now part of Fivetran. It is useful when you need to migrate a large volume of data. We use it for massive data migrations from 30 or 40 sources, including the file system database and some transitional systems. In our case, we had historical and active data. Everything was in on-premise Oracle databases. The historical data itself was around 4.5 terabytes. Fivetran is currently deployed in an AWS EC2 instance. What is most valuable? Fivetran can perform data migration incredibly fast, depending on the source and target. What needs improvement? The documentation is decent, but it's hard to find information online about Fivetran. For example, if you try to search for an error code, you won't find much information about it in forums. The CI/CD capabilities aren't user-friendly. It's easy for simple tasks, but sometimes I get error codes that aren't well-defined in the system or the documentation. We also experience some lag when migrating between two database sources. Data transformation is expensive, so it's segregated across multiple accounts. It would be helpful if we could unify those into a single transformation component or integrate the solution with other transformation tools. It was built for data replication, not transformation. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Fivetran for the last five or six months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I rate Fivetran nine out of 10. The only problems we've faced were due to network issues, but there were some bugs in the previous version. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Fivetran can handle large amounts of data. How are customer service and support? I rate Fivetran support nine out of 10. They've been excellent so far. Some of my team is in the United States because our organization has partnered with Fivetran. They respond quickly when we raise a ticket. I have no complaints. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? It comes down to cost and volume. I don't think other tools are as cost-effective as Azure if we're dealing with vast amounts of data. However, Fivetran or other tools make more sense if we're dealing with less data because they're easier to use. We did POCs for Matillion and Fivetran. Migrating more than 4 or 5 terabytes of data from on-prem to Snowflake cloud would have cost a lot. How was the initial setup? I wasn't involved with setting up Fivetran, but I'm told it was straightforward. You have to set up a hub and then install it. If you have an on-prem database, it's better to install an agent. That will help with encryption, data transfer, compression, and other things. You can do it without an agent, but the agent will help. We have agents installed on all our data sources. Updates are also easy. We only need to stop the instance while installing the newest version and restart it. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? We started an annual subscription for HVR, and Fivetran acquired it in March last year. They have the same pricing model based on monthly active rows of data migrated. What other advice do I have? I rate Fivetran eight out of 10. I would recommend Fivetran depending on the volume of data. If you only need to migrate a few gigabytes, it might be too costly for you. It's better to go with other tools in those cases. If you need to work with large volumes of data, go with HVR or Fivetran. It's easy to set up, but getting a trial version is difficult. You need to talk to Fivetran support for a demo. There isn't a free version on their website that you can install. If you contact Fivetran or a Snowflake partner, you can get a two-week trial. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use? Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2023-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer2108010 from User-friendly, stable, and scalable What is our primary use case? For this project, we are using both Fivetran and HVR; however, HVR has a limited number of connections, with only around 30 sources, whereas Fivetran has around 200 source connections. Therefore, if we are unable to connect with HVR, we are connecting with Fivetran. Fivetran is a SaaS solution, so it is always on a public cloud. What is most valuable? Fivetran is remarkably easy to use; I haven't encountered any other data integration tool that is as user-friendly. What needs improvement? Fivetran has a lot of connectors and can currently connect to more than 200 sources. However, occasionally we come across a source that Fivetran does not currently connect to. We can request them to make a connector, but this can take some time. In the meantime, if we want to read through that API or add a custom connection, we cannot do it on Fivetran itself. We must use AWS Lambda and integrate it with our Fivetran account, and this must be done through the public cloud. The number of connectors has room for improvement. I would like Fivetran to implement additional resource monitoring and restriction policies. I don't want to spend more than 100 or 1000 credits per week or have restrictions based on data sources. If a data source suddenly produces a large amount of data, I could manually pause the credits, but it would be very helpful if I could set policies like this. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for almost one and a half years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is stable and I have not encountered any issues. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Fivetran is a scalable product that operates on a pay-as-you-go model, so we must be mindful of the potential for building a connector to it. I have not encountered this issue personally, but I am aware of people in my organization whose clients have experienced similar problems due to its scalability. Currently, we are migrating around 1000 rows per week. If someone were to run a full day, we might migrate 10,000 rows, which could consume up to 5000 credits for Fivetran in a week. I am uncertain of the dollar value of these credits, but it was estimated that they would last two months, yet they were used up in a week. Additionally, Fivetran does not have a resource monitoring feature, so we can monitor how much it has charged us, but we cannot set a limit, such as $2,000, to stop the usage. How are customer service and support? We have contacted the Fivetran team for HVR support since HVR is supported by Fivetran, and they have been very responsive. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is the easiest of all the data integration solutions. We don't need to do much; I have only done it with Snowflake and Databricks. We just need to set up a target or destination or protocol destination, which is really easy. On the left side, we have all the information we need to provide to Fivetran. On the right side, they have step-by-step documentation or procedures on how to find this or how to do that, even for connecting to data sources. Fivetran always gives us step-by-step instructions on how to do this, and Fivetran usually has fewer than 15 steps. What about the implementation team? The implementation was completed in-house. What other advice do I have? I give the solution a nine out of ten. Fivetran is the most user-friendly data integration tool I have encountered. I have not needed any assistance from the Fivetran team, nor do I know anyone who has. If we have data coming from multiple sources that need to be connected, such as our CRM, Salesforce, ERP, and SAP systems, it would take a lot of time to write programs for each one. To save time and allow our data engineers to focus on more useful tasks, it is better to use Fivetran. However, we should be mindful of the cost, as Fivetran uses a pay-as-you-go model. It is best to connect with the Fivetran team rather than setting up the connection directly. They may offer free data migration for a source for up to two weeks, depending on our negotiations. This can be very useful for the initial sync and can save a lot of costs. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Public Cloud Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2023-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer1715364 from An easy-to-set-up solution that can be used for bidirectional data synchronizations between systems What is our primary use case? We use Fivetran for bidirectional data synchronizations between systems. How has it helped my organization? I didn't set up any transformation in Fivetran. I wanted Fivetran to take care of the log sequence number comparison between source and destination systems so that it would pick up only the data that needed to be synchronized, and it did it beautifully. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature of Fivetran is that it only synchronizes what needs to be synchronized. You need to capture the in-source updates and digits from the source; this is the only information you want. You don't want to download the whole thing each time. Fivetran does this just beautifully. What needs improvement? Fivetran should add more connectors because its competitors, like Airbyte, have more connectors. All of these systems have a problem, namely that they are pure cloud player solutions. I often work in hybrid solutions where customers have on-prem things mixed with cloud things. Pure cloud player solutions never provide a good solution for what is on-prem, which leads to a gap. When you look at systems such as ActiveBatch, they have a very, very strong on-prem platform. They are also looking at the web and cloud things, but they are not that good at the cloud things. So there is nothing that is equally good for both on-prem and cloud. Fivetran should add a feature to connect to the SQL server on-prem. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Fivetran for a month. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Fivetran is a very stable solution. After you set it up, you can forget about it. I rate Fivetran a nine out of ten for stability. What was our ROI? Fivetran saved me a lot of work. I could have hired a bunch of engineers to write Python's code for me, but Fivetran was already built. So, it was easier for me to focus on my line of business and purchase a commercial product without trying to replicate this myself in Python. That's not a return on investment; that is savings. What other advice do I have? I am using the latest version of Fivetran. Fivetran is easy to set up. It took me one or two hours to set up my flow, and then I forgot about it. So for me, it's perfect because it doesn't take a lot of time. It's not like some other solutions where you need two weeks of engineering to get them to work. I would advise users to try Fivetran before they commit to it. When I compare Fivetran with Airbyte, I like Airbyte better than Fivetran. Overall, I rate Fivetran an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Parker from Helps to build data pipelines and save time but pricing is expensive What is our primary use case? We use Fivetran to build data engineering pipelines. It helps us do a lot of data transformation and data extraction. How has it helped my organization? Fivetran helps us save time and be more efficient because we do things with no-code/low-code. What is most valuable? The most important feature of the solution is its ability to build data pipelines in less time. What needs improvement? We experience cost issues because Fivetran is charged on a usage basis. When you reach a certain level, the tool should focus on reducing the costs. The solution is expensive when you are moving gigabytes and petabytes of data. It should also focus more on REST APIs and webhooks. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution for two years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The solution is very stable and reliable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The product's scalability is high. How are customer service and support? Fivetran's technical support is average and can take weeks to respond. How was the initial setup? Fivetran's deployment is simple. What other advice do I have? I rate the solution a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Felipe Brina from A scalable solution that is very easy to use and very easy to configure What is our primary use case? We use the solution to replicate data from our ERP. What is most valuable? The product is very easy to use and very easy to configure. We can do an end-to-end configuration in a few minutes. What needs improvement? The connections with SAP must be improved. The environment has some limitations. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using the solution since January 2023. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The product’s stability is very good. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The tool’s scalability is very good. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is very easy. It is not that complex. I was part of the deployment process. It is still ongoing. We are not running production for now. What about the implementation team? We need two or three IT employees to maintain the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The solution has good pricing. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. What other advice do I have? It's a good integration tool. It is easy to use. Overall, I rate the solution a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-09-13T00:00:00-04:00