Astera ETL & Data Integration

Business Partner
Author: Daan van Beek MSc
Business Partner
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In this background article we give a concise summary of our current ETL & Data Integration survey about the software vendor Astera and its product portfolio (such as Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management). Astera ETL & Data Integration scores better in our study than Integrate.io (Xplenty) but slightly worse than Hitachi Vantara. Of all the categories in our research, Astera received the most credits in data integration and has the worst score in master data management. We have been able to establish this objectively. Within the context of ETL & Data Integration, we have researched the pros and cons of Astera Data Integration, and group them by component (DI, extract transform load, data replication and data quality). We also display the key functionalities of the software products like Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management et cetera.

How does Astera ETL & Data Integration perform on certain components?

In our comprehensive research we also analyzed the various tools of Astera software. More than 290 criteria were used in the process. The figure below illustrates the pros and cons of Astera Data Integration, in general terms. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the suppliers in the research. We do not sell software licenses, we do not make deals or have done business with the supplier. Among other things, we help and advise organizations in selecting the right ETL & Data Integration platform.

Score of Astera Data Integration software.Figure 1: Strength-weakness analysis of the supplier Astera ETL & Data Integration. You can get a maximum score of 100 percent. Reference: the ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024. Do you want to know more about the survey structure? Check out our buyers guide for ETL & Data Integration.

The Astera analysis was made possible by intercepting big data and from there it was analyzed in detail. More than 384 documents further we know that Astera excels in data integration. In this analysis both algorithms and the critical eye of a senior Data Integration expert played a decisive role in finalizing the validation process.The ETL & Data Integration Guide The ETL & Data Integration GuideIn our 100% vendor-neutral ETL & Data Integration Guide we have researched all the ins and outs of Astera for you. You will get access to many (short) courses, tutorials, tech talks, lectures, demos, and so on and always have the latest ETL & Data Integration news at your fingertips. In addition, this guide helps you in reinforcing your expertise in ETL & Data Integration.Astera in our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024

Astera and their complete ETL & Data Integration product portfolio

Astera carries (a minimum of) 6 products in the field of ETL & Data Integration. Based on relevance we list the products of Astera below:

What is Astera Data Integration?

Under this heading, we describe Astera Data Integration, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder, Astera API Management, Astera ReportMiner and Astera Data Stack. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following features:

  • data extraction
  • data integration
  • data integration platform
  • data management
  • data mapping
  • data migration
  • data sources
  • data transformation
  • ETL
  • self-service data integration

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Astera Data Integration? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Are you considering hiring an expert in Astera Data Integration?

Do you want to hire a freelance Astera Data Integration developer who can do a mountain of work for you and can help you to implement an Astera Data Integration application? You can do so using our interim services. Indeed, hiring Astera Data Integration developers can be inconvenient in some cases and also costly. Drop a message here and we will explore the possibilities of cooperation with you.

Screen shot of Astera Data Integration software.
Picture of Astera Data Integration tools.
Astera Data Integration in action
Figure 2, 3 and 4: These three images give a first impression of Astera Data Integration. Click on the image to magnify. Credits: Astera & partners.

What is Astera Centerprise?

This product is also known as: Centerprise Data Integrator, Astera Centerprise Data Integrator

In this section, we give you insight in the key behaviors of Astera Centerprise, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

  • API
  • authentication
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data profiling
  • data quality
  • data transformation
  • GIT
  • rest API
  • security

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Astera Centerprise? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Astera Centerprise software.
Picture of Astera Centerprise tools.
Astera Centerprise in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: These three images give a first impression of Astera Centerprise. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Astera & partners.

What is Astera DW Builder?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe Astera DW Builder, including some of its features and any related products. Astera DW Builder can be best defined by the following properties:

  • data ingestion
  • data integration platform
  • data mapping
  • data quality
  • data warehouse
  • data warehouse automation
  • dimension tables
  • ETL
  • fact table
  • metadata

Do you want to know everything about all features (100+) of Astera DW Builder? Download directly our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Astera DW Builder software.
Picture of Astera DW Builder tools.
Astera DW Builder in action
Figure 8, 9 and 10: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Astera DW Builder. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Astera & partners.

What is Astera API Management?

In this section, we report the (main) characteristics of Astera API Management, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following functionalities:

  • API
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data sources
  • ETL
  • PDF

Do you want to know everything about all the functions (100+) of Astera API Management? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Astera API Management software.
Picture of Astera API Management tools.
Astera API Management in action
Figure 11, 12 and 13: Several images show the operation of Astera API Management. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Astera & partners.

What is Astera ReportMiner?

Under this heading, we portrait Astera ReportMiner, including some of its features and any related products. Astera ReportMiner can be best characterized by the following properties:

  • data cleansing
  • data extraction
  • data management
  • data sources
  • ELT
  • ETL
  • PDF
  • SQL

Are you curious about all characteristics (100+) of Astera ReportMiner? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Astera ReportMiner software.
Picture of Astera ReportMiner tools.
Astera ReportMiner in action
Figure 14, 15 and 16: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Astera ReportMiner. Click on the image to enlarge it. Credits: Astera & partners.

What is Astera Data Stack?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Astera Data Stack, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be defined by the following features:

  • data extraction
  • data integration
  • data management
  • data mapping
  • data pipelines
  • ETL
  • scheduling
  • SQL
  • sql server

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Astera Data Stack? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here.

Screen shot of Astera Data Stack software.
Picture of Astera Data Stack tools.
Astera Data Stack in action
Figure 17, 18 and 19: Overlying figures show the operation of Astera Data Stack. Click on the image to magnify. Credits: Astera & partners.

The latest innovations of Astera Data Integration-tools and the version history

Lately, we see a stable trend when it comes to ETL & Data Integration functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of data management > big data management > big data security, data management > big data management > big data analytics and data integration > ETL > bulk processing > bulk loading.

We investigated Astera’s latest updates of its complete product portfolio. Below we give an overview of the various releases of the various ETL & Data Integration products of Astera:

  • Astera Centerprise: 2023 2022 9.0 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.6
  • Astera Data Integration: 2022 310 10.2 10.1 10.0
  • Astera Data Stack: 10.0
  • Astera DW Builder: 9.0
  • Astera ReportMiner: 8.2

Behind each product we show the version numbers, the older the version the more backward the version is in the list.

Can you easily determine the licensing costs of Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management?

In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the licensing costs of Astera ETL & Data Integration because it depends on the country, the number of users, the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. And before the end of a fiscal quarter of Astera, you may be able to look forward to a decent discount. As part of a cloud-first strategy, it makes sense running the software in the cloud. You then only pay for what you actually use in resources. The purchase cost of Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management may not be the most important costs, but maintenance and support do put a strain on your budget each year.

What makes Astera ETL & Data Integration unique compared to other Data Integration platforms

In our study, we see that Astera in the field of ETL & Data Integration software has a few specific features which may be the deciding factor in purchasing. This makes Astera Data Integration more or less unique: lookup transformation, transformations tree, salesforce data integration, data warehouse automation and dimensional model.

The advantages and disadvantages of Astera Data Integration

Tag cloud of the Astera Data Integration software.Figure 20: Tag cloud with the strength-weakness analysis of Astera ETL & Data Integration

In the sections below, we report all the pros and cons of Astera ETL & Data Integration, Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management, et cetera. The listing in the following paragraphs is subject to change, because: Astera may be working on creating new features (such as support for apache, SSO, JDBC, WSDL, UNIX, nosql, solaris, data catalog, OLAP and linux).

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1. Astera Data Integration

78%

The vendor Astera has a good performance in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Integration’, given that they score 78% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data warehouse, data flow, data integration platform, data integrity, data ingestion and EAI. In doing so, we studied the following three products: Astera Centerprise, Astera Data Integration and Astera Data Stack. In total, we examined 167 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

2. Astera Data Management

70%

Astera has a good rating in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Management’. The score amounts to 70%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: CDC, data sources and OLAP. In doing so, we investigated the following three products: Astera Centerprise, Astera Data Integration and Astera Data Stack. In total, we examined 71 features within this discipline. Would you like to delve further into the subject ‘Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study.

3. Astera Data Replication

53%

The vendor Astera has a good rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Replication’. The score amounts to 53%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data synchronization, database replication and sql replication. In total, we examined 32 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Replication’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

4. Astera Data Connectivity

51%

The company has a good score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Connectivity’, given that they score 51% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: mysql, sybase and google bigquery. In total, we examined 50 aspects in this category. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2024.

5. Astera Data Quality Management

50%

The vendor Astera has a good score in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Quality Management’ with a score of 50%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data quality, data profiling, data cleansing and data quality rules. In total, we examined 28 aspects in this category. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Quality Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study.

6. Astera Data Infrastructure

40%

The company has a moderate score in our study on the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’. The score amounts to 40%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: API, rest API, operating system, SOA, data virtualization, interoperability and sandbox. In total, we examined 87 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide. Or learn more about the following topics:

7. Astera Metadata Management

39%

The company has a moderate score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Metadata Management’. The score amounts to 39%, compared to other vendors. The following criteria were used: business glossary and metadata repository. In total, we examined 7 aspects in this category. Are you excited about the subject ‘Metadata Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

8. Astera Self-service Integration

37%

Astera has a moderate rating in our current ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Self-service Integration’. The score amounts to 37%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: self-service data preparation, self-service data integration, self-service data management, self-service data warehouse, self-service data quality and self-service data cleansing. In total, we examined 8 criteria within this section. Are you excited about the subject ‘Self-service Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

9. Astera Data Governance

27%

Astera has a poor rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Governance’, given that they score 27% on this, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: dataops, data protection, data privacy, test data and data anonymization. In total, we examined 15 criteria within this section. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2024.

10. Astera Master Data Management

24%

Astera has a poor score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Master Data Management’. The company scores 24% on this topic, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: master data, master data integration, location data, master data quality and master data replication. In total, we examined 16 aspects in this category. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Master Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2024. Or learn more about the following topics:

Want to know more? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2024 here

The footprint of Astera ETL & Data Integration in different sectors

In our research, we also looked at which industries a supplier moves around. These are the industries where Astera is most frequently applied: education, energy, financial services, food, governments, health care, insurance, logistics, public sector, retail and telecom.

Astera software is most used by…

The ETL & Data Integration software from Astera is most often mentioned in combination with the following function: business users.

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Courses and training Astera ETL & Data Integration

The specialists of Passionned Group organize various training courses in the area of ETL & Data Integration but can also provide specific Astera training, for instance as incompany. We assist you in exploring the following software: Astera Centerprise, Astera DW Builder and Astera API Management. We make you completely familiar with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final assessment: Astera Data Integration scores reasonably well

Astera has a minimal product portfolio with which it scores reasonably well in our ETL & Data Integration survey. Astera ETL & Data Integration innovates (approximately) at an average rate of more than 15 features per year, is active (for now) in many different sectors, and scoring the highest points in data integration.

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