Informatica vs. Workato Comparison

Which is the best iPaaS provider for you?

November 16, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

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  • Informatica is great for enterprise data integration use cases. However, organizations find it comparatively complex (to Workato and others) and have some difficulty recruiting the right skill set to make the most of the platform.

🤔 Strongly consider Informatica over Workato if

  • You’re building data integration use cases and focusing on batch-based ETL integration scenarios.
  • You want to deploy your iPaaS solution to a hybrid environment.
  • You need a large base of database connectors to work from.
  • You have stringent data quality and data management requirements for your integrations.
  • You need an industry-specific solution for healthcare, retail, manufacturing, etc.

🤔 Strongly consider Workato over Informatica if

  • You are looking for a less complex, easy-to-use, low-code tool with a decentralized approach to integration delivery.
  • You are planning to connect modern SaaS applications with the help of connectors and pre-built solutions.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Informatica has much fewer communication protocol connections and application connectors.
  • Informatica’s error management is much better compared to Workato’s.

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) is a platform aimed at supporting application, data, and B2B integrations. IICS is particularly known for its data integration use cases. The platform's value propositions revolve predominantly around enhanced data governance, data quality, and data management, thereby empowering businesses to control, manage, and derive valuable insights from their data while facilitating seamless integrations.


Workato offers the Workato Enterprise Suite, Workato OEM, and Workbot for iPaaS. It provides a range of low-code integration tools aimed at the smaller enterprise segment, while the Workato Enterprise Suite caters to the needs of larger enterprises. This range of solutions allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from simplified, efficient integration processes, enabling better data flow, improved collaboration, and operational efficiency.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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