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Embrace the Future of Data Integration: Migrate from Oracle Data Integrator to Semarchy xDI

In today’s fast-paced, digital landscape, businesses need agile, powerful, and cost-effective data integration solutions to stay ahead. Organizations are seeking to upgrade their data integration strategies to counter increasing challenges in managing Big Data, NoSQL, XML/JSON, and Web services/APIs. One such switch is from Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) to Semarchy’s data integration tool (xDI), part of their unified data platform.

This article will explore the benefits of migrating from Oracle ODI to Semarchy xDI, and how it addresses common customer pain points. We will also discuss the unique offerings that Semarchy provides to ensure a seamless migration experience.

Why Migrate from ODI to Semarchy xDI?

Cost-Effective Solution

Oracle ODI is a popular data integration tool businesses use to extract, transform, and load data from various sources into their data warehouse or data lake. However, one common complaint among users is its expensive pricing model based on the number of processing engines, installed runtimes, sources, and targets.

This pricing model can be a significant drawback for smaller businesses or those with limited budgets. Furthermore, as the volume of data increases, the cost of using Oracle ODI can escalate quickly, making it an expensive option for businesses that deal with large amounts of data.

In contrast, xDI provides a more affordable alternative that does not compromise performance or features. The module is designed to help businesses manage their data more efficiently and effectively. It offers a range of features such as data profiling, data quality, data governance, and master data management that complement data integration.

Moreover, Semarchy’s xDI is priced based per designer with an unlimited number of data sources, data flows, and optimized transformations on the target systems to reduce costs.

Simplified Migration Process

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Integrating to the latest Oracle ODI 12 version can be complex and tedious, requiring significant time and effort from IT teams and database administrators. This complexity is due to several factors, including changes in the data model, changes in the repository structure, and the need to update interfaces and workflows. Moreover, the migration process can be expensive and disruptive, as it may require downtime or affect ongoing data integration projects.

In contrast, Semarchy’s xDI platform offers a more straightforward and cost-effective solution for organizations migrating to a newer data integration tool. With Semarchy xDI, organizations can simplify the migration process by transforming more than 90% of an ODI repository into an xDI one, allowing them to maintain their current performance while reducing additional maintenance costs.

Semarchy’s xDI is designed to be easy to use and provides a range of features that make it an attractive alternative to ODI. For example, it includes a powerful data integration engine, a data quality engine, and a master data management engine, enabling organizations to streamline their data integration processes and improve the accuracy and consistency of their data.

Moreover, the module is highly customizable, allowing organizations to tailor it to their data integration needs. It also provides a user-friendly interface and advanced data visualization capabilities, making it easy for IT teams and database administrators to monitor and manage their data integration workflows.

Agile Data Integration 

Businesses increasingly rely on data to drive their operations and make informed decisions. As a result, they require a data integration solution that is simple, agile, and easy to use. Semarchy xDI offers developers a user-friendly interface with a quick learning curve, making it an ideal solution for businesses looking to keep up with the pace of digital transformation.

This user-friendly interface lets developers quickly understand the platform’s capabilities and features, enabling them to start integrating data from their organization’s disparate data sources.

Moreover, xDI’s quick learning curve enables developers to recycle their knowledge and retain their development habits. This means that developers familiar with other data integration tools can quickly adapt to the xDI platform without having to learn a new set of skills. As a result, businesses can leverage their existing IT teams and reduce the need for additional training, saving time and money.

The xDI tool also offers a range of features that make it an agile solution for businesses looking to stay competitive. For example, it supports a wide range of data sources and data formats, allowing businesses to integrate data from various systems and platforms seamlessly.

Additionally, Semarchy xDI provides real-time monitoring and error-handling capabilities, allowing developers to identify and resolve issues quickly. This ensures that data integration workflows run smoothly and without interruption, helping businesses to make informed decisions based on accurate and up-to-date data.

Highest-Rated and More Efficient Tech Support

Businesses rely on their software vendors to provide timely and efficient assistance when issues arise. However, many Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) users have reported slow response times and a less-than-optimal user experience when contacting Oracle’s technical support team. This can frustrate businesses, as they may experience prolonged downtime or delays in resolving critical issues.

Furthermore, some users have expressed concern that ODI is not considered a strategic product for Oracle. This means there may be fewer innovations and updates to the software, leading to a stagnant user experience and a lack of new features to meet changing business needs.

In contrast, Semarchy strongly emphasizes customer satisfaction and provides fast, efficient technical support. We understand that timely and effective technical support is critical to the success of its customers and their businesses. For more information on Semarchy’s position in the market, download the Customers’ Choice Distinction in 2024 Gartner® Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” here.

ODI 11 No Longer Supported

With Oracle discontinuing support for ODI 11, organizations must migrate to a newer, more reliable solution to ensure that their data integration workflows continue to run smoothly.

Semarchy xDI is an excellent choice for organizations seeking a reliable and efficient data integration solution. Unlike ODI, Semarchy xDI is designed to address the challenges of handling Big Data, NoSQL, XML/JSON, and Web services/APIs.

As data volumes grow, many organizations struggle with the challenges of processing and integrating Big Data. ODI’s architecture can make it difficult to handle large datasets, leading to performance issues and slow processing times. In contrast, Semarchy’s xDI module is built to handle Big Data efficiently, allowing organizations to quickly and easily process and integrate large datasets quickly and easily.

Additionally, many organizations are turning to NoSQL databases to store and manage unstructured data. However, ODI’s architecture is not optimized for NoSQL databases, making integrating data from these sources difficult. In contrast, Semarchy xDI is designed to integrate data from various sources, including NoSQL databases, making it an ideal solution for organisations looking to manage and integrate diverse data sources.

Furthermore, Semarchy xDI’s support for XML/JSON and Web services/APIs enables organizations to integrate data from various sources, including web-based applications and services. This makes it easy for organizations to integrate data from various sources and platforms, ensuring that their data integration workflows run smoothly and without interruption.

Semarchy’s Unique Offerings for ODI Migration

Automated Migration Tool

Migrating from one data integration tool to another can be a challenging and time-consuming process, requiring significant effort from IT teams and database administrators. However, Semarchy provides a tool that automates the migration process from ODI to xDI, making it a seamless and efficient transition.

Semarchy’s migration tool is designed to automate the transfer of data, metadata, and workflows from ODI to xDI without requiring redevelopment. IT teams and database administrators can migrate their data integration workflows without redeveloping them from scratch, saving time and effort.

The migration tool also ensures that data integrity is maintained throughout the migration process. This is achieved by thoroughly analyzing the data structures and relationships within the ODI repository, ensuring that data is transferred to the xDI platform accurately and without errors. Full details can be found in An ELT Alternative to Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) eBook.

Furthermore, Semarchy’s migration tool provides a range of features that make the migration process as efficient and straightforward as possible. For example, it includes a user-friendly interface that allows users to configure the migration process easily. It also provides real-time progress updates, enabling IT teams and database administrators to monitor the migration process and ensure that it is proceeding as expected.

By automating the migration process from ODI to xDI, Semarchy ensures a seamless and efficient transition for organizations looking to migrate to a more modern and flexible data integration tool. This enables businesses to continue operating their data integration workflows without disruption, allowing them to focus on their core business objectives and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Iterative Methodology

To help organizations master the budget for their migration project, Semarchy employs an iterative methodology that enables businesses to achieve a smooth and cost-effective migration experience.

Semarchy’s iterative methodology involves predefined steps to success, which guide organizations through the migration process. These steps include: 

  1. Assessing the current data integration environment
  2. Designing a detailed plan for the migration
  3. The execution of the migration plan in a phased manner

The first step in the process is assessing the current data integration environment. This involves a comprehensive review of the existing data sources, workflows, and processes and evaluating any potential risks and issues associated with the migration.

Based on the assessment, Semarchy develops a detailed migration plan that outlines the steps required to migrate from ODI to xDI. The migration plan is designed to be cost-effective and efficient while minimizing disruption to the organization’s data integration workflows.

The execution of the migration plan is carried out in a phased manner, with each phase building on the success of the previous phase. This iterative approach ensures that any issues or challenges during the migration process can be identified and addressed quickly, minimizing the risk of delays or cost overruns.

Moreover, Semarchy provides ongoing support throughout the migration process, ensuring that businesses can achieve a smooth and successful migration experience. This includes access to technical experts who can help resolve any issues and training and support to help users adapt to the new xDI platform.

Extensive ODI Migration Experience

Semarchy’s experience and expertise in ODI migration make it an ideal partner for organizations looking to migrate to a newer and more flexible data integration tool. By working with Semarchy, businesses can benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures a smooth and successful migration experience.

Semarchy’s team of experts deeply understands the challenges associated with ODI migration and the skills and knowledge required to overcome them. They understand the intricacies of data integration and have a thorough knowledge of both ODI and Semarchy xDI, allowing them to quickly and efficiently identify and address potential issues quickly and efficiently.

Moreover, Semarchy’s experience in ODI migration enables them to develop a detailed migration plan tailored to each organization’s needs. This ensures the migration process is cost-effective and efficient while minimizing disruption to the organization’s data integration workflows.

Semarchy’s expertise also extends to ongoing support and training. We offer ongoing support to organizations after migration, providing technical assistance and training to ensure users are comfortable with the new xDI tool.

With dozens of successful migration projects, Semarchy has the experience and skills required to ensure a smooth transition for organizations of all sizes and complexities. Our expertise enables us to develop a detailed migration plan, provide ongoing support and training, and ensure a successful migration experience from start to finish.


The digital landscape constantly evolves, and organizations must keep up with these changes to remain competitive. Once a popular choice, Oracle Data Integrator no longer provides the innovative, agile, cost-effective solution businesses require. Semarchy’s Unified Data Platform, featuring xDI, addresses common customer pain points and offers an excellent alternative to ODI.

With automated migration tools, iterative methodology, and extensive experience in ODI migration projects, Semarchy makes the transition smooth and stress-free while being cost-effective. Moreover, the similar data flows design philosophy between ODI and Semarchy xDI ensures a rapid learning curve for developers and minimal disruption to existing workflows.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to upgrade your data integration strategy with Semarchy’s Unified Data Platform. Embrace the future of data integration and propel your organization toward success in the digital age. 

Get Started with Semarchy’s Unified Data Platform Today

Don’t let outdated, expensive, and complex data integration solutions hold your business back. Embrace the future with Semarchy’s Unified Data Platform, featuring the xDI tool, and experience a seamless, cost-effective migration that empowers your organization to thrive in the digital age.

Act Now and Take Advantage of These Exclusive Offers:

  • A Free ODI Audit: Allow our experts to analyze your current data flow and estimate the workload required to move to Semarchy xDI.
  • A Free Trial of xDI: Get hands-on experience with Semarchy xDI by trying it yourself, with no obligation or cost. See how our Unified Data Platform can transform your data integration strategy and drive your business forward.
  • Join us for a webinar, May 23, to learn more about how to migrate from ODI to Semarchy xDI. Register now!

Contact us today to get started on your migration journey!