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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect

If your company houses a lot of data locally and needs to free up space, the Actian DataConnect Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse is an excellent solution for the price. It also allows for complex queries and even some basic data analytics, like Market Basket Analysis. Their free trial period is extremely convenient and you may discover more uses for it than you originally think.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

No answer on this topic is available.

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
SAS DataFlux
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux

Pros

Actian DataConnect

  • The large connector base for DataConnect is outstanding. However even when they do not have a custom connector, they have a web services Invoker which allows you to connect to any web services.
  • The underlying scripting language is Visual Basic-ish. Very easy to start.
  • The product has been around a long time, through multiple company acquistions, and still is a competitive player via pricing.
  • Support team is awesome.
  • Large user community.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

  • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
  • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
  • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian DataConnect

  • Sometimes the screen does not load- since it is a web based software, this can be seen as a reliability issue.
  • "Maps" can become somewhat complex, and between multiple developers this can be painful when sharing or explaining others' work.
  • The concept of macros adds flexibility in how to solve problems, but is a separate language and can take time to learn and master.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS DataFlux

SAS DataFlux 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect

Actian DataConnect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Actian DataConnect is a great product for data storage, processing, and complex querying. It also has the added benefits of basic data analytics and data mining. We were surprised at how easy it was to perform Market Basket Analysis. I would highly recommend this system to a large business and encourage you to start a free trial period.
Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Actian DataConnect

As I stated earlier, DataConnect makes a head-to-head run against the others. It has advantages and disadvantages compared to the competitors. The choice really comes down to pricing and specific requirement needs for the project you are planning. Questions such as On-premise or Cloud, Security, and Specific Connectors available will drive your decision.
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Actian DataConnect

  • This tool was chosen prior to my arrival and was used to build three integrations. We have decided to switch to SSIS since we have licenses for it and it is a more common tool for ETL integrations.
  • It has been difficult to network with individuals that have experience with this tool.
  • Having been a part of a software package purchased, we have chosen to use a different tool for future integrations and plan to rewrite existing integrations.
Justin Duperre | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAS DataFlux

  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAS DataFlux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
SAS DataFlux
10.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SAS DataFlux

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