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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

SAS DataFlux

7 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect

The choice to use Actian DataConnect really comes down to pricing and the type of integration project you are performing, specifically with the requirements, whether you want the integration to be on-premise or in the cloud, can you install agents on your servers etc. For integration tools it runs head to head with its competitors.
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SAS DataFlux

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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.5
SAS DataFlux
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Transformations

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

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.5
SAS DataFlux
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS DataFlux

Pros

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Integration Manager needs better scheduling improvements. Like dependencies, and not running a process again if the prior run is still running.
  • New connector development does not seem a priority.
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  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
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SAS DataFlux10.0
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We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Return on Investment

  • Our customer likes the consistent reliable integrations we have built so we [got] a definite return on investment.
  • Problems are fairly easy to handle and rework.
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  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

SAS DataFlux

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