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Actian DataConnect

3 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

SAS Data Integration Studio

10 Ratings
Score 7.8 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 Data Integration Studio

When data is in a system that needs a complex transformation to be usable for an average user. Such tasks as data residing in systems that have very different connection speeds. It can be integrated and used together after passing through the SAS Data Integration Studio removing timing issues from the users' worries. A part that is perhaps less appropriate is getting users who are not familiar with the source data to set up the load processes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

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

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
9.0
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
10.0

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
9.0
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
8.0
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SAS Data Integration Studio
7.0

Data Governance

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

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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  • With SAS Data Integration Studio it doesn't matter to users where the data is originally from it all is presented in a consistent manner.
  • The SAS Data Integration Studio is fairly reliable it usually works well.
  • The visual design of reports our users even describe as fun.
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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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  • Sometimes parts of the data are not available, although this is generally because it is connected to so many different systems.
  • Price, it's not the cheapest software, however the value for dollars spent does seem to be good.
  • Sometimes all the different systems and platforms and folders and so forth get a bit overwhelming for new users.
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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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Because SAS Data Integration Studio is the third party it seems to work equally well with all our systems. That is to say that it doesn't really work better with Microsoft or Oracle but really just seems to work equally well with all of them. It has a very powerful back-end that allows us to transform and load our data quickly and efficiently programmer time wise.
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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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  • We have more users who can connect to the many different data sources.
  • Our users do have existing SAS programming knowledge and that can carry over.
  • Business functions are starting to rely on SAS Data Integration Studio work product shortly after introduction.
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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

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

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