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Score 9.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Task Factory

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Score 8.5 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

SolarWinds Task Factory

I highly recommend SolarWinds Task Factory to any organization for effective SSIS services and better data optimization processes. The platform has [a] complete dashboard that works to manage sales practices and file-related processes across our company. Data integration and safety has been featured and decision-making is based on pure data.
Jeremy Egan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory

Data Transformations

Actian DataConnect
9.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.5
Simple transformations
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.5
Complex transformations
Actian DataConnect
9.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.5

Data Modeling

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Data model creation
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Metadata management
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Business rules and workflow
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Collaboration
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Testing and debugging
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
feature 1
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory

Data Governance

Actian DataConnect
9.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.6
Integration with data quality tools
Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.6
Integration with MDM tools
Actian DataConnect
10.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.7

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

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
Frank Coulter | 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

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.1
Based on 4 answers
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I consider really nice usability when you have intuitive software usage and a good interface and in terms of these two things, there are no complaints about what is offered by SolarWinds Task Factory. So it can explain why I'm giving this quite high rating for the software and I expect nothing but it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't have any complaints about it, it has been available 100% of the time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 7.0
Based on 1 answer
That is one of the things they still have some space for improvement, the performance is quite ok in general but depending on what you are doing and when you need the information, this process can be a bit slower and take a bit longer. It is not something that makes the tool bad but there is a space to be improved.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.4
Based on 2 answers
As mentioned before, they have quite good documentation and the support usage was not really necessary so far, I consider this rating because it's being more than enough for us what they have as documentation and the support team looks ready to help us if needed, what we really appreciate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Task Factory

Its simple UI and [simplified] clients tools helped us to focus on only 1 tool and achieved the goals faster. Also, the support plan worked well against the other tools in market. User training was easier and faster and that helped us to train our resources faster on this and start using for development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Actian DataConnect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 9.0
Based on 1 answer
That is the main feature for me when we are talking about SolarWindws Task Factory, the way they elaborated the concept, makes it pretty easy to scale it and make it available for the whole organization where everyone can use and extract what the tool has as the best, providing information and usability to everyone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian DataConnect

General

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

Actian DataConnect Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Task Factory

General

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

SolarWinds Task Factory Editions & Modules

Edition
Task Factory1,245 (annual subscription license)1
Task Factory Azure Data Factory1,495 (annual subscription license)2
  1. per server
  2. per ADF node
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.1

Usability

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.0

Performance

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
7.0

Support Rating

Actian DataConnect
8.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.4

Implementation Rating

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.1

Scalability

Actian DataConnect
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.0

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