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Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

3 Ratings
Score 3.6 out of 101

SAS DataFlux

7 Ratings
Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

I wouldn't recommend Data Integrator over SSIS, but it may be a better tool than other ETL offerings. Having a background in the Microsoft Stack, I am hesitant to recommend any other products especially in a Microsoft-centric company. If this was the only option to use, I think it does a good job at integrating systems after taking time to learn the approach. "Maps" in Data Integrator is definitely different than "process flow" philosophy in SSIS.
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SAS DataFlux

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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAS DataFlux
Connect to traditional data sources
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Transformations

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
7.0
SAS DataFlux
Simple transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Complex transformations
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAS DataFlux

Data Modeling

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
4.3
SAS DataFlux
Business rules and workflow
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAS DataFlux
Collaboration
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
3.0
SAS DataFlux
Testing and debugging
Actian Pervasive Data Integrator
5.0
SAS DataFlux

Pros

  • Map multiple source and destination tables - what would be done in many steps in SSIS can be done in one or two "maps" in Data Integrator.
  • Platform independent, cloud based, no client software.
  • Conversion of data types, write flat files - this helps us with integrating systems.
  • Fairly straightforward to use if the user has ETL experience.
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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

  • 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.
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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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Likelihood to Renew

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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

Data Integrator was initially a part of a package deal for us with our new Student Information System. It was chosen prior to my arrival at the institution. Since I discovered we have SQL Server licenses, we have decided to use SSIS instead since I have a background in the MSBI stack and SSIS appears to be more straightforward (process flow philosophy vs "map" philosophy.)
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
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Pricing Details

Actian Pervasive Data Integrator

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