Likelihood to Recommend
I recommend the program for an advanced stage, it is not a program for small companies, it is a program for medium or large companies where you know about data and its flow in which you need to make the leap to a 3.0 level of the same.I could immediately recommend it to colleagues for its great storage capacity and agile control.
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Ideal for daily standard ETL use cases whether the data is sourced from / transferred to the native connectors (like SQL Server) or FTP. Best if the company uses MS suite of tools. There are better options in the market for chaining tasks where you want a custom flow of executions depending on the outcome of each process or if you want advanced functionality like API connections, etc.
Read full review Pros End users can set up pipelines within Gap to connect without having to use professional services. Users can simply select a particular template. Let's say that data integration calculates and configures a data flow very easily. Read full review Ease of use - can be used with no prior experience in a relatively short amount of time. Flexibility - provides multiple means of accomplishing tasks to be able to support virtually any scenario. Performance - performs well with default configurations but allows the user to choose a multitude of options that can enhance performance. Resilient - supports the configuration of error handling to prevent and identify breakages. Complete suite of configurable tools. Read full review Cons Support only in english and not always reactive. Read full review SSIS has been a bit neglected by Microsoft and new features are slow in coming. When importing data from flat files and Excel workbooks, changes in the data structure will cause the extracts to fail. Workarounds do exist but are not easily implemented. If your source data structure does not change or rarely changes, this negative is relatively insignificant. While add-on third-party SSIS tools exist, there are only a small number of vendors actively supporting SSIS and license fees for production server use can be significant especially in highly-scaled environments. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Some features should be revised or improved, some tools (using it with Visual Studio) of the toolbox should be less schematic and somewhat more flexible. Using for example, the CSV data import is still very old-fashioned and if the data format changes it requires a bit of manual labor to accept the new data structure
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SQL Server Integration Services is a relatively nice tool but is simply not the ETL for a global, large-scale organization. With developing requirements such as NoSQL data, cloud-based tools, and extraordinarily large databases, SSIS is no longer our tool of choice.
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Raw performance is great. At times, depending on the machine you are using for development, the IDE can have issues. Deploying projects is very easy and the tool set they give you to monitor jobs out of the box is decent. If you do very much with it you will have to write into your projects performance tracking though.
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The support, when necessary, is excellent. But beyond that, it is very rarely necessary because the user community is so large, vibrant and knowledgable, a simple Google query or forum question can answer almost everything you want to know. You can also get prewritten script tasks with a variety of functionality that saves a lot of time.
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The implementation may be different in each case, it is important to properly analyze all the existing infrastructure to understand the kind of work needed, the type of software used and the compatibility between these, the features that you want to exploit, to understand what is possible and which ones require integration with third-party tools
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We mainly choose Adeptia Connect for the friendly UI. From the first minutes, it was really easy to use and understand how it works and then manages complex connections.
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I had nothing to do with the choice or install. I assume it was made because it's easy to integrate with our SQL Server environment and free. I'm not sure of any other enterprise level solution that would solve this problem, but I would likely have approached it with traditional scripting. Comparably free, but my own familiarity with trad scripts would be my final deciding factor. Perhaps with some further training on SSIS I would have a different answer.
Read full review Return on Investment The user can set up the whole template and then enter the data or we simply have to connect that data by making use of connections from an account through an API. We can do reference lookups in the database to further enhance it before sending it to the data link and as part of this process flow We can attach by taking up a little bit of time or batch and this can be a multi-directional process. So I needed this data transformation Read full review Data integrity across various products allows unify certain processes inside the organization and save funds by reducing human labour factor. Automated data unification allows us plan our inputs better and reduce over-warehousing by overbuying The employee number, responsible for data management was reduced from 4 to 1 person Read full review ScreenShots