Alooma vs. SQL Server Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alooma
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Alooma is a data integration product providing ETL capabilities with a focus on output to data warehouse. It also offers pipeline monitoring and error handling protocols.N/A
SSIS
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.N/A
Pricing
AloomaSQL Server Integration Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AloomaSSIS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AloomaSQL Server Integration Services
Top Pros
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Features
AloomaSQL Server Integration Services
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Alooma
7.5
1 Ratings
7% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
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Ratings
Pre-built connectors8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Connector modification7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality services8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data security features7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring console8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Alooma
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
7.5
53 Ratings
10% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings6.240 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Alooma
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
8.1
53 Ratings
1% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.553 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Alooma
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
7.4
51 Ratings
8% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings7.133 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings8.142 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings6.148 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Alooma
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
6.9
41 Ratings
19% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings7.436 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings6.536 Ratings
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User Ratings
AloomaSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AloomaSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Alooma
Very appropriate for managing an ELT stack -- Alooma handles the 'E' and 'L' pieces very well. Due to the way transformation is setup, it is more on the lightweight side of things and thus works for this kind of stack. For more traditional ETL stacks, Alooma would probably not be the right fit.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Alooma
  • Transformation of data before entering the data warehouse -- allows for a consistent/understandable schema for analytics teams.
  • Adding of additional data sources: Alooma has a large library of pre-built, common 3rd party vendors for which data is often needed to be ETL-ed.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Alooma
  • More tools on managing the data warehouse itself. Although great on the ingest and transformation of data, more help provided by the tool on managing the outputs would be welcome.
  • Increase possibilities in the transformation step, rather than single event transformations.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Alooma
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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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Usability
Alooma
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Microsoft
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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Performance
Alooma
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Microsoft
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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Support Rating
Alooma
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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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Implementation Rating
Alooma
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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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Alternatives Considered
Alooma
Haven't used the alternatives, since Alooma was one of the earlier ones to the market. From a cursory viewing, however, the features seem to match relatively similarly.
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Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Alooma
  • Allowing for additional data sources to more automation capability around monitoring the business is a huge ROI
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Microsoft
  • 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
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