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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Platform

I wish I had found and used Alteryx Analytics years ago. Having multiple data sources with a variety of naming conventions for our businesses we spent WEEKS cleaning/reorganizing/renaming fields in our data to be able to consolidate. We did this on one set of reports for one use. Each time we wanted an update this process would need to be repeated. This took tons of useless admin time. Had we had Alteryx we could have created 1 identifier, noted all the different naming conventions or issues, selected the ones we wanted and created the workflow to use it over and over and over again on any data we wanted. Build once - use multiple times. It would have been (and now is) a HUGE time saver. Plus any new anomalies are identified by the program as errors so you can "autocorrect" them in the same workflow. Alteryx is a miracle in my opinion.
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SSIS

  • SSIS is particularly well suited for jobs that need to be consistent, repeatable, and error managed.
  • Ongoing extract, transform, load [ETL] jobs that are scheduled or manual.
  • One-time ETL with complex datasets.
  • Migrations of large datasets.
SSIS is not well suited for small or simple datasets that can be copied or exported safely to flat files for import. It is possible to do this but would generally take longer to build in SSIS unless there was a good reason to .remove manual handling of the data in transport or the action needed to be testable/repeatable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Platform
5.3
SSIS
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Platform
5.0
SSIS
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Platform
5.8
SSIS
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Platform
5.0
SSIS

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Platform
7.7
SSIS
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Platform
7.1
SSIS
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SSIS
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Platform
8.6
SSIS
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SSIS

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Platform
7.1
SSIS
Publish to Web
Alteryx Platform
7.6
SSIS
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Platform
7.0
SSIS
Report Versioning
Alteryx Platform
4.0
SSIS
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Platform
7.9
SSIS
Delivery to Remote Servers
Alteryx Platform
9.0
SSIS

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Platform
7.1
SSIS
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Platform
6.0
SSIS
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Platform
7.5
SSIS
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Platform
7.9
SSIS

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Platform
8.0
SSIS
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SSIS
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SSIS
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SSIS
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Alteryx Platform
8.0
SSIS

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Platform
4.0
SSIS
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Platform
4.0
SSIS

Data Source Connection

Alteryx Platform
SSIS
8.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
7.5

Data Transformations

Alteryx Platform
SSIS
9.0
Simple transformations
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
9.9
Complex transformations
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
8.1

Data Modeling

Alteryx Platform
SSIS
6.9
Data model creation
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
7.1
Metadata management
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
6.2
Business rules and workflow
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
8.0
Collaboration
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
6.1
Testing and debugging
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
7.2

Data Governance

Alteryx Platform
SSIS
7.9
Integration with data quality tools
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
8.4
Integration with MDM tools
Alteryx Platform
SSIS
7.4

Pros

Alteryx Platform

  • Alteryx does a great job of allowing more beginner Analysts to automate many of their routine process but also allowing advanced Analysts to ability to leverage deep statistical modelling for predictive analytics.
  • Given the visual workflow nature of Alteyrx, the learning curve is not steep.
  • The Alteryx Gallery allows non-technical consumers to execute complex workflows by leveraging an intuitive web interface.
  • Alteryx allows data scientists to bring their own programming language to Altyerx, such as R or Python.
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SSIS

  • SSIS works very well pulling well-defined data into SQL Server from a wide variety of data sources.
  • It comes free with the SQL Server so it is hard not to consider using it providing you have a team who is trained and experienced using SSIS.
  • When SSIS doesn't have exactly what you need you can use C# or VBA to extend its functionality.
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Cons

Alteryx Platform

  • Sometimes the desktop version of authoring tool crashes! It's been unstable in the previous versions but gets better. Even if it doesn't crash, it used to be slow or not responding.
  • When running several version of database drivers in local machine or server, it is tricky to set up database connections. Often you have to figure out it by googling the problem and solution. There are not many knowledge bases from Alteryx.
  • Alteryx project file creates .bak file automatically. It is useful to prevent for the purpose of back up, sometimes it's not necessary. But it is not changeable for some reason. By default, it always creates backups.
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SSIS

  • SSIS memory usage can be quite high particularly when SSI and SQL server are on the same machine
  • SSIS is not available on any environment other than Microsoft Windows
  • SSIS does not function with any database engine back-end other than Microsoft SQL Server
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 6.5
Based on 14 answers
We've developed a working partnership with Alteryx. As an enablement suite, we're continuing to innovate and deliver great products with use of Alteryx in our solutions. Alteryx use expands to our global product development teams and is in use in multiple parts of our organization. Alteryx also delivers Experian demographic content to other clients in their product offering. We're highly likely to renew, but that decision is way above my pay grade.
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SSIS

SSIS 8.8
Based on 3 answers
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

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Through a graphical UI one can perform engineering and development, other vendors do not have such a code-less interface.
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SSIS

SSIS 8.6
Based on 8 answers
If you use any of the Microsoft tools, it is easy to get using and understand since it uses Visual Studio and SSMS to work with. There are extensions you can get and some of those can be difficult to work with but usually they slide in nicely. The one thing to understand though is there is some installation and configuration on the SQL Server side that can take some time.
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Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
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SSIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Alteryx Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.4
Based on 6 answers
You can, of course, accidentally make sloppy code or workflows but it’s not a tools issue if you run packages in an inefficient way. With a company of our size, we never had any performance issues but I can imagine for larger companies that this will have a greater focus.
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Support

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall pretty good. Depending on the quality of the question posed the CS team will get back as they are available
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SSIS

SSIS 8.3
Based on 4 answers
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

Alteryx Platform

Alteryx Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
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SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Alteryx Platform

Talend is primarily for data integration and has quite advanced capabilities. But the user has to be more technical. Alteryx makes the process simple and any user can make use of its features.Tableau was a good choice for data visualization. We needed beautiful charts and ways to represent data. Alteryx falls short in this aspect.
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SSIS

Look for where you are going to load the data and from where are you extracting it. A lot of those who sell you the DB already have tools for ETL. I have heard good things at an enterprise level from great colleagues about Informatica, but honestly, I prefer SSIS.Although I did like TIBCO Jaspersoft and it can be mixed with TIBCO Spotfire for data analysis. If your ERP is SAP, then you must keep in mind using SAP BusinessObjects. As for free tools, and if you have a great and constant team of scripting (Perl, Python) engineers, then you can think about going open source.
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Return on Investment

Alteryx Platform

  • Alteryx does an excellent job of integrating consumer and spatial data to calculate and visualize things like locations within a certain drive-time radius.
  • For visualization purposes I had to move the data to excel for some decent graphs.
  • It can become very expensive.
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SSIS

  • I use SSIS to automate tasks that I'm repeatedly asked to do. "Hey, can you go into the system and close any open orders that we've fully filled?" Sure....then I schedule a package to do that for me every hour so I'm never asked again. It saves me time, which gives value to the company.
  • It removes the risk of human error. When people build files and send them, there's the risk that it doesn't happen the same way every time or gets forgotten. With SSIS, you spend some up front time building a process, but then you deploy it and forget it (unless it emails you that there was an error. You are putting error handling in your ETL, right?). Very repeatable and consistent business solution.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Platform

General

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

Alteryx Platform Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Alteryx Designer$3,9951
Alteryx Designer with Spatial$12,9951
Alteryx Designer with Data$29,9951
Alteryx Server$45,0002
  1. per user, per year
  2. per server, per year
SaaS Edition
Alteryx Analytics Gallery$1,5001
  1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
The above prices are in USD for Alteryx products and are per-year subscription prices based on a 3-year contract, with annual payment.

SSIS

General

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

SSIS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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