AWS Data Exchange vs. SAS Data Management Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Data Exchange
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
AWS Data Exchange is an integration for data service, from which subscribers can easily browse the AWS Data Exchange catalog to find relevant and up-to-date commercial data products covering a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, geospatial, consumer, media & entertainment, and more.N/A
SAS Data Management Platform
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
SAS Data Management Platform is a data integration solution, from SAS.N/A
Pricing
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
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
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
AWS Data Exchange
7.9
2 Ratings
6% below category average
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources6.82 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
AWS Data Exchange
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
SAS Data Management Platform
6.4
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Data model creation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Collaboration9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
feature 100 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
AWS Data Exchange
7.0
1 Ratings
15% below category average
SAS Data Management Platform
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Integration with data quality tools7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
AWS Data Exchange
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Ratings
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
2.2
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Data ExchangeSAS Data Management Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
AWS Data Exchange fits best for scenarios where you have datasets that you would like to sell and you want to deliver it to anyone who would like to purchase it. It really beats having to set up downloads via your own website or portal. However, it can get complicated to manage if you're trying to deliver a dataset a client has already paid for.
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SAS
SAS Data Management Platform is very well suited if you have common data sources like Oracle, SAP, MS SQL, etc.. Still, if there are a bit more obscure, then you need to purchase additional connectors to connect to those data sources. It is well suited when you don't have a business team with strong technical/coding background as the drag and drop interface makes creating jobs and scheduling them quite easy.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Simplified data delivery
  • Ability to create any amount of data products
  • Ability to integrate payment plans with data products
  • Tracking data downloads and users
  • Integration with other AWS data services
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SAS
  • Easy to use even for non-technical people
  • Connects to a variety of data sources
  • Statistical transformations available as part of the module
  • Graphical drag & drop interface
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Integration with more data sources
  • Ability to deliver data to clients without AWS accounts
  • Inclusion of direct data downloads in addition to asynchronous methods
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SAS
  • Requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres.
  • Debugging errors from the logs is a complicated process.
  • E-mail alert system is very primitive and needs customization to make it more modern,
  • Cannot send SMS alerts for jobs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
There have been a lot of problems with ADX. First, the entire system is incredibly clunky from beginning to end.First, by AWS's own admission they're missing a lot of "tablestakes functionality" like the ability to see who is coming to your pages, more flexibility to edit and update your listings, the ability to create a storefront or catalog that actually tries to sell your products. All-in-all you're flying completely blind with AWS. In our convos with other sellers we strongly believe very little organic traffic is flowing through the AWS exchange. For the headache, it's not worth the time or the effort. It's very difficult to market or sell your products.We've also had a number of simple UX bugs where they just don't accurately reflect the attributes of your product. For instance for an S3 bucket they had "+metered costs" displayed to one of our buyers in the price. This of course caused a lot of confusion. They also misrepresented the historical revisions that were available in our product sets because of another UX bug. It's difficult to know what other things in the UX are also broken and incongruent.We also did have a purchase, but the seller is completely at their whim at providing you fake emails, fake company names, fake use cases because AWS hasn't thought through simple workflows like "why even have subscription confirmation if I can fake literally everything about a subscription request." So as a result we're now in an endless, timewasting, unhelpful thread with AWS support trying to get payment. They're confused of what to do and we feel completely lost.Lastly, the AWS team has been abysmal in addressing our concerns. Conversations with them result in a laundry list of excuses of why simple functionalities are so hard (including just having accurate documentation). It was a very frustrating and unproductive call. Our objective of our call was to help us see that ADX is a well-resourced and well-visioned product. Ultimately they couldn't clearly articulate who they built the exchange for both on the seller side and the buyer side.Don't waste your time. This is at best a very foggy experiment. Look at other sellers, they have a lot of free pages to try to get attention, but then have smart tactics to divert transactions away from the ADX. Ultimately, smart move. Why give 8-10% of your cut to a product that is basically bare-bones infrastructure.
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SAS
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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SAS
SAS Tech Support is one of the best tech supports available. Not only do they respond faster, but they also have a global 24x7 support team that helps in case of production server issues. The staff is quite knowledgable and accommodating. They help you via e-mail, phone, or even WebEx if the issue demands. The solutions they provide are quite detailed and easy to implement even for someone who hasn't worked on SAS.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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SAS
SAS Data Management Platform requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres. Has almost all features present as compared to the alternatives we evaluated. On top of it, SAS offered statistical transformations and strong metadata management. SAS Data Management Platform was also the most cost-effective solution despite having to purchase a couple of connectors for SAP and Salesforce. The easy of applying security templates was also a feature that can be easily used as compared to others mentioned.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Reduced time to publish datasets for sale by more than 80%
  • Increased net profit from dataset sales by ~10%
  • Reduced data delivery time to clients by 15%
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SAS
  • The platform enabled us to have a single repository of customers to run campaigns on.
  • Feedback from various campaigns is stored in a single database, which makes running A/B analysis easier.
  • Helped improve data quality due to SAS Dataflux being a part of the SAS Data Management Platform.
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