CloverDX vs. SQL Server Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloverDX
Score 9.0 out of 10
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CloverDX is a rapid, end-to-end data integration solution. The vendor states that businesses choose CloverDX for its usability and intuitive controls, along with its lightweight footprint, flexibility, and processing speed. Achieving true, rapid data integration means much more than just raw data processing power. Rapid refers to an end-to-end process that begins the moment a data-related problem is recognized to the point when the data is in the right place and form to be analyzed and…N/A
SSIS
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.N/A
Pricing
CloverDXSQL Server Integration Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloverDXSSIS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloverDXSQL Server Integration Services
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
CloverDXSQL Server Integration Services
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.6
55 Ratings
9% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.01 Ratings8.855 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings6.342 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
8.2
55 Ratings
2% below category average
Simple transformations9.01 Ratings8.755 Ratings
Complex transformations8.01 Ratings7.754 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.6
53 Ratings
6% below category average
Data model creation8.01 Ratings8.729 Ratings
Metadata management8.01 Ratings7.435 Ratings
Business rules and workflow8.01 Ratings7.944 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.540 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings6.550 Ratings
feature 100 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.2
43 Ratings
12% below category average
Integration with data quality tools8.01 Ratings7.738 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings6.738 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloverDXSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(55 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloverDXSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
CloverDX
CloverDX designer as a standalone is well suited for fairly straightforward transformations of data. If you want to do large scale data integrations, then their server edition adds an extra level of automation and job control.
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Microsoft
There are always alternative options available to meet the demand for integration. In my opinion, SQL Server Integration Services has a wide variety of capabilities that makes it a very versatile tool for developing dependable integration strategies. When determining which tools to utilize, vendor interfaces may play a significant role, and technologies like PowerShell have been used by colleagues to aid in this decision. For even more user-friendliness, our SSIS solution additionally makes use of a third-party plugin.
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Pros
CloverDX
  • Connects with Salesforce very well
  • The graphical view of the transformations allows for easy creations and maintenance
  • Support has always been eager to assist with any graph creation difficulties I run into
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Microsoft
  • Standard ETL use cases for daily loads
  • Loading incoming data from Vendors which is placed on FTP and adding them to the SQL Warehouse
  • Creating outgoing data files and writing them to Vendor FTPs
  • Easy Active Directory integration for seamless connections to SQL Server
  • CI/CD by hosting the code on visualstudio.com
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Cons
CloverDX
  • The initial learning curve is a little steep. Not very steep or super steep, just a little steep.
  • Having enough memory for large multi-step problems can be an issue if the graph isn't designed well.
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Microsoft
  • Connection managers for online data sources can be tricky to configure.
  • Performance tuning is an art form and trialing different data flow task options can be cumbersome. SSIS can do a better job of providing performance data including historical for monitoring.
  • Mapping destination using OLE DB command is difficult as destination columns are unnamed.
  • Excel or flat file connections are limited by version and type.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloverDX
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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
CloverDX
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Microsoft
SSIS is a great tool for most ETL needs. It has the 90% (or more) use cases covered and even in many of the use cases where it is not ideal SSIS can be extended via a .NET language to do the job well in a supportable way for almost any performance workload.
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Performance
CloverDX
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Microsoft
SQL Server Integration Services performance is dependent directly upon the resources provided to the system. In our environment, we allocated 6 nodes of 4 CPUs, 64GB each, running in parallel. Unfortunately, we had to ramp-up to such a robust environment to get the performance to where we needed it. Most of the reports are completed in a reasonable timeframe. However, in the case of slow running reports, it is often difficult if not impossible to cancel the report without killing the report instance or stopping the service.
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Support Rating
CloverDX
While CloverDX has an active forum for users to submit questions and assist with answers, their in house support team is incredibly responsive when I've contacted them for assistance. This seems almost at odds with most other software companies who try to save money on tech support by promoting a forum or knowledge base.
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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
CloverDX
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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
CloverDX
CloverDX was a less expensive alternative to Talend and had a more intuitive interface from what I could see during the evaluation.
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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
CloverDX
  • Work that use to take multiple people 20 to 30 hours a week to complete each has now been fully automated to where only 1 or 2 hours a week for maintenance is required.
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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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