CloverDX vs. SolarWinds Task Factory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloverDX
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
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
SolarWinds Task Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, SolarWinds Task Factory saves time managing tedious ELT/ETL tasks with high-performing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) components that can be used within the Visual Studio environment to connect to nearly any data source. Task Factory’s components and tasks have been optimized to ensure fast performance of data-centric applications, and the user can run Task Factory…N/A
Pricing
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
Editions & Modules
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Task Factory
1,245 (annual subscription license)
per server
Task Factory Azure Data Factory
1,495 (annual subscription license)
per ADF node
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.3
40 Ratings
12% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.01 Ratings9.340 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1
39 Ratings
8% above category average
Simple transformations9.01 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Complex transformations8.01 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
-
Ratings
Data model creation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
CloverDX
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Integration with data quality tools8.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloverDXSolarWinds Task Factory
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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SolarWinds
Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
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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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SolarWinds
  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
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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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SolarWinds
  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloverDX
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
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Usability
CloverDX
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SolarWinds
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
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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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SolarWinds
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
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Implementation Rating
CloverDX
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
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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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SolarWinds
ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
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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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SolarWinds
  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Salesforce.com SourceScreenshot of Dimension Merge SCD TransformScreenshot of Upsert DestinationScreenshot of REST Source