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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

Databricks has helped my teams write PySpark and Spark SQL jobs and test them out before formally integrating them in Spark jobs. Through Databricks we can create parquet and JSON output files. Datamodelers and scientists who are not very good with coding can get good insight into the data using the notebooks that can be developed by the engineers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
SSIS
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
Extend Existing Data Sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
Automatic Data Format Detection
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS

Data Exploration

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
SSIS
Visualization
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
SSIS
Interactive Data Analysis
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
6.0
SSIS

Data Preparation

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
Data Transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
Data Encryption
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS
Built-in Processors
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS

Platform Data Modeling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.3
SSIS
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
Automated Machine Learning
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
Single platform for multiple model development
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
Self-Service Model Delivery
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS

Model Deployment

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.5
SSIS
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS

Data Source Connection

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.6
Connect to traditional data sources
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.8

Data Transformations

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.1
Simple transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.9
Complex transformations
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.4

Data Modeling

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.2
Data model creation
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.4
Metadata management
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
6.8
Business rules and workflow
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.2
Collaboration
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
6.6
Testing and debugging
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.5
feature 1
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.0

Data Governance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.8
Integration with MDM tools
Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.6

Pros

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

  • Extremely Flexible in Data Scenarios
  • Fantastic Performance
  • DB is always updating the system so we can have latest features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

  • The navigation through which one would create a workspace is a bit confusing at first. It takes a couple minutes to figure out how to create a folder and upload files since it is not the same as traditional file systems such as box.com
  • Also, when you create a table, if you forgot to copy the link where the table is stored, it is hard to relocate it. Most of the time I would have to delete the table and re-created.
Ann Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 9.9
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
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This has been very useful in my organization for shared notebooks, integrated data pipeline automation and data sources integrations. Integration with AWS is seamless. Non tech users can easily learn how to use Databricks. You can have your company LDAP connect to it for login based access controls to some extent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 9.0
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.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.6
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.5
Based on 7 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.
Chris Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

Easier to set up and get started. Less of a learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jose Pla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

  • Rapid growth of analytics within our company.
  • Cost model aligns with usage allowing us to make a reasonable initial investment and scale the cost as we realize the value.
  • Platform is easy to learn and Databricks provides excellent support and training.
  • Platform does not require a large DevOPs investment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform

General

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

SSIS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
8.9
SSIS
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.9

Usability

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
9.0
SSIS
9.0

Performance

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.6

Support Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.5

Implementation Rating

Databricks Unified Analytics Platform
SSIS
10.0

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