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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS DataFlux

No answer on this topic is available.

SSIS

Well suited: all data extraction from file (spreadsheet-like) and RDBMS data sources, mix up them into one integrated meta-data source for future processing.Less appropriate: big key-value data storages processed slowly, and hard to make data mining through uniting non-RDBMS and RDBMS data sources naive way. The data from non-SQL databases should be prepared accordingly to be represented in a table-like way if possible.
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
6.9
Connect to traditional data sources
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
5.1

Data Transformations

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.7
Simple transformations
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
9.4
Complex transformations
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.0

Data Modeling

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
7.4
Data model creation
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.1
Metadata management
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.0
Business rules and workflow
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
6.8
Collaboration
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
6.6
Testing and debugging
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
7.6
feature 1
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
7.0

Data Governance

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
7.5
Integration with data quality tools
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.7
Integration with MDM tools
SAS DataFlux
SSIS
6.4

Pros

SAS DataFlux

  • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
  • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
  • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • Ease of use - can be used with no prior experience in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Flexibility - provides multiple means of accomplishing tasks to be able to support virtually any scenario.
  • Performance - performs well with default configurations but allows the user to choose a multitude of options that can enhance performance.
  • Resilient - supports the configuration of error handling to prevent and identify breakages.
  • Complete suite of configurable tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS DataFlux

  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS has been a bit neglected by Microsoft and new features are slow in coming.
  • When importing data from flat files and Excel workbooks, changes in the data structure will cause the extracts to fail. Workarounds do exist but are not easily implemented. If your source data structure does not change or rarely changes, this negative is relatively insignificant.
  • While add-on third-party SSIS tools exist, there are only a small number of vendors actively supporting SSIS and license fees for production server use can be significant especially in highly-scaled environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAS DataFlux

SAS DataFlux 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
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

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 9.3
Based on 8 answers
SQL Server Integration Services is a relatively nice tool but is simply not the ETL for a global, large-scale organization. With developing requirements such as NoSQL data, cloud-based tools, and extraordinarily large databases, SSIS is no longer our tool of choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.8
Based on 12 answers
Raw performance is great. At times, depending on the machine you are using for development, the IDE can have issues. Deploying projects is very easy and the tool set they give you to monitor jobs out of the box is decent. If you do very much with it you will have to write into your projects performance tracking though.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.3
Based on 14 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

SAS DataFlux

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

SAS DataFlux

No answers on this topic

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

SAS DataFlux

  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
Robert Goodman | 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

SAS DataFlux

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

SAS DataFlux
9.0
SSIS
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

SAS DataFlux
10.0
SSIS
10.0

Usability

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
9.3

Performance

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.8

Support Rating

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
8.3

Implementation Rating

SAS DataFlux
SSIS
10.0

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