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Score 8 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    SSIS

    76%
    SQL Server Integration Services ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    56 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    43 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    SSIS

    83%
    SQL Server Integration Services ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    56 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    55 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    SSIS

    77%
    SQL Server Integration Services ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    30 Ratings

    Metadata management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    36 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    45 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    41 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    51 Ratings

    feature 1

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Data Governance

    SAS DataFlux

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    SSIS

    74%
    SQL Server Integration Services ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    39 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    39 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAS DataFlux is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • SAS DataFlux and SQL Server Integration Services are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SAS DataFlux

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    SSIS

    82%
    56 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    SAS DataFlux

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    SSIS

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    SSIS

    93%
    8 Ratings

    Performance

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    SSIS

    88%
    12 Ratings

    Support Rating

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SSIS

    82%
    14 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SAS DataFlux

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SSIS

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SAS

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    I highly recommend this product. It has streamlined most business processes by providing useful tools that make work easier. The well-featured dashboard provides graphical integration services that have enhanced faster task and project implementation since it does not require coding. It has transformed data that could lead to poor performance into useful insights for generating new ideas for boosting business performance.
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    Pros

    SAS

    • 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.
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    Microsoft

    • Server Integration Services for SQL Server With the right planning of dataflows, we may aggregate information from many different sources.
    • The solution's package structure allows us to isolate individual functions while reusing the same set of settings everywhere else.
    • The capacity to test solutions in a variety of settings with varying inputs is a potent resource that facilitates the development of solutions that can be reused.
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    Cons

    SAS

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

    • API connections are not a native functionality. We use Zappysys extensions but they work only in certain cases.
    • Dependency executions - no simple way to create a hierarchy/chain of executions. Ex: Define if the execution of the child process should be stopped if a parent fails or a certain condition is triggered in the parent process and then redirect to a different part of the chain (think like a flowchart for executions).
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    Pricing Details

    SAS DataFlux

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAS DataFlux editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SSIS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SSIS editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        SAS

        We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
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        Microsoft

        SSIS is responsible for running core business processed managing core business data. It can be managed, improved and expanded using minimal internal resources. It is also able to support all of our current data infrastructure. Replacing SSIS would be time consuming and costly with no apparent ROI.
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        Usability

        SAS

        No answers on this topic

        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

        SAS

        No answers on this topic

        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

        SAS

        No answers on this topic

        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

        SAS

        No answers on this topic

        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

        SAS

        No answers on this topic

        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

        SAS

        • Complex data integration.
        • SAS integration.
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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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