Denodo vs. SQL Server Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Denodo
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Denodo is the eponymous data integration platform from the global company headquartered in Silicon Valley.N/A
SSIS
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.N/A
Pricing
DenodoSQL Server Integration Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DenodoSSIS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DenodoSQL Server Integration Services
Considered Both Products
Denodo
Chose Denodo
We evaluated other data virtualization platforms such as Cisco Composite. We found that Composite had an even smaller community and less support than Denodo. Denodo is putting a lot of the revenue earned from licensing costs to grow the product, and we did not get that vibe …
SSIS
Chose SQL Server Integration Services
SSIS and Denodo differ in their approaches to ETL and Data integrations. SSIS is more affordable from a cost and licensing perspective (if you have Microsoft licensing), but Denodo is no slouch. If you go with Denodo, you are not creating data, there are pros and cons to …
Top Pros
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Features
DenodoSQL Server Integration Services
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
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Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
7.5
53 Ratings
9% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings6.240 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
8.1
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.553 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
7.4
51 Ratings
9% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings7.133 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings8.142 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings6.148 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Denodo
-
Ratings
SQL Server Integration Services
6.9
41 Ratings
17% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings7.436 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings6.536 Ratings
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User Ratings
DenodoSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
8.0
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DenodoSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Denodo
Denodo allows us to create and combine new views to create a
virtual repository and APIs without a single line of code. It is excellent
because it can present connectors with a view format for downstream consumers
by flattening a JSON file. Reading or connecting to various sources and
displaying a tabular view is an excellent feature. The product's technical data
catalog is well-organized.
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Microsoft
Ideal for daily standard ETL use cases whether the data is sourced from / transferred to the native connectors (like SQL Server) or FTP. Best if the company uses MS suite of tools. There are better options in the market for chaining tasks where you want a custom flow of executions depending on the outcome of each process or if you want advanced functionality like API connections, etc.
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Pros
Denodo
  • Database Agnostic: You can easily connect to different environments and mash up data sets.
  • The "magic" of data virtualization: No data is created, so data is reported in near-real-time to end users.
  • It's easy to use UI for developers. You just connect to a data source, create tables, and join them to other datasets.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Denodo
  • Caching - but I am sure it will be improved by now. There were times when we expected the cache to be refreshed but it was stale.
  • Schema generation of endpoints from API response was sometimes incomplete as not all API calls returned all the fields. Will be good to have an ability to load the schema itself (XSD/JSON/Soap XML etc).
  • Denodo exposed web services were in preliminary stage when we used; I'm sure it will be improved by now.
  • Export/Import deployment, while it was helpful, there were unexpected issues without any errors during deployment. Issues were only identified during testing. Some views were not created properly and did not work. If it was working in the environment from where it was exported from, it should work in the environment where it is imported.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Denodo
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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
Denodo
Denodo is very easy to use. It has a user-friendly drag and drop interface. I'm not a fan of the java platform it resides on.
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Microsoft
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.
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Performance
Denodo
Denodo is a tool to rapidly mash data sources together and create meaningful datasets. It does have its downfalls though. When you create larger, more complex datasets, you will most likely need to cache your datasets, regardless of how proper your joins are set up. Since DV takes data from multiple environments, you are taxing the corporate network, so you need to be conscious of how much data you are sending through the network and truly understand how and when to join datasets due to this.
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Microsoft
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.
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Support Rating
Denodo
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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
Denodo
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
Denodo
Denodo is simple and easy to use. Highly recommended unless you have huge volumes of data
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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
Denodo
  • It is a huge advantage that we can connect to many different databases to provide data rapidly and accurately.
  • It has proven to be a valuable environment for deploying data virtualization solutions, and its user community is active in finding and fixing issues.
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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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