Fivetran vs. SAS Data Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fivetran
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Fivetran replicates applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance data warehouse, after a five minute setup. The vendor says their standardized cloud pipelines are fully managed and zero-maintenance. The vendor says Fivetran began with a realization: For modern companies using cloud-based software and storage, traditional ETL tools badly underperformed, and the complicated configurations they required often led to project failures. To streamline and accelerate…
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SAS Data Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
A suite of solutions for data connectivity, enhanced transformations and robust governance. Solutions provide a unified view of data with access to data across databases, data warehouses and data lakes. Connects with cloud platforms, on-premises systems and multicloud data sources.N/A
Pricing
FivetranSAS Data Management
Editions & Modules
Starter
$0.01
per credit
Standard
$0.01
per credit
Enterprise
$0.01
per credit
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FivetranSAS Data Management
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FivetranSAS Data Management
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
9.9
7 Ratings
17% above category average
SAS Data Management
8.3
10 Ratings
0% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.97 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.85 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
4.7
6 Ratings
55% below category average
SAS Data Management
6.7
8 Ratings
21% below category average
Simple transformations5.26 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Complex transformations4.24 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
6.1
7 Ratings
28% below category average
SAS Data Management
6.7
8 Ratings
19% below category average
Data model creation2.46 Ratings5.56 Ratings
Metadata management4.24 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Business rules and workflow7.85 Ratings6.67 Ratings
Collaboration7.14 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Testing and debugging8.93 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
9.8
6 Ratings
16% above category average
SAS Data Management
7.9
9 Ratings
5% below category average
Integration with data quality tools9.75 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools9.93 Ratings8.27 Ratings
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User Ratings
FivetranSAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
7.6
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
FivetranSAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Fivetran
Fivetran's business model justifies the use-case where we require data from a single source basically a lot of data but if the requirement is not on the heavier side, Fivetran comes to costly operation when compared to its peers. Otherwise, I'll recommend Fivetran for stability and update and seamless service provider.
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SAS
When data is in a system that needs a complex transformation to be usable for an average user. Such tasks as data residing in systems that have very different connection speeds. It can be integrated and used together after passing through the SAS Data Integration Studio removing timing issues from the users' worries. A part that is perhaps less appropriate is getting users who are not familiar with the source data to set up the load processes.
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Pros
Fivetran
  • Easily connects to source data using delivered connectors
  • Transforms data into standard models and schemas
  • Has very good documentation to help quickly setup connectors
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SAS
  • SAS/Access is great for manipulating large and complex databases.
  • SAS/Access makes it easy to format reports and graphics from your data.
  • Data Management and data storage using the Hadoop environment in SAS/Access allows for rapid analysis and simple programming language for all your data needs.
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Cons
Fivetran
  • More detailed logging
  • More flexible choices for time range over which records are synced
  • More options for masking and excluding sensitive data
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SAS
  • Requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres.
  • Debugging errors from the logs is a complicated process.
  • E-mail alert system is very primitive and needs customization to make it more modern,
  • Cannot send SMS alerts for jobs.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
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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Usability
Fivetran
Just need to input connection info.
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SAS
The main negative point is the use of a non-standard language for customizations, as well as the poor integration with non-SAS systems. However, there is no doubt that it is a high-performance and powerful product capable of responding optimally to certain requirements.
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Performance
Fivetran
It runs pretty well and gets our data from point A to point cluster quickly enough. Honestly, it's not something I think about unless it breaks and that's pretty rare.
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SAS
It worked as expected.
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Support Rating
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
SAS
With SAS, you pay a license fee annually to use this product. Support is incredible. You get what you pay for, whether it's SAS forums on the SAS support site, technical support tickets via email or phone calls, or example documentation. It's not open source. It's documented thoroughly, and it works.
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Alternatives Considered
Fivetran
We never seriously considered using anything else. Our data engineers had used Fivetran extensively in previous roles so when it came time to make a decision, there wasn't much of a process. They gladly signed the contract with Fivetran pretty quickly.
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SAS
Because of ease of using SAS DI and data processing speed. There were lots of issues with AWS Redshift on cloud environment in terms of making connections with the data sources and while fetching the data we need to write complex queries.
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Return on Investment
Fivetran
  • Business and product data now co-located in the warehouse
  • Dashboards can be built using data from all corners of the business
  • Better visibility into customer health, product usage, business financials, and more
  • Enabled high-traffic operational dashboards that increase efficiency of our sales and ops teams
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SAS
  • We have more users who can connect to the many different data sources.
  • Our users do have existing SAS programming knowledge and that can carry over.
  • Business functions are starting to rely on SAS Data Integration Studio work product shortly after introduction.
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