Fivetran vs. SQL Server Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fivetran
Score 8.2 out of 10
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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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SSIS
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.N/A
Pricing
FivetranSQL Server Integration Services
Editions & Modules
Starter
$0.01
per credit
Standard
$0.01
per credit
Enterprise
$0.01
per credit
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FivetranSSIS
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FivetranSQL Server Integration Services
Considered Both Products
Fivetran

No answer on this topic

SSIS
Chose SQL Server Integration Services
Fivetran, Stitch, and Etleap are all 1000x more modern than SSIS and 100x less aggravating. While those tools are mainly used to sync data rather than transform it, the ELT model works much better than the ETL model in most situations.
Chose SQL Server Integration Services
SQL Server Integration Services is a good alternative to cut down on costs and have more flexibility on developing.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FivetranSQL Server Integration Services
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.5
53 Ratings
9% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources8.66 Ratings8.853 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL6.64 Ratings6.240 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.5
5 Ratings
11% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
8.1
53 Ratings
3% below category average
Simple transformations7.55 Ratings8.553 Ratings
Complex transformations7.53 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.2
6 Ratings
12% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.4
51 Ratings
9% below category average
Data model creation7.25 Ratings8.627 Ratings
Metadata management8.63 Ratings7.133 Ratings
Business rules and workflow4.24 Ratings8.142 Ratings
Collaboration8.93 Ratings7.338 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.12 Ratings6.148 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
6.8
5 Ratings
19% below category average
SQL Server Integration Services
6.9
41 Ratings
17% below category average
Integration with data quality tools6.74 Ratings7.436 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.02 Ratings6.536 Ratings
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User Ratings
FivetranSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.0
(53 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(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
FivetranSQL Server Integration Services
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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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
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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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
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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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
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
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
Fivetran
Just need to input connection info.
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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
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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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
Fivetran
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
Fivetran
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
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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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
Fivetran
  • Development cost have reduced for each connector
  • The pay-per-use model is still not out their which requires lot of overhead cost
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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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