InterSystems IRIS vs. SolarWinds Task Factory

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
InterSystems IRIS
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform that includes a multi-model transactional data management engine, an application development platform, and interoperability engine, and an open analytics platform. It is is the next generation of InterSystems' data management software. It includes…N/A
SolarWinds Task Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
According to the vendor, SolarWinds Task Factory saves time managing tedious ELT/ETL tasks with high-performing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) components that can be used within the Visual Studio environment to connect to nearly any data source. Task Factory’s components and tasks have been optimized to ensure fast performance of data-centric applications, and the user can run Task Factory…N/A
Pricing
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Task Factory
1,245 (annual subscription license)
per server
Task Factory Azure Data Factory
1,495 (annual subscription license)
per ADF node
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
InterSystems IRIS
7.3
44 Ratings
16% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
-
Ratings
Version control tools6.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Test data generation7.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance optimization tools6.842 Ratings00 Ratings
Schema maintenance7.542 Ratings00 Ratings
Database change management7.543 Ratings00 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
InterSystems IRIS
7.4
44 Ratings
16% below category average
SolarWinds Task Factory
-
Ratings
User management7.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security7.544 Ratings00 Ratings
Database status reporting7.641 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management7.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
InterSystems IRIS
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
40 Ratings
12% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings9.440 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
InterSystems IRIS
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1
39 Ratings
10% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings9.635 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
InterSystems IRIS
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.4
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings9.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(44 ratings)
8.2
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(4 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
InterSystems IRISSolarWinds Task Factory
Likelihood to Recommend
InterSystems
Intersystems IRIS is a really great tool for Interoperability. It has so many capabilities out of the box and then such a great developer community on top of that, that there are really no limits to what you can do in terms of data manipulation and translation. Personally I find it to be a great tool if you are looking for Interoperability software.
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SolarWinds
Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
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Pros
InterSystems
  • Connecting with mutliple vendor platforms and systems allowing us to consume and provide data as needed.
  • Allowed us to implement our own RESTful api engine to server data to our internal applications.
  • Setting up their recommendations for high availability allow us to perform server maintenance with minimal down time to our users.
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SolarWinds
  • The single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
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Cons
InterSystems
  • Enhanced documentation, more comprehensive and user-friendly documentation, including detailed tutorials and examples
  • Improving compatibility and integrations with others programming languages
  • Introducing tools and techniques to optimize the performance of ObjectScript applications, such as profiling tools, performance monitoring utilities, and code optimization guidelines
  • A better compatibility with Python libraries
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SolarWinds
  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
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Likelihood to Renew
InterSystems
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
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Usability
InterSystems
The interface is very intuitive, the documentation is very good so it is not complicated to operate.
The security is complex, but you can create a special role to access and the user ONLY can operate with the part that it allows.
Also, you can examine the data very quick with the SQL Browser integrated.
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SolarWinds
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
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Support Rating
InterSystems
The InterSystems WRC has always been helpful and responsive. The folks I have spoken with are always understanding of our needs and questions and regardless of if the question is simple or complex we are always met with the same professionalism and helpfulness every time. I have no hesitations contacting InterSystems for help!
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SolarWinds
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
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Implementation Rating
InterSystems
Will done based on a proper planning, so this will makes execution more easier and better.
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SolarWinds
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
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Alternatives Considered
InterSystems
We are using InterSystems IRIS [especially] for database operations as the query performance is really good for [a large] amount of customer data. You can easily integrate for any application like web, desktop, and many more. It also provides BI functionality which is also very easy to implement using InterSystems IRIS[.]
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SolarWinds
ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
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Return on Investment
InterSystems
  • Very Fast and scalable software to deal with big data flow, safe and robust.
  • The studio IDE is quite old fashion and lacks a few facilities
  • amazing for complex data consumption, its milyi-model capability wich allows multiple different models for a single set of codes.
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SolarWinds
  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds Task Factory Screenshots

Screenshot of Salesforce.com SourceScreenshot of Dimension Merge SCD TransformScreenshot of Upsert DestinationScreenshot of REST Source