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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform

If you have a team of engineers or data scientists who do not like to code, KNIME can be a good platform to build quick and dirty pipelines. However if you are moving away from R&D to deployment, KNIME lacks the scalability compared to Python or R itself. When deploying, you can choose to output json or use their native front end from KNIME Server, but KNIME Server is not free.
Ivan Cui | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS is particularly well suited for jobs that need to be consistent, repeatable, and error managed.
  • Ongoing extract, transform, load [ETL] jobs that are scheduled or manual.
  • One-time ETL with complex datasets.
  • Migrations of large datasets.
SSIS is not well suited for small or simple datasets that can be copied or exported safely to flat files for import. It is possible to do this but would generally take longer to build in SSIS unless there was a good reason to .remove manual handling of the data in transport or the action needed to be testable/repeatable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.4
SSIS
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
8.5
SSIS
Extend Existing Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.2
SSIS
Automatic Data Format Detection
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
SSIS
MDM Integration
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.0
SSIS

Data Exploration

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.3
SSIS
Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.0
SSIS
Interactive Data Analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
SSIS

Data Preparation

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.1
SSIS
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS
Data Transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
SSIS
Data Encryption
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
SSIS
Built-in Processors
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
SSIS

Platform Data Modeling

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
SSIS
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.5
SSIS
Automated Machine Learning
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.5
SSIS
Single platform for multiple model development
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.7
SSIS
Self-Service Model Delivery
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
SSIS

Model Deployment

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.2
SSIS
Flexible Model Publishing Options
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
SSIS
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
SSIS

Data Source Connection

KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.8

Data Transformations

KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.1
Simple transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
9.9
Complex transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.4

Data Modeling

KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.3
Data model creation
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.4
Metadata management
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
6.8
Business rules and workflow
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.2
Collaboration
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
6.7
Testing and debugging
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.5
feature 1
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.0

Data Governance

KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.8
Integration with MDM tools
KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
7.7

Pros

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • KNIME works better than most tools for ETL functions.
  • Easy to track the different steps
  • Easy to isolate and fix specific workflow steps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS works very well pulling well-defined data into SQL Server from a wide variety of data sources.
  • It comes free with the SQL Server so it is hard not to consider using it providing you have a team who is trained and experienced using SSIS.
  • When SSIS doesn't have exactly what you need you can use C# or VBA to extend its functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Visualization can be improved further though it has been better with new versions, with a lot of scope available. However, connectivity to Tableau somehow overcomes this. Also, skilled resources are difficult to find for KNIME, due to other solutions having better penetration.
  • Knowledge of R/Python is required to fully use the statistical analysis (rather than just data mining). Also, memory usage is a problematic issue sometimes.
  • Not enough domain usage experience can be shared between KNIME users as well.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS memory usage can be quite high particularly when SSI and SQL server are on the same machine
  • SSIS is not available on any environment other than Microsoft Windows
  • SSIS does not function with any database engine back-end other than Microsoft SQL Server
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am happy with the product. It provides the required functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 9.9
Based on 3 answers
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
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It performs all the required functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 9.0
Based on 8 answers
If you use any of the Microsoft tools, it is easy to get using and understand since it uses Visual Studio and SSMS to work with. There are extensions you can get and some of those can be difficult to work with but usually they slide in nicely. The one thing to understand though is there is some installation and configuration on the SQL Server side that can take some time.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

KNIME Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.6
Based on 6 answers
You can, of course, accidentally make sloppy code or workflows but it’s not a tools issue if you run packages in an inefficient way. With a company of our size, we never had any performance issues but I can imagine for larger companies that this will have a greater focus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Since it is relatively new, there has not developed a vast previously asked/frequently asked questions library that comes up when you google an issue you come across with. This will happen only in time, and as the community grows. Because of the same reason, the community is not big. Consequently, it is possible not to receive good, fast responses to asked questions in community hubs and forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 8.5
Based on 7 answers
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.
Chris Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME is a lower price point and has strong cross platform capabilities. Other platforms are locked to a specific operating system and cost in some cases substantially more, making them less good choices for smaller businesses that still need basic data unification. The fact that KNIME is OS-independent is a big positive.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

Look for where you are going to load the data and from where are you extracting it. A lot of those who sell you the DB already have tools for ETL. I have heard good things at an enterprise level from great colleagues about Informatica, but honestly, I prefer SSIS.Although I did like TIBCO Jaspersoft and it can be mixed with TIBCO Spotfire for data analysis. If your ERP is SAP, then you must keep in mind using SAP BusinessObjects. As for free tools, and if you have a great and constant team of scripting (Perl, Python) engineers, then you can think about going open source.
Jose Pla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Lowest TCO compared to other tools
  • Accelerates analysis - the analysts can dedicate more time to analysis itself, not to data preparation
Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • I use SSIS to automate tasks that I'm repeatedly asked to do. "Hey, can you go into the system and close any open orders that we've fully filled?" Sure....then I schedule a package to do that for me every hour so I'm never asked again. It saves me time, which gives value to the company.
  • It removes the risk of human error. When people build files and send them, there's the risk that it doesn't happen the same way every time or gets forgotten. With SSIS, you spend some up front time building a process, but then you deploy it and forget it (unless it emails you that there was an error. You are putting error handling in your ETL, right?). Very repeatable and consistent business solution.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

KNIME Analytics Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SSIS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
SSIS
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
9.9

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
9.0

Performance

KNIME Analytics Platform
SSIS
8.6

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.7
SSIS
8.5

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SSIS
10.0

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