Layer2 Cloud Connector vs. SAS Data Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
SAS Data Management
Score 7.5 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
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Editions & Modules
Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$185 Setup SupportNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
32% below category average
SAS Data Management
8.1
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources6.01 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
SAS Data Management
6.3
3 Ratings
29% below category average
Simple transformations4.01 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Complex transformations7.01 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
24% below category average
SAS Data Management
7.5
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Integration with data quality tools6.01 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
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Ratings
SAS Data Management
6.6
3 Ratings
21% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings5.13 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorSAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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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
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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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
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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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
Layer 2 GmbH
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
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
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
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
SAS
It worked as expected.
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Support Rating
Layer 2 GmbH
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
Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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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
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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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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