Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) vs. SAS Data Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Data Integrator is an ELT data integrator designed with interoperability other Oracle programs. The program focuses on a high-performance capacity to support Big Data use within Oracle.N/A
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
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Editions & Modules
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Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Top Pros
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Features
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.6
11 Ratings
15% above category average
SAS Data Management
8.3
10 Ratings
1% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.911 Ratings8.610 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.39 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.9
11 Ratings
16% above category average
SAS Data Management
6.7
8 Ratings
22% below category average
Simple transformations9.911 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Complex transformations9.911 Ratings7.48 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.2
11 Ratings
12% above category average
SAS Data Management
6.7
8 Ratings
20% below category average
Data model creation9.310 Ratings5.56 Ratings
Metadata management9.510 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.111 Ratings6.67 Ratings
Collaboration8.510 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Testing and debugging9.311 Ratings6.17 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)
9.1
9 Ratings
10% above category average
SAS Data Management
7.9
9 Ratings
4% below category average
Integration with data quality tools9.59 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.77 Ratings8.27 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(29 ratings)
7.6
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)SAS Data Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Oracle Data Integrator is well suited in all the situations where you need to integrate data from and to different systems/technologies/environments or to schedule some tasks. I've used it on Oracle Database (Data Warehouses or Data Marts), with great loading and transforming performances to accomplish any kind of relational task. This is true for all Oracle applications (like Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, and so on). I've also used it to manage files on different operating systems, to execute procedures in various languages and to read and write data from and to non-Oracle technologies, and I can confirm that its performances have always been very good. It can become less appropriate depending on the expenses that can be afforded by the customer since its license costs are quite 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
Oracle
  • Oracle Data Integrator nearly addresses every data issue that one can expect. Oracle Data Integrator is tightly integrated to the Oracle Suite of products. This is one of the major strengths of Oracle Data Integrator. Oracle Data Integrator is part of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite - which is highly used by various industries. This tool replaced Informatica ETL in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Suite.
  • Oracle Data Integrator comes with many pre-written data packages. If one has to load data from Excel to Oracle Database, there is a package that is ready available for them - cutting down lot of effort on writing the code. Similarly, there are packages for Oracle to SQL, SQL to Oracle and all other possible combinations. Developers love this feature.
  • Oracle Data Integrator relies highly on the database for processing. This is actually an ELT tool rather than an ETL tool. It first loads all the data into target instance and then transforms it at the expense of database resources. This light footprint makes this tool very special.
  • The other major advantage of Oracle Data Integrator, like any other Oracle products, is a readily available developer pool. As all Oracle products are free to download for demo environments, many organizations prefer to play around with a product before purchasing it. Also, Oracle support and community is a big advantage compared to other vendors.
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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
Oracle
  • ODI does not have an intuitive user interface. It is powerful, but difficult to figure out at first. There is a significant learning curve between usability, proficiency, and mastery of the tool.
  • ODI contains some frustrating bugs. It is Java based and has some caching issues, often requiring you to restart the program before you see your code changes stick.
  • ODI does not have a strong versioning process. It is not intuitive to keep an up to date repository of versioned code packages. This can create versioning issues between environments if you do not have a strong external code versioning process.
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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
Oracle
It is maturing and over time will have a good pool of resources. Each new version has addressed the issues of the previous ones. Its getting better and bigger.
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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
Oracle
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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
Oracle
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SAS
It worked as expected.
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Support Rating
Oracle
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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
Oracle
I have used Trifacta Google Data Prep quite a bit. We use Google Cloud Platform across our organization. The tools are very comparable in what they offer. I would say Data Prep has a slight edge in usability and a cleaner UI, but both of the tools have comparable toolsets.
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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
Oracle
  • From a business intelligence perspective, it allows us to provide users with the necessary data and information to make informed decisions.
  • Compared with other Oracle products and licensing, I do not think the pricing was unreasonable.
  • It is part of a larger install, so for ease of use, we purchased it with other Oracle products.
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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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