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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GoldenGate

It is particularly useful in situations where ACTIVE DATA GUARD cannot handle the desired outcome. It can be used to support cross-platform migrations not supported by Active Data Guard which is a far cheaper solution to DR. It is suited for migrations that require zero downtime as there is bi-directional capability built into the product. It is also useful when the source and target are of different databases such as Oracle to SQL Server as the target. It is overkill if all you require is a physical standby that is open read-only.
Anonymous | 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

Data Source Connection

Oracle GoldenGate
8.7
SSIS
8.6
Connect to traditional data sources
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
SSIS
9.5
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Oracle GoldenGate
8.2
SSIS
7.8

Data Transformations

Oracle GoldenGate
8.4
SSIS
9.1
Simple transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
SSIS
9.9
Complex transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1
SSIS
8.3

Data Modeling

Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
SSIS
7.2
Data model creation
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
SSIS
7.4
Metadata management
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
SSIS
6.8
Business rules and workflow
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
SSIS
8.1
Collaboration
Oracle GoldenGate
7.4
SSIS
6.5
Testing and debugging
Oracle GoldenGate
5.7
SSIS
7.4
feature 1
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
SSIS
7.0

Data Governance

Oracle GoldenGate
7.8
SSIS
8.2
Integration with data quality tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
SSIS
8.8
Integration with MDM tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.8
SSIS
7.6

Pros

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Powerful output with sub-second speed
  • Supporting Big Data and Cloud environment
  • Capturing source data based on transnational log, no cost on source CPU
  • Handle the distribution and the delivery of committed data in real-time
  • Supports heterogeneous systems regarding target or source database
  • Can be implemented uni-directional, bi-directional or peer-to-peer mode
  • Zero downtime migration
  • Supports data distribution
  • Can be used for disaster recovery or data protection
Gurcan Orhan | 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

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Setting Up Oracle GoldenGate as HA in an Oracle RAC environment. While this is possible to do and there is documentation out there, I've found that specific Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle RAC experience is needed in order to make this happen. That level of experience does not exist everywhere.
  • Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate. Currently there are two main options for monitoring Oracle GoldenGate, the first, GoldenGate Monitor, does not scale well as it becomes very non-performant when you have more than 10-15 GoldenGate Managers reporting to it, the second, Oracle Enterprise Manager, while getting better still requires a lot of manual configuration to have Oracle GoldenGate talk to the OEM agent. While this has got a lot better with 12c GoldenGate, I still feel that there is room to improve here.
  • Unable to replicate certain Data Types. Again, less of an issue in 12c Oracle GoldenGate, but there are still some Data Types that Oracle GoldenGate is unable to replicate.
Michael Grayson | 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

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.2
Based on 3 answers
We are very Happy with the product and the support and it helps us achive our 99999 SLA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 9.8
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

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Once set up, it's very easy to use and keep running, it's getting to that point that can make it cumbersome to some. Also, depending on the data that you want to replicate, the configuration files can become quite cumbersome to maintain. Learning curve can be high for some who are not as experienced with databases and transactions.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 8.9
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

Reliability and Availability

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Oracle Support for Oracle GoldenGate has been quite responsive and quite helpful in the few situations where we've needed it. Furthermore, the documentation on Oracle GoldenGate is so good that we often do not need to contact support with issues as the fix is already documented and able to be run by us without needing to open a ticket.
Michael Grayson | 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

In-Person Training

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've had Oracle consultants come as well for training days to talk about new features, parts of Oracle GoldenGate we may not be using and things of that nature. The consultants they send are great as they're very knowledgeable about all things Oracle GoldenGate and great resources for any questions or concerns you may have with the product.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We used Oracle University for our Oracle Golden Gate Training and it was top notch. We were able to turn our whole DBA team to Oracle GoldenGate newbies to Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting experts in a matter of a few days, while this obviously did not come cheap, the company felt that it was worth the investment.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
If Oracle GoldenGate is new to your organization, expose as many DBAs as possible to it. Having your whole team fluent in it will overcome early operational hurdles and allow it to more quickly become an accepted and supported part of your supported platform for your team that will enable the business to use it to its fullest.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Oracle GoldenGate

It wasn't easy to set up replication to a message queue using SharePlex. We had challenges using the product when the application was doing a lot of "rollbacks to savepoint". SharePlex always showed a lag.When I was testing SharePlex, there was no way to offload the workload from the DB server while using it.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have never had any issues with scaling Oracle GoldenGate itself, however Oracle GoldenGate Monitor does have scaling issues, but with Oracle GoldenGate now able to be monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, this is no longer an issue, in my opinion.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Oracle GoldenGate

  • As Oracle GoldenGate integrated well with the Oracle products we were already using, we didn't need to spend additional time and money to purchase or develop an integration solution.
  • XStream and Active Data Guard licenses come free with Oracle GoldenGate, reducing overhead costs.
  • Eliminated the need to scale our workstations up in terms of hardware resources. Creating read-replicas to offload read requests gave more opportunities to scale horizontally.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle GoldenGate

General

Free Trial
Yes
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

Oracle GoldenGate
8.7
SSIS
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
SSIS
9.8

Usability

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
SSIS
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
SSIS

Performance

Oracle GoldenGate
9.0
SSIS
8.6

Support Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
SSIS
8.5

In-Person Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
SSIS

Online Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
SSIS

Implementation Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
SSIS
10.0

Scalability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
SSIS

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