Progress DataDirect vs. SQL Server Integration Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Progress DataDirect
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Progress Software offers DataDirect, a data connectivity solution which helps enterprises integrate data across relational, big data and cloud databases.N/A
SSIS
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.N/A
Pricing
Progress DataDirectSQL Server Integration Services
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Progress DataDirectSSIS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Progress DataDirectSQL Server Integration Services
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Progress DataDirect
9.8
2 Ratings
16% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.5
55 Ratings
11% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.52 Ratings8.855 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL10.01 Ratings6.342 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Progress DataDirect
9.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
8.2
55 Ratings
2% below category average
Simple transformations9.52 Ratings8.755 Ratings
Complex transformations9.02 Ratings7.754 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Progress DataDirect
9.7
2 Ratings
18% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.5
53 Ratings
7% below category average
Data model creation9.52 Ratings8.729 Ratings
Metadata management9.52 Ratings7.435 Ratings
Business rules and workflow9.52 Ratings7.944 Ratings
Collaboration10.01 Ratings7.540 Ratings
Testing and debugging9.52 Ratings6.550 Ratings
feature 110.01 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Progress DataDirect
9.8
2 Ratings
18% above category average
SQL Server Integration Services
7.2
43 Ratings
12% below category average
Integration with data quality tools9.52 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools10.01 Ratings6.738 Ratings
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User Ratings
Progress DataDirectSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.1
(55 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Progress DataDirectSQL Server Integration Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Progress Software Corporation
Hybrid Data Pipeline lets users consume or share data in can timely and compliant manner regardless of the application they use or the location of the data. It has defined a stringent set of policies and practices around product development and distribution. Enables customers to consume their data in your application using their BI tool of choice.
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Microsoft
There are always alternative options available to meet the demand for integration. In my opinion, SQL Server Integration Services has a wide variety of capabilities that makes it a very versatile tool for developing dependable integration strategies. When determining which tools to utilize, vendor interfaces may play a significant role, and technologies like PowerShell have been used by colleagues to aid in this decision. For even more user-friendliness, our SSIS solution additionally makes use of a third-party plugin.
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Pros
Progress Software Corporation
  • Providing JDBC connectivity to CRM applications
  • Raw data integration
  • Customer support
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Microsoft
  • Standard ETL use cases for daily loads
  • Loading incoming data from Vendors which is placed on FTP and adding them to the SQL Warehouse
  • Creating outgoing data files and writing them to Vendor FTPs
  • Easy Active Directory integration for seamless connections to SQL Server
  • CI/CD by hosting the code on visualstudio.com
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Cons
Progress Software Corporation
  • Seamless data access for BI and Analytics.
  • Helps you comply with industry standards.
  • Cloud and On-premises Data Access with Hybrid Data Pipelines.
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Microsoft
  • Connection managers for online data sources can be tricky to configure.
  • Performance tuning is an art form and trialing different data flow task options can be cumbersome. SSIS can do a better job of providing performance data including historical for monitoring.
  • Mapping destination using OLE DB command is difficult as destination columns are unnamed.
  • Excel or flat file connections are limited by version and type.
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Likelihood to Renew
Progress Software Corporation
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Microsoft
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
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Usability
Progress Software Corporation
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Microsoft
SSIS is a great tool for most ETL needs. It has the 90% (or more) use cases covered and even in many of the use cases where it is not ideal SSIS can be extended via a .NET language to do the job well in a supportable way for almost any performance workload.
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Performance
Progress Software Corporation
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Microsoft
SQL Server Integration Services performance is dependent directly upon the resources provided to the system. In our environment, we allocated 6 nodes of 4 CPUs, 64GB each, running in parallel. Unfortunately, we had to ramp-up to such a robust environment to get the performance to where we needed it. Most of the reports are completed in a reasonable timeframe. However, in the case of slow running reports, it is often difficult if not impossible to cancel the report without killing the report instance or stopping the service.
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Support Rating
Progress Software Corporation
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Microsoft
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.
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Implementation Rating
Progress Software Corporation
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Microsoft
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
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Alternatives Considered
Progress Software Corporation
Easy to use with JDBC interface, detailed debug logs for troubleshooting, and easier audit with detailed log. Cost of ingestion is relatively cheaper
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Microsoft
I had nothing to do with the choice or install. I assume it was made because it's easy to integrate with our SQL Server environment and free. I'm not sure of any other enterprise level solution that would solve this problem, but I would likely have approached it with traditional scripting. Comparably free, but my own familiarity with trad scripts would be my final deciding factor. Perhaps with some further training on SSIS I would have a different answer.
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Return on Investment
Progress Software Corporation
  • Create custom data access and security policies at a user level.
  • Integrate HDP into your app seamlessly with management and administration API's.
  • Hybrid Data Pipeline service can be deployed on multiple modes behind a load balancer.
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Microsoft
  • Data integrity across various products allows unify certain processes inside the organization and save funds by reducing human labour factor.
  • Automated data unification allows us plan our inputs better and reduce over-warehousing by overbuying
  • The employee number, responsible for data management was reduced from 4 to 1 person
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