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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform is very well suited if you have common data sources like Oracle, SAP, MS SQL, etc.. Still, if there are a bit more obscure, then you need to purchase additional connectors to connect to those data sources. It is well suited when you don't have a business team with strong technical/coding background as the drag and drop interface makes creating jobs and scheduling them quite easy.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

Well suited: all data extraction from file (spreadsheet-like) and RDBMS data sources, mix up them into one integrated meta-data source for future processing.Less appropriate: big key-value data storages processed slowly, and hard to make data mining through uniting non-RDBMS and RDBMS data sources naive way. The data from non-SQL databases should be prepared accordingly to be represented in a table-like way if possible.
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
SSIS
7.5
Connect to traditional data sources
SAS Data Management Platform
10.0
SSIS
8.7
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAS Data Management Platform
6.0
SSIS
6.3

Data Transformations

SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
8.9
Simple transformations
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
9.4
Complex transformations
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
8.4

Data Modeling

SAS Data Management Platform
6.4
SSIS
7.7
Metadata management
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
8.1
Business rules and workflow
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
7.5
Collaboration
SAS Data Management Platform
5.0
SSIS
7.3
Testing and debugging
SAS Data Management Platform
2.0
SSIS
8.1
feature 1
SAS Data Management Platform
7.0
SSIS
7.0
Data model creation
SAS Data Management Platform
SSIS
8.1

Data Governance

SAS Data Management Platform
8.5
SSIS
7.5
Integration with data quality tools
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
8.7
Integration with MDM tools
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
SSIS
6.4

Pros

SAS Data Management Platform

  • Easy to use even for non-technical people
  • Connects to a variety of data sources
  • Statistical transformations available as part of the module
  • Graphical drag & drop interface
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • Ease of use - can be used with no prior experience in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Flexibility - provides multiple means of accomplishing tasks to be able to support virtually any scenario.
  • Performance - performs well with default configurations but allows the user to choose a multitude of options that can enhance performance.
  • Resilient - supports the configuration of error handling to prevent and identify breakages.
  • Complete suite of configurable tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS Data Management Platform

  • 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.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

  • SSIS has been a bit neglected by Microsoft and new features are slow in coming.
  • When importing data from flat files and Excel workbooks, changes in the data structure will cause the extracts to fail. Workarounds do exist but are not easily implemented. If your source data structure does not change or rarely changes, this negative is relatively insignificant.
  • While add-on third-party SSIS tools exist, there are only a small number of vendors actively supporting SSIS and license fees for production server use can be significant especially in highly-scaled environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Data Management Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
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

SAS Data Management Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 9.3
Based on 8 answers
SQL Server Integration Services is a relatively nice tool but is simply not the ETL for a global, large-scale organization. With developing requirements such as NoSQL data, cloud-based tools, and extraordinarily large databases, SSIS is no longer our tool of choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS Data Management Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 8.8
Based on 12 answers
Raw performance is great. At times, depending on the machine you are using for development, the IDE can have issues. Deploying projects is very easy and the tool set they give you to monitor jobs out of the box is decent. If you do very much with it you will have to write into your projects performance tracking though.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAS Tech Support is one of the best tech supports available. Not only do they respond faster, but they also have a global 24x7 support team that helps in case of production server issues. The staff is quite knowledgable and accommodating. They help you via e-mail, phone, or even WebEx if the issue demands. The solutions they provide are quite detailed and easy to implement even for someone who hasn't worked on SAS.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SSIS

SSIS 8.3
Based on 14 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

SAS Data Management Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SSIS

SSIS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres. Has almost all features present as compared to the alternatives we evaluated. On top of it, SAS offered statistical transformations and strong metadata management. SAS Data Management Platform was also the most cost-effective solution despite having to purchase a couple of connectors for SAP and Salesforce. The easy of applying security templates was also a feature that can be easily used as compared to others mentioned.
Ravi Lagu | 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

SAS Data Management Platform

  • The platform enabled us to have a single repository of customers to run campaigns on.
  • Feedback from various campaigns is stored in a single database, which makes running A/B analysis easier.
  • Helped improve data quality due to SAS Dataflux being a part of the SAS Data Management Platform.
Ravi Lagu | 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

SAS Data Management 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

SAS Data Management Platform
7.0
SSIS
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Data Management Platform
SSIS
10.0

Usability

SAS Data Management Platform
SSIS
9.3

Performance

SAS Data Management Platform
SSIS
8.8

Support Rating

SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
SSIS
8.3

Implementation Rating

SAS Data Management Platform
SSIS
10.0

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