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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

It is suited for taking data from multiple sources simultaneously like for example the streaming data of transactions in retail stores. It processes the data at a pretty high pace and gives high results every time.It is less appropriate sometimes because it hangs sometimes and does not have a large user community available over the internet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

The single most used component in our Task Factory toolbelt is the Upsert component. The time this component has saved our developers alone paid for the product in the first few months. If you've ever attempted to use the native SSIS components to do upserts, or gone the route of writing your own upsert/merge statements, you'll appreciate this component. Another component that helps in the debugging stage is the Terminator Destination component. This component allows you to test your source inside a Data Flow without the need to having a destination.We have had our challenges with the Salesforce connection. It does not seem to process as efficiently as we'd like.
Frank Coulter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
8.3
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.2
Connect to traditional data sources
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
8.4
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.2
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
8.1
SolarWinds Task Factory

Data Transformations

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.3
SolarWinds Task Factory
7.8
Simple transformations
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
7.9
Complex transformations
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
7.7

Data Modeling

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
Data model creation
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
5.6
SolarWinds Task Factory
Metadata management
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
Business rules and workflow
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
6.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
Collaboration
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.1
SolarWinds Task Factory
Testing and debugging
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.2
SolarWinds Task Factory
feature 1
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
8.1
SolarWinds Task Factory

Data Governance

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
Integration with data quality tools
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
Integration with MDM tools
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.6
SolarWinds Task Factory

Pros

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

  • Integrability with different data sources. The provision of native connectors is complete and there is the possibility of implementing new ones.
  • Flexibility in power sources, thanks to the connectors with the main DB and the integration of all types of formats (XML, CSV, JSON, etc.)
  • End-to-end process with the SAS suite. Products such as SAS Visual Analytics allows the visualization of the data produced, or Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning which allows you to perform advanced analysis.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • The Slowly Changing Dimension Component saves us a huge amount if time compared to the native SSIS component.
  • JSON Transform is really useful to convert record and send it to rest API.
  • The advanced derived columns allow us to use really cool functions that are not available in the regular transforms.
Karl Blacquière | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

  • Licenses are very costly
  • Its not easy to move SAS users to other open source products because of the easy programming in SAS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • When Microsoft upgraded our Dynamics 365 install from version 8 to 9, we delayed the upgrade for several months. Once we moved our dev platform to version 9, Task Factory stopped working. After we pushed every delay we reasonably could in prod, Task Factory had still not been updated to work with version 9 of Dynamics 365. In the interim we tried another product that had already been updated in lockstep with Microsoft. The Task Factory folks seemed to indicate that they knew about the problems when we called, and sent us a hotfix eventually after two or three months. However, the delay convinced us to go to another product.
  • Weird or incorrect metadata in Dynamics 365 caused problems with the SSIS job whenever field changes were made in Dynamics 365. While this might not be the fault of Task Factory per se, our replacement product doesn't have this issue.
Karl Wiggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its overall support, product and cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Task Factory has become a key product for our use of doing ETL work in SSIS. Their custom SSIS components allow us to work simply on the data engineering side of things. We can ignore the lower level work needed to connect to disparate data sources. This allows us to work faster and provide more value to the business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server 6.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Compared to some of the other transformations I have worked with, it really is pretty simple for the type of functionality you get
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It worked as expected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server 7.6
Based on 4 answers
Overall I am satisfied with this product as it meets my all requirements and made my life easy for analyzing the data and especially the streaming data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Overall, the best vendor we currently have on the data side of the house. No issues, issues are resolved very quickly and upgrades go without any issues.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Task Factory

SolarWinds Task Factory 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Overall it went smoothly. Had a couple of gotchas with licensing and upgrading but nothing that really stopped us.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

ZappySys is an alternative provider that we tested. However, we found the ease of use, set up and installation to be much simplier and quicker using Task Factory. ZappySys has a number of the same connectors but are more difficult to setup and the GUI is not as intuitive and simple to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

  • Implementation time to be expected due to the expertise on SAS tools and its language.
  • Complete and very powerful tool, especially combined with other SAS products.
  • Modern product always in step with the times and needs, certainly not cheap.
Filippo Orlando | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Task Factory

  • We were able to support our developers with Task Factory features and reduce the development time by 40%.
  • Recently Task Factory has changed their pricing module and it seems to be pretty costly for our process. Our business team has started to evaluate whether this is worth it going forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

Pricing Details

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Task Factory

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Task Factory Editions & Modules

Edition
Task Factory1,245 (annual subscription license)1
Task Factory Azure Data Factory1,495 (annual subscription license)2
  1. per server
  2. per ADF node
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.5
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
9.0
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.2

Usability

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
6.2
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1

Performance

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
9.0
SolarWinds Task Factory

Support Rating

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
7.6
SolarWinds Task Factory
9.1

Implementation Rating

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server
SolarWinds Task Factory
8.2

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