18 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100
65 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SolarWinds Task Factory ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Data Source Connection, Data Transformations, Data Governance

Data Source Connection

8.1

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

81%
9.0

SolarWinds Task Factory

90%
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server ranks higher in 1/2 features

Connect to traditional data sources

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
40 Ratings

Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Transformations

6.4

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

64%
8.9

SolarWinds Task Factory

89%
SolarWinds Task Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

Simple transformations

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

Complex transformations

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
35 Ratings

Data Modeling

6.6

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

66%

SolarWinds Task Factory

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server ranks higher in 6/6 features

Data model creation

5.1
51%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Metadata management

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Business rules and workflow

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Testing and debugging

6.3
63%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

feature 1

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Governance

7.5

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

75%
9.4

SolarWinds Task Factory

94%
SolarWinds Task Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

Integration with data quality tools

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Integration with MDM tools

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • SolarWinds Task Factory is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.1

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

71%
3 Ratings
8.7

SolarWinds Task Factory

87%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

90%
1 Rating
8.2

SolarWinds Task Factory

82%
3 Ratings

Usability

6.0

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

60%
2 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Task Factory

91%
1 Rating

Performance

9.0

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

90%
2 Ratings

SolarWinds Task Factory

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.2

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

72%
5 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Task Factory

91%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Task Factory

82%
2 Ratings

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

Since I started working with this great tool all data analysis programs have been running effectively. Implementation of projects and tasks have been effective and reliable. Data collected from each department gives us working plan on better management of various programs. The Dimension Merge SCD Transform helps us to load large volumes of data within a short period of time.
Nancy Petrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 single most beneficial component to Task Factory is the Upsert component. If you're familiar with writing MERGE statements in T-SQL, you'll appreciate the Upsert component. Drag the component into your Data Flow and a few clicks later you have a MERGE without the code complexities.
  • Where some native SSIS components leave you wanting more, Task Factory extends on many of these components as well as support for data sources not native to SSIS components.
  • The number of extra components that come in the Task Factory tool kit will expand your tool belt to do just about anything you need or want to accomplish in SSIS.
Frank Coulter | 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

  • It was built by Pragmatic Works who sold it to SentryOne and now Solar Winds, concerned about future support. SolarWinds is discontinuing support for related products such as BiXpress.
  • Had issues with connecting to certain versions of SQL Server - would fail when deploying one package - had to deploy the entire solutions.
  • Occasional random failures observed with the Filter tranform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server

General

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

Starting Price

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

Starting Price

$0 per server

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

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 6.0
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 2 answers
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 7.2
Based on 5 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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