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Snaplogic is unique from other IPASS tools if you're very sensitive about data security as they have an on-premise option where your data never needs to leave your data center. And data pipelines can be quickly created if Snaplogic has the requisite connector to your data sources. On the downside, if you're transforming a large amount of data for example in training machine learning models, a tool with elastic compute capability is more appropriate.
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Toad Data Point is the clear tool of choice if the end-user is interested in reports that are relatively simple to build using SQL code and export to Excel. It is less useful if the analyst also needs to run statistical models on the data and visualize the data for those functions I usually use
or Jupyter Notebook which incorporates those features much more seamlessly.
Read full review Pros Easy access to any type of source system. Data could be in any format. Very beautiful visual representation of transforms that makes it super easy to use it by any non developer. It can be run in cloud or on-premise. helping you choose your comfort of security. Has pretty good customer support and have recently started their community forum as well. Read full review Ease of building SQL/accessing data, using the Query Builder. The new workflow feature mimics products like Hyperion and is centered on how business analysts are used to working with their data. The dimensional views are definitely a hidden gem. This feature allows you to display similar data in multiple windows, then filter on specifics. ALL windows will then reflect the same data. An example here would be salaries organized by dept then salaries organized by job type. As you filter, both analyses will reflect the filtered data. You can easily create spreadsheets and pivot table spreadsheets. You can email the results to the team/you can save the results in the intelligence central repository so others can access it. You can automate all of these things. Read full review Cons They need to have a way to connect to GitHub to allow the users to maintain their version control in GitHub. This is a missing functionality. As pipelines become complex, it's difficult to have all the snaps stitched together - just like to see it done differently. They do not have a way to start/stop a preview. This is hard to use, especially if you have to stop an accidental preview invocation. Read full review The program can error out when reconnecting to a database from a timeout but that is easily fixed by restarting the program. If you aren't familiar with database tools the UI can be overwhelming to some. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
This has been hands down the BEST software company I have ever used and dealt with. I am a 25 year IT veteran at this college. They go above and beyond in soliciting our feedback/input and proactively follow up about bugs, issues, etc. I have given multiple potential clients my thoughts and after seeing the SL demo they all sign up. I appreciate their support model, it's REFRESHING!
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It is very powerful but has a steep learning curve
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I find Toad Data Point easy to use for both the novice and the experienced business analyst. If all you desire is to access data and create spreadsheets...this is a snap. Toad Data Point actually has cool data analysis features built into it. The newer workflow interface makes automating steps a snap
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They can be prompt but they have not been as useful as I've wanted. We had a bug that affected many of our customers through an API connection between SnapLogic and our platform. Eventually they were able to figure it out, but it took a long time of negotiating between our engineering team and theirs. Additionally, we installed the SnapLogic groundplex for our customers and we've run into a bunch of problems of connectivity. If SnapLogic offered to be on those calls with our clients to troubleshoot how to fix these problems, I would give them a better grade here.
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The groundplex in our VPC is very nice for security reasons and the SnapLogic team was extremely helpful during our implementation
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We opted for SnapLogic due its ease of use and the flexibility it offers, it was the platform that was strongest in both application integration and data integration and both were use cases we wanted to be able to cover.
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Toad give me more flexibility. Being able to utilize FTP to send data and receive files from external systems is wonderful. Using the automation tool to run different database, file, and system activities has made my day-to-day functions easy. Being able to schedule tasks right from the software has also made thing easy.
Read full review Return on Investment We have cut development time down by at least 70% The software was more on the expensive side at renewal which required some further approvals to be sought for the spend More developers are able to build and use Snaplogic pipelines in their projects Read full review ScreenShots