SSIS

SSIS

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SQL Server Integration Services

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Worth of money

10 out of 10
June 23, 2022
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Popular Features

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  • Simple transformations (57)
    8.8
    88%
  • Connect to traditional data sources (57)
    8.7
    87%
  • Complex transformations (56)
    7.8
    78%
  • Testing and debugging (52)
    6.9
    69%

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What is SSIS?

Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.

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Features Scorecard

Data Source Connection

7.6
76%

Data Transformations

8.3
83%

Data Modeling

7.8
78%

Data Governance

7.4
74%

Product Details

What is SSIS?

Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a data integration solution.

Reviewers rate Simple transformations highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of SSIS are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Alex Bransky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • SSIS is good for small, simple data syncs.
  • SSIS is good for moving data quickly into SQL Server (good batch performance).
  • Very hard to diff for code review when changes are made.
  • Very buggy IDE (freezes in Visual Studio, doesn't always show what's in the underlying XML properly)
  • Lacking lots of features or more modern tools, like ability to monitor for changes to the source schema and apply them to the target.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Offers real-time, message-based capabilities
  • Tight integration with SQL Server and visual studio
  • Ease and speed of implementation
  • Standardized data integration
  • Sometimes create issues in non-windows environments.
  • SSIS lacks support for alternative data integration styles.
  • Problematic integration with other products.
Abhinav Choudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Data Migration
  • Flexibility to choose columns and rows
  • Add a Pivot to our data
  • Fuzzy Logic sometimes doesn't work properly, It can be improved.
  • The column extraction can be more flexible in terms of data types
  • The UI sometime hangs if data is huge or processing is too large.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easily connect with a wide variety of sources.
  • Provide control and flow to job execution order.
  • Able to extend functionality through scripting tasks.
  • Not flexible when source/target tables and file formats change.
  • Inflexible with regards to varying data types when Excel spreadsheets are used as a source or columns are added (as per previous item).
  • Occasional issues around mixed development and production x86/x64 run times can be frustrating.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Connect to various sources
  • Basic transformations are included
  • Connect to various destinations
  • We still need plugins to connect to SFTP and other sources. Many vendors in the market give this by default
  • It's an ETL tool and the ability to do ELT or ETLTL means spinning up more pipelines and packages
  • It still has compatibility issues in Visual Studio 2017
Robbie Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • I am able to use the GIS tools to easily generate solutions without coding.
  • Built in tasks that speed up web developing.
  • SSIS enables automated data preparations.
  • Amazing integration with Microsoft tools.
  • Creation of ETL mapping.
  • It depends so much on the Microsoft environment and has integration issues with other formats like JSON and Excel.
  • Error messages are unclear, this makes us spend a lot of time figuring out what has gone wrong making the debugging process hectic.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Server Integration Services for SQL Server With the right planning of dataflows, we may aggregate information from many different sources.
  • The solution's package structure allows us to isolate individual functions while reusing the same set of settings everywhere else.
  • The capacity to test solutions in a variety of settings with varying inputs is a potent resource that facilitates the development of solutions that can be reused.
  • Parameter distribution into a user-selected environment has the potential to greatly enhance the current deployment procedure. It's inefficient and easy to make mistakes when you have to do everything by hand.
  • This is useful when a larger package is being used as a container for a set of dependent packages, and the larger package is being used to run and report on the smaller packages.
  • Data transformation is laborious when dealing with flat files.
Vishal Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
  • API connections are not a native functionality. We use Zappysys extensions but they work only in certain cases.
  • Dependency executions - no simple way to create a hierarchy/chain of executions. Ex: Define if the execution of the child process should be stopped if a parent fails or a certain condition is triggered in the parent process and then redirect to a different part of the chain (think like a flowchart for executions).
Shubham Rawat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Assists in connecting to several data sources and loading the resulting data.
  • Less expensive than other ETL tools of same stature.
  • Does away with the requirement for coding scripts.
  • There isn't a lot of room for building user-required automation.
  • Some activities need manual labour, such as exporting multiple tables in CSV format one at a time.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Data Mapping & Integration
  • Maintaining data sources as per needs
  • Keeping track of all activities pertaining to data sources
  • Speed at which data is retrieved from the data sources
  • Ease of connecting to various data sources
  • Integration with other cloud services
Rao Tahir | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Encrypt files with SSIS and send them to various network locations this way we solve complex business problems.
  • We can migrate DTS packages to SSIS while choosing to run DTS packages using DTS runtime or incorporate DTS packages into SSIS this way we migrate DTS packages to SQL Server Integration Services.
  • We can transform data to make sure it complies with the rules of the database they are migrating to other servers with Integrations Services.
  • User-required automation needs much more scope.
  • Exporting numerous tables in CSV format has to be done one by one by manual.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Create Packages in SQL Server Data Tools
  • Reuse Control Flow across Packages by Using Control Flow Package Parts
  • Build Integration Services User Interface
  • We can improve Integration Services error messages, including a list of most Integration Services errors and their description.
  • Improvement to create custom event handlers for these events to extend package functionality.
  • Better support for tools and wizards helping with Legacy Package Deployment.
June 23, 2022

Worth of money

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Integration with multiple data sources
  • Creating Schemas
  • Data modeling
  • Data cleaning
  • Ease of use for initial get into application
  • Application Loading
Chris Guru | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It's user friendly and Microsoft provides good technical support as well.
  • Since its from Microsoft, The Integration of other Microsoft tools are quite easy.
  • Can get the data from any sources and dump/land anywhere you wish as you need.
  • The data source other than Microsoft-based applications could be improved to a better extent.
  • Sometimes we need other tools for Data conversions, which could be in-build or capabilities that needs an improvement.
  • The user interface can be better as sometime it lags with error.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Runs flawlessly after setup properly
  • Powerful, as mentioned
  • Free
  • Confusing operation, even with its gui
  • Requires special install and setup
  • Requires the Visual studio integration services install (separate interface from SSMS)
  • Could be more easily integrated into SSMS, but may also be used for other products that I'm not aware of
Vladimir Salnikov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Extraction and convert data from various sources
  • Pipelining in the data extraction process
  • Unions between different data sources akin one meta datasource
  • Some labels in Visual Studio snap-in for MS SQL Server are collapsed on non-English (German & Russian tested) locales.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • SQL Server Integration Services design of dataflows allow us collect and merge data from a large variety of sources.
  • The structure of packages in a solution allow us to separated distinct functions yet share a common collection of parameters to ensure consistency.
  • The availability of environments to provide differing parameters is also a powerful option to allow us to design reusable solutions.
  • The deployment process could use the improvement of deploying the Parameters into an environment of choice. Having to do this manually is time consuming and error prone.
  • Propagation of values from within a package to a parent package is lacking. This is helpful when using a parent package to execute and report on a collection of smaller related packages.
zahit bogus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Data migration is pretty fast.
  • SQL Server is highly compatible with the database.
  • We receive errors in moving JSON data to the database. It does not work efficiently in JSON-related data.
  • ODBC connections give a connection error after a certain period of time.
November 24, 2019

Our use of SSIS

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easy to manage projects and packages.
  • Ideal for repetitive tasks.
  • Can handle complex tasks consisting of multiple, diverse packages.
  • Include SSIS in the default installation of SQL.
  • The flexibility and different packages and options can make it confusing for first-time users.
  • Recommendations in the selections could make it easier to build a solution.