SAP Data Services review
October 12, 2018

SAP Data Services review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Data Services

SAP Data Services is used as an integration tool within the group BI solution. It is mainly used to load sources that do not support realtime replication.
  • Loading files from landing area into the database.
  • Integrating various sources with SAP HANA.
  • Multi-developer environments.
  • Loading of XML sources.
  • Type two dimensions could be handled more elegantly.
  • Importing HANA calcultation views into the datastore is not intuitive.
  • Scheduler is very basic.
  • Enables rapid prototyping and discovery of new source data sets.
  • Reusable dataflows enable collaborative development.
  • Integrates well with most external scheduling tools.
Sap data services has been the easiest tool to pick up and use productively. The built in repository works very well.
Data services is quite easy to learn for someone with previous ETL tool experience. You are able to publish web service jobs in data services which work quite well, however note that this consumes a large amount of memory. Template tables are a very nice feature which automatically creates target tables based on the input data. This makes rapid development of new source loads very efficient.

SAP Data Services Feature Ratings

Data source connectivity
Data profiling
Data element standardization
Match and merge
Address verification