SAP Data Services Review

Enables ability to change the source and target from Oracle to SQL without changing your code


What is our primary use case?

  • Data warehousing project (with CDC or comparison table to update our histories).
  • Four sources: SQL Server, Oracle, SAP ECC, Excel file.
  • One target: Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
  • Complex transformation to load the Data Warehouse (good and simple optimization).

How has it helped my organization?

  • It's very simple to build a data flow.
  • The development is faster than SSIS or Talend.
  • Impact analysis is very useful to know who used this KPI (the report on the user that had access to this report).
  • Profiling data is very useful to know the interesting fields.

What is most valuable?

  • Portability of development (you can change your source/target from Oracle to SQL without changing your code).
  • Web console monitoring.
  • Auto-documentation.
  • Simple toolbox with all you need.

What needs improvement?

  • Development with web tool (today is with client tool).
  • Connection to Active Directory to extract user and group.
  • A PaaS cloud service (today is on-premise).
  • Better connection to SAP BW.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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