How has it helped my organization?
This product is always used in projects because I'm in a company that develops software for other companies and we accept this type of work like programming and developing data models and writing the script for organizations to transfer their data between databases. We usually use these tools, and it's a cheap tool for us.
What is most valuable?
Usually, when I want to import data from other databases I use this solution. It's been about fifteen years that I've worked with an SQL server, and I'm a software developer. I've had many companies with different databases, and it's ranged from FoxPro, EDX and Oracle, and some other databases. When I want to import data I usually use this tool for importing data from the other databases to the server. It is really good, and it's solved many problems for me because I can choose the source table, destination table, source field, and destination field. I can match these things, I can write some queries to do this and because of that, I use this tool.
What needs improvement?
Sometimes when we want to publish to other types of databases it's not easy to publish to those databases. For example, the Jet Database Engine. Before the SSIS supported Jet Database Engine but nowadays it doesn't support the Jet Database Engine. We connect to many databases such as Access database, SparkPros databases and the other types of databases using Jet Database Engines and SSIS now doesn't seem to support it in our databases.
In future releases, it would be helpful to support new SQL databases. It would also be helpful if there was a way to use SQL with other languages like Python or ASP.NET.
For how long have I used the solution?
I've been using the solution for 15 years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
The stability is very good and I recommend it to my friends, my coworkers, and the other companies.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
The solution is scalable.
How was the initial setup?
The initial setup was very easy for us and very good.
What about the implementation team?
I installed the solution by myself.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
The price is important to us. We are based in Iran, and we look for products with a good price because of the sanctions. Some other products such as Oracle are expensive here and we do not recommend these products to our customers. They are expensive and they are very difficult to work with them. They are very difficult and very complicated but Microsoft products are not like that.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
I used this product when I was a student so I chose this technology because I understood it best.
What other advice do I have?
We chose the solution because we have some data in Oracle and we wanted to extract it and load the data into SQL Server.
The type of port, like SSIS, I always recommend other companies to use it and other Microsoft products because they are very easy to use. There are very handy tools. It's very user-friendly and has a good dashboard.
I would rate the solution nine out of ten.