StreamSets Review

Easy to set up and use, and the functionality for transforming data is good

What is our primary use case?

We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.

What is most valuable?

It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.

We found it pretty easy to transform data.

The online documentation is pretty good.

What needs improvement?

We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem. It grows for a bit and then we'd have to restart the container, maybe once a month when it gets high.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using StreamSets for about one year. We may have been experimenting with it slightly before that time.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Other than the memory issue that we occasionally see, the stability has been really good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't seen a problem with scaling it.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't had to deal with technical support. We would first check the online documentation or web documentation, and usually found what we needed. We haven't had to call them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using StreamSets, we were using Microsoft CDC (Change Data Capture). It was a fairly old product and there were lots of workaround and lots of issues that we had with it. We were looking for something more user-friendly. It was pretty stable, so that was not an issue. 

How was the initial setup?

This product was a lot easier to use than the one we had before it. It took us half an hour and we were set up and running it, the first time.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are running the community version right now, which can be used free of charge. We were debating whether to move it to the commercial version, but we haven't had the need to, just yet.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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