We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The tools are very user-friendly."
"As the solution is on the cloud, we don't have to worry about the maintenance of software."
"It's pretty useful when we need to migrate something big from a different type of database that AWS Data Migration Services supports."
"I am very impressed by the scalability of AWS Database Migration Service."
"The process is now simplified because there won't be maintenance. Usually we can take a snapshot of the number I need. We can automate the backup snapshots and we can restore it very quickly. We get many benefits from the application."
"The script component is very powerful, things that you cannot normally do, is feasible through C#."
"The most valuable thing is that it is easy to connect with Microsoft tools. In Europe, particularly in France, a lot of companies use Excel, SQL Server, and other Microsoft tools, and it is easier to connect SSIS with Microsoft tools than other products."
"The interface is very user-friendly."
"The debugging capabilities are great, particularly during data flow execution. You can look into the data and see what's going on in the pipeline."
"It is also easy to learn and user-friendly. Microsoft is also good in terms of technical support. They have built a large community all over the world."
"Built in reports show package execution and messages. Logging can also be customized so only what is needed is logged. There is also an excellent logging replacement called BiXpress that provides both historical and real-time monitoring which is more efficient and much more robust than the built-in logging capabilities. And none of this requires custom coding to make it useful unlike many other ETL tools."
"The technical support is very good."
"I think that Amazon needs to improve the migration scenarios after analytics"
"It would be helpful if the bandwidth could be independent of the network or if we could have a dedicated bandwidth for this product."
"Migrating from here and pushing the data from on-premise to AWS cloud is a big challenge and a few more services from AWS would be helpful. For example, we are currently using ILDB internet tools which move data from on-premise to the AWS cloud. A few more services would be really helpful for me to move the master data."
"Database Migration Service could be more integrated. I think that it makes sense to add integration to these functions. For example, AWS Glue has a feature called Orchestrator to create data flows, and that's more straightforward."
"You have to write push down join & lookup SQL to the database yourself via stored procedures or use of the SQL Task to get very high performance. That said, this is a common complaint for nearly all ETL tools on the market and those that offer an alternative such as Informatica offer them at a very expensive add-on price."
"The solution could improve by having quicker release updates."
"I would like to see better integration with Power BI."
"The solution could improve on integrating with other types of data sources."
"It should have other programming languages supported as well from a scripting perspective. Currently, only C# and VB.NET are supported, which limits it to .NET. It should have Java support as well."
"When I compare Talend and SSIS, Talend provides more features. With Talend, we can handle a large volume of data. Talend is usually used to treat a large volume of data, which makes it better than SSIS on the data side. Talend also has a very good Talend Management Console to schedule the jobs and do other things. It can also be easily connected to version control tools such as GitHub or SVN. The last time I used SSIS, it was connected through TSS for the Windows Console version. I am not sure it has been improved or not. If it is not improved, Microsoft should improve it. They should change the product to provide another console."
"Pricing can be improved."
"The pricing can be better and it should be more competitive."
"Based on my experience and understanding, Talend comes out to be a little bit expensive as compared to SSIS. The average cost of having Talend with Talend Management Console is around 72K per region, which is much higher than SSIS. SSIS works very well with Microsoft technologies, and if you have Microsoft technologies, it is not really expensive to have SSIS. If you have SQL Server, SSIS is free."
"t's incredibly cost effective, easy to learn the basics quickly (although like all ETL tools requires the traditional learning curve to get good at) and has an immense user base."
"We have an enterprise license for this solution."
"It would be beneficial if the solution had a less costly cloud offering."
AWS Database Migration Service helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely. The source database remains fully operational during the migration, minimizing downtime to applications that rely on the database. The AWS Database Migration Service can migrate your data to and from most widely used commercial and open-source databases.
AWS Database Migration Service is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Integration with 5 reviews while SSIS is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 6 reviews. AWS Database Migration Service is rated 7.0, while SSIS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of AWS Database Migration Service writes "Stable service but requires additional applications for full functionality". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". AWS Database Migration Service is most compared with AWS Glue, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, AWS Data Pipeline and Ab Initio Co>Operating System, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and SAP Data Services.
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