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Pros
"It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.""Technical support is good."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the fast insert and fuzzy logic matching.""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.""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 script component is very powerful, things that you cannot normally do, is feasible through C#.""The interface is very user-friendly.""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.""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.""The technical support is very good."

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Cons
"It is not easy to deploy. It requires someone with a high level of knowledge in the solution to deploy it, not just anyone can do it.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer."

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"Generic processes should be used instead of custom code for each table.""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.""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 on integrating with other types of data sources.""I would like to see better integration with Power BI.""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.""The solution could improve by having quicker release updates."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is very expensive if we want to scale.""The price could be better."

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"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.""It would be beneficial if the solution had a less costly cloud offering.""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.""We have an enterprise license for this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
Top Answer: What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract data.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
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Also Known As
IBM Cast Iron
SQL Server Integration Services
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Overview

Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
• With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
• Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
• App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

SSIS is a package is an organized collection of connections, control flow elements, data flow elements, event handlers, variables, parameters, and configurations, that you assemble using either the graphical design tools that SQL Server Integration Services provides, or build programmatically. You then save the completed package to SQL Server, the SSIS Package Store, or the file system, or you can deploy the ssISnoversion project to the SSIS server. The package is the unit of work that is retrieved, executed, and saved.
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Sample Customers
United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.
PKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Insurance Company11%
Healthcare Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise47%
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IBM App Connect is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while SSIS is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 7 reviews. IBM App Connect is rated 9.6, while SSIS is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Can integrate using different interfaces". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". IBM App Connect is most compared with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, Mule Anypoint Platform, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, TIBCO BusinessWorks and Oracle Integration Cloud Service, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Pentaho Data Integration.

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