Compare Pentaho Data Integration vs. SSIS

Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 14th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while SSIS is ranked 1st in Data Integration Tools with 20 reviews. Pentaho Data Integration is rated 8.0, while SSIS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "It has improved our data integration capabilities​". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter and Talend Open Studio, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Open Studio.
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It has improved our data integration capabilities​.Provides a good open source option.

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The most valuable features of this solution are the fast insert and fuzzy logic matching.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.This solution is easy to implement, has a wide variety of connectors, has support for Visual Basic, and supports the C language.The initial setup of this solution is very straightforward.The setup is straightforward. It's very easy to install.With this solution, there is the potential to expand, so that you can immediately write code onto the SQL server.The workflow features have been very valuable. You can have automated workflows and all the steps are controlled. The workflow functionality of integration services is excellent.It has a drag and drop feature that makes it easy to use. It has a good user experience because it takes into account your most-used tools and they're lined up nicely so you can just drag and drop without looking too far. It also integrates nicely with Microsoft.

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Cons
​There is not a data quality or MDM solution in the Pentaho DI suite.​​I could not connect to our Hadoop environment in an easy and flexible way, and it was important to scale our data warehouse​.​I work with the Community Edition, therefore I do not have support. There was an issue that I could not resolve with community support.​

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Generic processes should be used instead of custom code for each table.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.Tuning using this solution requires extensive expertise to improve performance.The performance of this solution is not as good as other tools in the market.Video training would be a helpful addition.The solution should work on the GPU, graphical processing unit. There should also be piping integration available.It needs more integration tools, so you can connect to different sources.There were some issues when we tried to connect it to data storage. It was a connection issue.

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There is a good open source option (Community Edition)​.

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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.This solution is included with the MSSQL server package.My advice is to look at what your configuration will be because most companies have their own deals with Microsoft.This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers.

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Overview

Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

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
66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate InstitutePKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider20%
Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm20%
University10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Healthcare Company14%
Software R&D Company7%
Non Profit7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise52%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise90%
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