Pentaho Data Integration vs. SSIS

As of June 2019, Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews vs SSIS which is ranked 3rd in Data Integration Tools with 5 reviews. The top reviewer of Pentaho Data Integration writes "Simple to install and simple to use and helps us mine, clean, and arrange terabytes of data". 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. SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). See our Pentaho Data Integration vs. SSIS report.
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Pros
It has improved our data integration capabilities​.Provides a good open source option.It's very simple compared to other products out there.Data transformation within Pentaho is a nice feature that they have and that I value.

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The most valuables features are the relatively short learning curve, and the automation capabilities provided through the BIML add-in for SSDT.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.It has the ability to be deployed into the cloud through Data Factory, and run completely as a software as a service in the cloud.In SSIS, the scope is not only to handle ETL challenges, but it will allow us to do so many other tasks, such as DBA activities, scripting, calling any .exe or scripts, etc.

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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.​One thing that I don't like, just a little, is the backward compatibility.I would like to see more improvements with AS400 DB2.

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I would like to see more standard components out of the box, such as SFTP, and Data Compression components.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.A change in the metadata source cripples the whole ETL process, requiring each module to be manually reopened.SSIS can improve in handling different data sources like Salesforce connectivity, Oracle Cloud's connectivity, etc.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a good open source option (Community Edition)​.

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This solution has provided an inexpensive tool, and it is easy to find experienced developers.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.

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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
Financial Services Firm31%
Software R&D Company18%
Transportation Company13%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm35%
Insurance Company14%
Comms Service Provider8%
Non Profit7%
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