SAS Data Management Competitors and Alternatives

The top SAS Data Management competitors are
  • SSIS
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
Read reviews of SAS Data Management competitors and alternatives
Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 30 2018

What do you think of SSIS?

Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) 2016 Review Summary SSIS 2016 - the Good the Bad, and the Ugly SSIS is a unique ETL tool for a number of reasons. Most shops already own it but may treat it as a one-off free utility rather than as an enterprise ETL tool even though it can compete with the best of ETL tools. Some of the lack of respect is due to immature beginnings in its former "DTS" days. And some of it is because it comes bundled with Sql Server and does not normally run (but can) on a separate ETL server.  It can't be good if its free right?  Especially when competitors easily charge 6 figures for  their tools. Don't we get what we pay for?  My answer is, generally yes but this may be an exception worth noting. SSIS has become extremely flexible, extensible...
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* Its parallel processing capability allows you to go through extremely large data sets in no time at all, if you do your job right. * Highly... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have worked during many implementations using DataStage. All of the projects that I worked on have been successful. This is due mainly to the... more»

What needs improvement?

High-cost of ownership: They could take a page from open source software, such as Talend. Working with some of the big data components is good,... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Have used quite a few ETL tools in my job. * Ab Initio: Even pricier, but has a highly competent ETL tool. It is complete, but hard to use. *... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have the budget and your solution requires industrial/enterprise strength data integration, this product is always a good choice.

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