SAS Data Management Competitors and Alternatives

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Peter Birksmith
Real User
(2IC) Senior System Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The Talend Studio connected to the Talend MDM (Master Data Management) is the most valuable feature. Talend Studio is used to create a job stream that connects to multiple… more»

How has it helped my organization?

By being able to cross-match records across multiple data sources and create a logical dataflow with options to place rejected records in a separate table, we are able to… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs better installation configuration for other databases. Although the installation allows you to select another database, this doesn't mean that all connection… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing are fairly straightforward. It is reasonably priced and managed. It's a good solution overall.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Initially we used Pentaho, however, it was determined that this was not as feature rich as Talend.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have someone with technical skills and patience to install in a distributed deployment. Learn the product well and build in your own log shipping with either… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Pentaho, and prior to that SAS MDM which was similar but it was harder to create models. We also ran a PoC for IBM Infosphere MDM, but the cost was considered… more»
Prasad Bodduluri
Real User
Senior Data Warehouse Developer at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is good for bringing in data from third-party systems. Various aspects of the solution are valuable, but it often depends on the use cases. Finding logs is very easy on the solution… more»

What needs improvement?

The mod options should be simplified. Some options on DataStage aren't working properly. The solution needs to lower its price. The template mapping could be easier. The solution should allow for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is quite expensive in comparison to similar solutions.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used tools such as Informatica. We've also previously used SQL for billing.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. If you are comparing the solution to Informatica, this solution is much simpler. In Informatica, for example, there might be two to three ways to find a log… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did approach other vendors before ultimately choosing IBM.
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