What is the biggest difference between SSIS and Pentaho?

I work as a research assistant for a university.

I am currently researching SSIS and Pentaho. What is the biggest difference between the two? Which would you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

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Product recommendation depends on the business requirement and use case. Both are good products and well established in the market. Parameters to look for at the time of product selection :
1) License cost
2) Type of data to be handled and integration with source database
3) Are we looking for cloud implementation or on-premises
4) Volume of data that we are looking at with possible transformations
5) Data Quality framework
6) Scalability
7) Customer experience ie support.

I am from MS background and have worked both on cloud version and on-premises version. I was able to achieve my solution using MS.

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MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product.

It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition.

Below may be useful:



Nowadays SSDT (SQL server data tools) is also getting popularity:




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