"It is fully featured. It has allowed me to do everything I wanted to do."
"It's a competent product."
"The performance and stability are good."
"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."
"The script component is very powerful, things that you cannot normally do, is feasible through C#."
"Data Flows are the main component we use. These can range from a simple source to sink ETL, to many source to many sink dataflows."
"The UI is very user-friendly."
"The main value of any Microsoft product is the ease of use. You can achieve more with less time. That's what's beneficial for me. With many competitors, you might need to spend more time coming up with a solution because you have to focus on taking care of the product."
"The most valuable features of SSIS are that it works with the query language and it can import data from different sources."
"The user interface could improve. We are looking at some cloud-based databases, and I don't think they support that."
"I would like to see more features in terms of the integration with Azure Data Factory."
"Sometimes we need to connect to AWS to get additional data sources, so we have to install some external LAN and not a regular RDBMS. We need external tools to connect. It would be great if SSIS included these tools. I'd also like some additional features for row indexing and data conversion."
"When I compare Talend and SSIS, Talend provides more features. With Talend, we can handle a large volume of data. Talend is usually used to treat a large volume of data, which makes it better than SSIS on the data side. Talend also has a very good Talend Management Console to schedule the jobs and do other things. It can also be easily connected to version control tools such as GitHub or SVN. The last time I used SSIS, it was connected through TSS for the Windows Console version. I am not sure it has been improved or not. If it is not improved, Microsoft should improve it. They should change the product to provide another console."
"The solution could improve on integrating with other types of data sources."
"We purchase an add on called task factory primarily to allow bulk delete, update and upsert capability. I'd like to see this be part of the standard package."
"It's difficult to refactor SSIS. It gets cumbersome to reuse the solution."
"It's a legacy tool, that is nearing the end of its useful life."
"The solution could improve by having quicker release updates."
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a Microsoft platform designed to build enterprise-level data integration and data transformation solutions. Users now have the ability to solve intricate business queries by downloading and copying files, cleansing and mining data, loading data warehouses, and managing SQL Server objects and data through Integration Services. SSIS is a component of the Microsoft SQL Server data software used for many data migration tasks.
SSIS loads data into one or more destinations by extracting and transforming data from a wide variety of sources such as XML data files, flat files, and relational data sources.
Integration Services include:
Create packages programmatically and code custom tasks through programming the extensive Integration Services. With graphical Integration Services, you can create solutions without writing any code.
Benefits of SSIS
There are many benefits of SSIS, such as:
Reviews from Real Users
The SSIS platform stands out among its competitors for a variety of reasons. Two major ones are its debugging capabilities during data flow execution and its easy connectivity with other Microsoft tools.
Muhammad J., a senior manager software developer at Techlogix, notes, "The debugging capabilities are great, particularly during data flow execution. You can look into the data and see what's going on in the pipeline."
Ismail L., a data engineer at a tech service company, writes, "The most valuable thing is that it is easy to connect with Microsoft tools. In Europe, particularly in France, a lot of companies use Excel, SQL Server, and other Microsoft tools, and it is easier to connect SSIS with Microsoft tools than other products."
JumpMind SymmetricDS is ranked 5th in Data Replication with 1 review while SSIS is ranked 3rd in Data Integration Tools with 16 reviews. JumpMind SymmetricDS is rated 9.0, while SSIS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of JumpMind SymmetricDS writes "Fully-featured, good performance, and easy to use and install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SSIS writes "SSIS 2016 - The good, the bad, and the ugly". JumpMind SymmetricDS is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, AWS Database Migration Service, EDB Postgres Replication Server, Spring Cloud Data Flow and Quest SharePlex, whereas SSIS is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), IBM InfoSphere DataStage and AWS Glue.
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