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Qlik Replicate vs. SAP Data Services
July 2022
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Pros
"StreamSets’ data drift resilience has reduced the time it takes us to fix data drift breakages. For example, in our previous Hadoop scenario, when we were creating the Sqoop-based processes to move data from source to destinations, we were getting the job done. That took approximately an hour to an hour and a half when we did it with Hadoop. However, with the StreamSets, since it works on a data collector-based mechanism, it completes the same process in 15 minutes of time. Therefore, it has saved us around 45 minutes per data pipeline or table that we migrate. Thus, it reduced the data transfer, including the drift part, by 45 minutes.""It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.""StreamSets data drift feature gives us an alert upfront so we know that the data can be ingested. Whatever the schema or data type changes, it lands automatically into the data lake without any intervention from us, but then that information is crucial to fix for downstream pipelines, which process the data into models, like Tableau and Power BI models. This is actually very useful for us. We are already seeing benefits. Our pipelines used to break when there were data drift changes, then we needed to spend about a week fixing it. Right now, we are saving one to two weeks. Though, it depends on the complexity of the pipeline, we are definitely seeing a lot of time being saved.""In StreamSets, everything is in one place."

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"The most useful functions of Qlik Replicate are the data manipulation to transformations.""Low-priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability. It has on-premises and cloud versions that are cohesive and can integrate well.""A valuable feature of Qlik Replicate is that you do not need ETL. It's easy to use—you choose two systems and it automatically replicates them. Even if there is no CDC available, if you insert it and update it, and there is nothing to find out, then you can use Qlik Replicate. It's a good product."

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"The basic functionality is quite good as is the basic logic and data information.""The BA reporting tools, such as Data Services, and ETL tool in SAP Data Services are the most valuable. When we had in-memory requirements, we used HANA. HANA is most preferably for most the customers for in-memory. SAP is the first company that created the in-memory concept.""I appreciate having access to the SAP data.""Data Services' table comparison mechanism is very powerful. It's pretty hard to find a similar feature in other solutions.""We can extract data at a table level, extract data at the ETL level, and we can extract data at an ODP level.""Its integration capabilities and the data migration capabilities are the most valuable. It is very good for SAP and non-SAP tools. It has very good integration with SAP, but it also has the capabilities to connect to other systems. We find it very helpful and stable.""The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.""You can always manipulate a lot of things as long as you have the skill level."

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Cons
"We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem.""If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data.""The logging mechanism could be improved. If I am working on a pipeline, then create a job out of it and it is running, it will generate constant logs. So, the logging mechanism could be simplified. Now, it is a bit difficult to understand and filter the logs. It takes some time.""Currently, we can only use the query to read data from SAP HANA. What we would like to see, as soon as possible, is the ability to read from multiple tables from SAP HANA. That would be a really good thing that we could use immediately. For example, if you have 100 tables in SQL Server or Oracle, then you could just point it to the schema or the 100 tables and ingestion information. However, you can't do that in SAP HANA since StreamSets currently is lacking in this. They do not have a multi-table feature for SAP HANA. Therefore, a multi-table origin for SAP HANA would be helpful."

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"Support for this product is not great. It needs to be improved.""This product could be improved by providing more insight regarding errors. One of our customers that uses Qlik Replicate has had an issue. We tried to debug it, but we could not trace the error message. The infrastructure site should give us more insight about errors. Qlik Replicate is not a business solution, it's an IT solution. The reporting tools and bug site should be improved.""When you remote into it the Qlik Replicate UI a lot of times it just freezes. We set up the EC2, to allow them to go to the server and click on the Replicate icon, it just opens up and just sits there. At that point, we have to go into the EC2 and then reboot the server. This should be fixed, it is frustrating."

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"The skillset of data engineers matters a bit to use all the functionality of this solution. Otherwise, the delivery speed won't be faster.""It would be nice if this solution was a bit easier to move from development to production.""The migration of the solution between different environments is quite complex.""Source code control is another headache. When your source code base gets too large, managing the source code becomes cumbersome.""Data Services SAP is lacking in sources and target databases compared to Informatica. SAP Data Services should have more connectivity.""It's an ETL that is very good with relational databases but not as good with files and semi-structured files.""I want some more business intelligence applications. People need to know more and more about data, including the transformation rules, etc. Informatica is a better product for data cataloging. SAP should update the data catalog.""They could make it easier to work with web services."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are running the community version right now, which can be used free of charge."
  • "StreamSets Data Collector is open source. One can utilize the StreamSets Data Collector, but the Control Hub is the main repository where all the jobs are present. Everything happens in Control Hub."
  • "It has a CPU core-based licensing, which works for us and is quite good."
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  • "Qlik Replicate is not expensive, compared to GoldenGate."
  • "Pricing for this solution is very reasonable."
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  • "Its pricing is as per the enterprise agreement and not a concern for us."
  • "The price is very reasonable."
  • "There is a one time purchase fee plus annual maintenance."
  • "The price of SAP Data Services is a little high when compared to other solutions. Due to the pricing and capabilities, many clients are switching to other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.
    Top Answer:We've seen a couple of cases where it appears to have a memory leak or a similar problem. It grows for a bit and then… more »
    Top Answer:We typically use it to transport our Oracle raw datasets up to Microsoft Azure, and then into SQL databases there.
    Top Answer:Low-priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability. It has on-premises and cloud versions… more »
    Top Answer:As Qlik Sense is filling all the use cases that we need it to do, the only area for improvement I could think of for… more »
    Top Answer:We use Qlik Sense for consolidating and bringing together data across multiple sources, so our business users can get… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the ETL functionality.
    Top Answer:Dealing with the REST API is not easy with Data Services. It is mandatory to have a WADL file and it is difficult to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Replicate, Qlik Replicate
    SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
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    StreamSets
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    Overview

    StreamSets offers an end-to-end data integration platform to build, run, monitor and manage smart data pipelines that deliver continuous data for DataOps, and power the modern data ecosystem and hybrid integration.

    Only StreamSets provides a single design experience for all design patterns for 10x greater developer productivity; smart data pipelines that are resilient to change for 80% less breakages; and a single pane of glass for managing and monitoring all pipelines across hybrid and cloud architectures to eliminate blind spots and control gaps.

    With StreamSets, you can deliver the continuous data that drives the connected enterprise.

    Qlik Replicate empowers organizations to accelerate data real-time replication, ingestion and streaming via change data capture, across a wide range of heterogeneous databases, data warehouses and data lake platforms.

    You cannot afford to run your business on questionable data. With SAP® Data Services software, you can access, transform, and connect data to fuel your critical business processes. Together, these enterprise-class solutions enable data integration and data quality, providing the right level of insight across your business so you can make better decisions and operate more effectively.

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    Sample Customers
    Availity, BT Group, Humana, Deluxe, GSK, RingCentral, IBM, Shell, SamTrans, State of Ohio, TalentFulfilled, TechBridge
    American Cancer Society, Fanzz, SM Retail, Smart Modular, Tangerine Bank, Wellcare
    EMC Corporation, LivePerson, Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Migros Group
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Insurance Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Manufacturing Company21%
    Religious Institution7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    University7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Qlik Replicate vs. SAP Data Services
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Qlik Replicate vs. SAP Data Services and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Qlik Replicate is ranked 18th in Data Integration Tools with 3 reviews while SAP Data Services is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews. Qlik Replicate is rated 7.6, while SAP Data Services is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Qlik Replicate writes "Reasonably priced reporting and analytics solution, with good scalability and stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Data Services writes "It's a powerful tool that does a lot, but it has its annoyances". Qlik Replicate is most compared with AWS Database Migration Service, Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Compose, HVR Software and Azure Data Factory, whereas SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS, SAP Process Orchestration and SAP Data Hub. See our Qlik Replicate vs. SAP Data Services report.

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