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We performed a comparison between SAP Data Services and Talend Open Studio based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Integration Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed SAP Data Services vs. Talend Open Studio Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"I have used Data Collector, Transformer, and Control Hub products from StreamSets. What I really like about these products is that they're very user-friendly. People who are not from a technological or core development background find it easy to get started and build data pipelines and connect to the databases. They would be comfortable like any technical person within a couple of weeks.""In StreamSets, everything is in one place.""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.""It is a very powerful, modern data analytics solution, in which you can integrate a large volume of data from different sources. It integrates all of the data and you can design, create, and monitor pipelines according to your requirements. It is an all-in-one day data ops solution.""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."

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"I appreciate having access to the SAP data.""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.""It's easy to understand and deploy. It's easy to create new applications, and depending on the complexity of the application, it is easy to deploy the new requirements.""Data Services' table comparison mechanism is very powerful. It's pretty hard to find a similar feature in other solutions.""The basic functionality is quite good as is the basic logic and data information.""You can always manipulate a lot of things as long as you have the skill level.""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."

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"This product is very easy to use.""I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields. It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool.""Talend is safe to use because it is very restrictive. It is easy to use when one learns how to manipulate data with SQL.""The best thing I have found with Talend Open Studio is their major support for the lookups.""The most valuable features of Talend Open Studio are customization and integration.""Talend can connect to multiple data sources, including relational data sources, ERP, CRM, and others.""The main differentiator that I have seen between Talend and other data integration tools is the ability to view the data pipeline in the form of a program.""I didn't have many problems installing it. It seemed very straightforward to me."

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Cons
"Sometimes, when we have large amounts of data that is very efficiently stored in Hadoop or Kafka, it is not very efficient to run it through StreamSets, due to the lack of efficiency or the resources that StreamSets is using.""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.""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.""If you use JDBC Lookup, for example, it generally takes a long time to process data.""We create pipelines or jobs in StreamSets Control Hub. It is a great feature, but if there is a way to have a folder structure or organize the pipelines and jobs in Control Hub, it would be great. I submitted a ticket for this some time back."

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"Source code control is another headache. When your source code base gets too large, managing the source code becomes cumbersome.""At the integration level, there could be certain set of improvement to connect to various other systems.""It's an ETL that is very good with relational databases but not as good with files and semi-structured files.""The migration of the solution between different environments is quite complex.""Some of the jobs that are built within Data Services require local files, and during initial deployment, those local files cannot be transported between machines simply because of security issues.""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.""We would like the different tools offered within this solution to be available as standalone entities, rather than having to purchase the entire package when we only require a few features.""They could make it easier to work with web services."

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"The security features could be improved.""It doesn't have the ability to keep the repository of the source code (visual pipeline). It can be integrated with Git.""We need more components to be more efficient. We use a lot of components, such as Salesforce, and it's not easy to use. There's are minor bugs and it's not easy to use some of the features.""he overall marketing and documentation of this product need to improve a lot.""In terms of features, it has all the features that I need. However, it consumes a lot of resources. It is using a lot of RAM, and they need to fix the issue related to resource consumption. It currently requires more than 24 gigabytes of RAM, which is a big amount of RAM.""The pricing could be lower. They should work to make it more affordable.""Multiple products are there within the product suite. That can be actually trimmed down.""Talend Open Studio has a lot of capabilities, but there is some restriction. For example, if we want to connect to an SAP system, Open Studio cannot do it. We need to go with an enterprise version. Additionally, the monitoring features could improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "There are different versions of the product. One is the corporate license version, and the other one is the open-source or free version. I have been using the corporate license version, but they have recently launched a new open-source version so that anybody can create an account and use it. The licensing cost varies from customer to customer. I don't have a lot of input on that. It is taken care of by PMO, and they seem fine with its pricing model. It is being used enterprise-wide. They seem to have got a good deal for StreamSets."
  • "The pricing is good, but not the best. They have some customized plans you can opt for."
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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."
  • "At the entry level, if you're using it only for data integration, it is a little bit cheap. However, for large organizations it can be expensive. There are additional costs apart from the license."
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  • "There are many versions available and one is open-sourced which is free."
  • "The cost for one year for the ETL tools, not for the big data, is 6K per year. It is a good price."
  • "It does the job well for nothing — without cost. That's the advantage of this product."
  • "Talend Open Studio is priced too high."
  • "Open Studio has a basic license and additional costs for services, including customer support and technical assistance."
  • "Right now, because we're using the open-source version, there's no cost."
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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:It's easy to understand and deploy. It's easy to create new applications, and depending on the complexity of the… more »
    Top Answer:At the entry level, if you're using it only for data integration, it is a little bit cheap. However, for large… more »
    Top Answer:We reviewed AWS Glue before choosing Talend Open Studio. AWS Glue is the managed ETL (extract, transform, and load) from… more »
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    Also Known As
    SAP BusinessObjects Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator, BusinessObjects Data Integrator
    Open Studio
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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.

    SAP Data Services is a top-ranking data integration and data quality tool. This is a product that aims to provide its users with effective access to their data in order to transform it and connect it to various business processes. SAP Data Services offers companies detailed data insights which improve decision-making and make company operations more effective.

    Organizations can increase the value of their structured and unstructured data with the functionalities of this product regarding data integration, quality, and cleansing. Through various components such as:

    • Simplified maintenance
    • On-premises deployment
    • Data quality and integration
    • Intuitive user interfaces

    the product transforms data into a ready-to-use resource for business insights.

    Some of the key components of SAP Data Services include:

    • Universal data access
    • Native-text data processing
    • Intuitive user interfaces
    • Data quality dashboards
    • Simplified data governance
    • Scalability and high performance

    Through these components, the product allows its clients to access and integrate data sources and targets with native connectors. Users can derive meaning from unstructured text data, match data to reduce duplicates, and see the impact of data quality issues. The tool also offers the option to enable parallel processing, bulk data loading, and grid computing for high-volume data loads.

    SAP Data Services Features

    The solution has different features for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and processing of text data. Using these features, clients can manage their company's data easily and achieve excellent results by optimizing it. Some of the product’s features include:

    • Data integration capabilities: The features regarding data integration provide a wide variety of opportunities. The product is available in 31 languages and connects to many data sources, providing its clients with access to their data anywhere at any time. It is also integrated with the SAP Business Suite applications, allowing users the full experience that the company has to offer. The tool is interconnected with SAP Data Hub, orchestrating data flows through the SAP Data Intelligence solution. Additionally, it supports a large number of third-party data sources, it is optimized for SAP HANA, and provides fine-tuned data replication and transformation through unique mechanisms.

    • Data quality capabilities: Clients can use a single interface to access designing, testing, debugging, editing, running, maintaining, and monitoring of data integration and data quality. It allows for the delivery of ready-to-use transformations and exposes hidden problems in users' data. With this feature, clients can build a single version of their data that is most efficient for them.

    • Data profiling capabilities: Companies that work with high-volume data can employ parallel processing, bulk data loading, and grid computing to be able to operate with the data more efficiently. This feature enables unlimited scalability and high availability by various automations. It also provides excellent security for the treated data through encryption and other services.

    • Processing of text data capabilities: This feature allows users to extract data from unstructured texts and understand it better. It works with 220 different file and text formats and 31 languages.

    SAP Data Services Benefits

    This solution offers various benefits to its clients regarding the efficient operation of their data. The key benefits of SAP Data Services include:

    • Broad access to data which can build a better perspective for companies of their information.

    • Improved decision-making and information management due to efficient data operations.

    • Ability to utilize various tools to help unify data on premises, in the cloud, or within big data.

    • The software provides efficient insight for reporting and data analytics.

    • The tool allows for easy integration with a large number of different databases.

    • The product provides the opportunity to seamlessly connect with other SAP solutions.

    • The solution simplifies extract, transform, and load (ETL) construction processes through intuitive graphic software.

    Reviews from Real Users

    According to Michael Lutz, senior data warehouse developer at Fox Chase Cancer Center, SAP Data Services is a powerful tool that does a lot.

    An associate consultant at a consultancy says the tool is easy to use, simple to implement, and offers very good mapping capabilities.

    Talend Open Studio is a free, open source ETL tool for data integration and Big Data. The solution enables you to extract diverse datasets and normalize and transform them into a consistent format which can be loaded into a number of third-party databases and applications.

    Talend Open Studio Features

    Talend Open Studio has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Automatic identification of data types and potential errors
    • tMap module
    • Graphical conversion tools
    • Charts
    • Database SCD Tools
    • Business intelligence formats (Jasper, OLAP, SPSS, Splunk)
    • ETL and ELT support
    • Eclipse-based development tooling
    • Versioning
    • Large library of connectors
    • Data flow orchestration
    • File management without scripting
    • Data transformations

    Talend Open Studio Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing Talend Open Studio. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduces the time taken to develop the integration.
    • Provides a wide selection of source and target connectors.
    • Monitor and manage problematic deployments with ease.
    • Allows developers to have the lowest cost of ownership for any solution.
    • Improves collaboration between different teams who need access to data.
    • Automated data integration process synchronizes the data and eases real time and periodic reporting, which would be time-consuming if done manually.
    • Achieve better data quality because data matures and improves over time.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Talend Open Studio solution.

    Elio B., Data Integration Specialist/CTO at Asset messages, says, "The solution has a good balance between automated items and the ability for a developer to integrate and extend what he needs. Other competing tools do not offer the same grade of flexibility when you need to go beyond what is provided by the tool. Talend, on the other hand, allows you to expand very easily."

    A Practice Head, Analytics at a tech services company mentions, “The data integration aspect of the solution is excellent. The product's data preparation features are very good. There's very useful data stewardship within the product. From a technical standpoint, the solution itself is pretty good. There are very good pre-built connectors in Talend, which is good for many clients or businesses, as, in most cases, companies are dealing with multiple data sources from multiple technologies. That is where a tool like Talend is extremely helpful.”

    Prerna T., Senior System Executive at a tech services company, comments, “The best thing I have found with Talend Open Studio is their major support for the lookups. With Salesforce, when we want to relate our child objects to their parent object, we need to create them via IDs. Then the upsert operation, which will allow you to relate a child object to the event, will have an external ID. That is the best thing which keeps it very sorted. I like that.”

    An Implementation Specialist, Individual Contributor at a computer software company, states, “I can connect with different databases such as Oracle Database or SQL Server. It allows you to extract the data from one database to another. I can structure the data by filtering and mapping the fields.” He also adds, “It is very user-friendly. You need to know the basics of SQL development or SQL queries, and you can use this tool.”

    PeerSpot user Badrakh V., Information System Architect at Astvision, explains, "The most valuable features are the ETL tools."

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    Buyer's Guide
    SAP Data Services vs. Talend Open Studio
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SAP Data Services vs. Talend Open Studio and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    SAP Data Services is ranked 7th in Data Integration Tools with 11 reviews while Talend Open Studio is ranked 5th in Data Integration Tools with 15 reviews. SAP Data Services is rated 8.0, while Talend Open Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SAP Data Services writes "It's a powerful tool that does a lot, but it has its annoyances". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Talend Open Studio writes "Popular open-source ETL tool in Singapore/ South East Asia; Connects to Big Data; Easy to spot errors with generated Java code". SAP Data Services is most compared with Azure Data Factory, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, SAP Process Orchestration and Palantir Foundry, whereas Talend Open Studio is most compared with SSIS, AWS Glue, Azure Data Factory, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and Talend Data Fabric. See our SAP Data Services vs. Talend Open Studio report.

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