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We performed a comparison between SAS Access and Toad Data Point 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 SAS Access vs. Toad Data Point report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"It is really easy to set up and the interface is easy to use.""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.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ease of access to the data in those databases."

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"The most valuable features of Toad Data are you could write a parameterized query and it wouldn't error out, it would give you the parameters that you could input. The auto-formatting feature is useful because it was great for keeping your queries neat and understandable. The auto comment, and uncomment toggles that you could do were convenient.""The Connectivity and Connection Manager supports a broad number of connection types, and it is trivial for end-users to set up their own connections to sources."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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."

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"I can't really recall any missing feature or general improvement that is needed. We don't really add too many new kinds of databases and therefore our needs are already met."

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"On the scheduling server, some scheduled reports just sit there and never execute for the first time. After manually executing the first time, they run with no issues.""Toad Data could improve by having additional features, such as query prediction. This could help someone who's not the strongest programmer. If the software could help them write queries correctly it would be very helpful, especially for small development teams or teams that lack the input skills necessary to write and program efficiently."

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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."
  • "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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  • "The cost of this product is reasonable."
  • "The price of Toad Data Point was approximately $500 annually."
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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:The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ease of access to the data in those databases.
    Top Answer:I don't get involved in the licensing process. I can't speak to the exact costs that our company pays. I can say that… more »
    Top Answer:I can't really recall any missing feature or general improvement that is needed. We don't really add too many new kinds… more »
    Top Answer:The Connectivity and Connection Manager supports a broad number of connection types, and it is trivial for end-users to… more »
    Top Answer:The cost of this product is reasonable.
    Top Answer:This product would benefit from a better "join" function that is more intuitive. The "Group By" should be defaulted to… more »
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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.

    SAS/ACCESS is an out-of-the-box solution for integrating SAS and third-party databases. You can read, write and update data regardless of the database or platform. Because the data appears native to SAS, there is no need to learn Structured Query Language (SQL) or any other database-specific query languages.
    Toad Data Point is a cross-platform, self-service, data-integration tool that simplifies data access, preparation and provisioning. It provides nearly limitless data connectivity, desktop data integration, visual query building and workflow automation.
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    Insurance Company8%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Large Enterprise74%
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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    SAS Access is ranked 33rd in Data Integration Tools with 1 review while Toad Data Point is ranked 21st in Data Integration Tools with 2 reviews. SAS Access is rated 9.0, while Toad Data Point is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SAS Access writes "Great for database access with an easy installation and good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Toad Data Point writes "Easy to learn, good connectivity to multiple data sources, and helpful supprt". SAS Access is most compared with SSIS, Mule Anypoint Platform, SAP Process Orchestration, Denodo and Informatica PowerCenter, whereas Toad Data Point is most compared with SSIS, Alteryx, SAS Enterprise Guide, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Denodo.

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