We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

SSIS Pros

Data Architect at World Vision
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.
View full review »
Senior Manager Software Development at Techlogix
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.
View full review »
Data Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
It is also easy to learn and user-friendly. Microsoft is also good in terms of technical support. They have built a large community all over the world.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SSIS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
565,689 professionals have used our research since 2012.
EL
BI Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's a competent product.
View full review »
MP
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can get data from any data source with SSIS and dump it to any outside source. It is helpful. Getting, extracting, converting, and dumping data doesn't require much effort because we can do everything in the user interface. You drag and drop, then give the required input. It's intuitive.
View full review »
BI Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The script component is very powerful, things that you cannot normally do, is feasible through C#.
View full review »
AL
Teaching Professional at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The interface is very user-friendly.
View full review »
MB
Project Lead Performance Engineer & Automation at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The technical support is very good.
View full review »

SSIS Cons

Data Architect at World Vision
You have to write push down join & lookup SQL to the database yourself via stored procedures or use of the SQL Task to get very high performance. That said, this is a common complaint for nearly all ETL tools on the market and those that offer an alternative such as Informatica offer them at a very expensive add-on price.
View full review »
Senior Manager Software Development at Techlogix
It should have other programming languages supported as well from a scripting perspective. Currently, only C# and VB.NET are supported, which limits it to .NET. It should have Java support as well.
View full review »
Data Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SSIS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
565,689 professionals have used our research since 2012.
EL
BI Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's a legacy tool, that is nearing the end of its useful life.
View full review »
MP
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
View full review »
BI Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution could improve on integrating with other types of data sources.
View full review »
AL
Teaching Professional at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I would like to see better integration with Power BI.
View full review »
MB
Project Lead Performance Engineer & Automation at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The solution could improve by having quicker release updates.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SSIS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
565,689 professionals have used our research since 2012.