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Task Factory bietet über 60 wichtige, leistungsstarke Komponenten und Aufgaben für SSIS ohne Programmierung.

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Vorteile:

Easy installation and integration to your project, user friendly controls, lots of features to connect to on-premise and cloud services. Free license for development.

Nachteile:

I have always been frustrated by the minimalist documentation for the components. This applies to all Pragmatic Works software actually.

Bewertungen zu SolarWinds Task Factory

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4,4
Kundenservice
4,6
Funktionen
4,4
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,5

Weiterempfehlungsquote

9,2/10

SolarWinds Task Factory hat eine Gesamtbewertung von 4,6 von 5 Sternen basierend auf 37 Nutzerbewertungen auf Capterra.

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Jennyfer
Jennyfer
Microsoft SQL Database Administrator / Developer in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Bau, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

I frequently use Task Factory in the SSIS package I create for integration between system.

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: I am able to solve problems in a single SSIS package vs using SSIS and Linux scripts.

Vorteile:

Task Factory really expands the types of tasks that are available in SSIS. We have used Secure FTP Task, PGP task, and Advanced Email to accomplish complex scenarios that we had to use custom scripts to accomplish before. This is helping us reduce our footprint because we are phasing out a Linux server we have that used to encrypt and move files back and forth between secure FTP sites. We are able to replace everything this Linux server was doing with script with a single SSIS package thanks to the Task Factory tasks. I especially like the "TF Error Output Description" and have used it many times in troubleshoot failures. I don't know what I did before this feature! There are so many more features that Task Factory has that I'm excited to explore. When I have a problem I'm trying to solve in SSIS, my new attitude is "I bet Task Factory can do that!"

Nachteile:

Sometimes I have trouble finding which feature will accomplish what I need. For example, I needed to have a unique number generated for each row in a flow but use the last number as the new starting number. After some investigation I found that I can easily accomplish that with the "Surrogate Key Transform" it just took me a while to figure out that was the task I needed.

Jason
BI Developer in UK
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

As a heavy user of SSIS I have found Task Factory to be an essential add-on.

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Enables me to implement a work load that would of taken much longer or required more developers.

Vorteile:

Massively reduces development time. Reduces complexity of package design thus making packages easier to maintain. Replaces many script tasks jobs for which you would have to write substantial code. My favourite components are the Update/Upsert Tasks as they remove the need for writing a lot of SQL plumbing code.

Nachteile:

None

Antwort von SolarWinds

vor 6 Jahren

Thank you for the feedback, Jason. We really appreciate it. On the item you mention on Visual Studio upgrades, please note that the Visual Studio SSIS toolbox doesn't read it's information from the GAC, it uses folders under [YourSQLServerInstallFolder]\[version]\DTS. The Task Factory installer installs into this folder if it exists, but if you upgrade the version of SSIS installed, you need to reinstall TF afterward to ensure it puts the components in the newly created SSIS folders.

Floris Jan
ICT Specialist in Niederlande
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

With Task Factory we implemented the integration with Salesforce and other systems quick and easy.

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

The software is easy to use and has a lot of features. When creating SSIS flows, sometimes I am surprised to learn about a feature I didn't use before.

Nachteile:

Sometimes the software 'thinks' a little bit too much. Changes in upstream columns trigger the automatic column matching process. Sometimes this breaks existing functionality.

Jason
BI Developer / Architect in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Task Factory components have simplified and accelerated my SSIS development time

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

the components provide easier solutions for what I used to have to build based off the out of the box SSIS components or in a Script Task. The #1 benefit of Task Factory is time savings. I started using Task Factory about 7 years ago when it was version 1.x and they are of such value that I would not work for a company as an SSIS developer if they would not purchase BIxPress and Task Factory.

Nachteile:

I have always been frustrated by the minimalist documentation for the components. This applies to all Pragmatic Works software actually. There are either no real world examples or just one. This is unfortunate because the Task Factory components are usually pretty powerful and feature rich. The documentation is usually along the lines of telling you what each tab or check box or drop down list in the component does but rarely how that component would fit into a larger data flow or control flow to accomplish a common business need. As much as I love Pragmatic Works I would say this is the #1 room for improvement.

Michael
Lead BI Analyst/Lead Data Architect in USA
Telekommunikation, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

It gets the data I need from Salesforce. One of my peers is using it to do Secure FTP.

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Am able to automate the loading of Salesforce Data

Vorteile:

It works. I get the data I need using tools I am familiar with. Great Customer Service. The Secure FTP option did not work in the first version we installed. There was a patch released which fixed the problem. Once we installed the upgrade, everything worked as expected.

Nachteile:

Not necessarily a problem with Task Factory, more a problem with SSIS. SQL Server converts certain fields to Boolean or Bit. These are not valid in Oracle. Also, using CHAR instead of VARCHAR is undesirable. We are an Oracle shop so this can be frustrating. SSIS data convert is not friendly so doing a conversion on a table with 600 columns requires too much effort. Some of the fields can be adjusted in the advanced editor but it sometimes forgets the settings if changes are made. Easiest method is to load data into a SQL Server table and then use CAST statements to convert the data for Oracle. A little bit of workaround but it can be done.

Beth
Director of Business Intelligence in USA
Medienproduktion, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

We are using this tool quite successfully to supplement basic SSIS functionality.

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Having BI professionals who may not have much experience with traditional coding languages being able to set up and take advantage of REST APIs. Saves me from hiring developers/contractors and improves our time to market.

Vorteile:

Love the different connectors. The REST connector is a game changer! The ability to simply and easily embed API calls within other related flows has been so beneficial.

Nachteile:

Can't say "least" but I would love a direct connector for Google Analytics! Also, the REST api connector could use a little work around error handling.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Unternehmensberatung
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Amazing tool!

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Easy installation and integration to your project, user friendly controls, lots of features to connect to on-premise and cloud services. Free license for development. The customer support is very helpful and responsive.

Nachteile:

While there is nothing much that's missing on this tool, I would also like to see something related to posting/downloading files from Cloud Storage services like GoogleDrive or Dropbox.

Raghav
Software Engineer in USA
Fotografie, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Really makes Task easy

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Salesforce connectors, FTP component, Upsert Destination, etc

Vorteile:

I really like the ease from which I can use the Salesforce connectors. The UI that I get and other features within the connectors makes the task very easy to pull the data from salesforce. Another feature that I like is the Upsert destination which has made the insert or update destination such an easy process. The Interface for each of this connectors are super easy to understand

Nachteile:

I would like some more features added to the troubleshooting and detailed logs on some of the components.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Psychische Gesundheitsfürsorge, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent selection of tools and connectors to simplify SSIS package development

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Most of the components are simple drag and drop and easy to configure in the workflow. Many offer functionality that we used to have to write custom script tasks to accomplish. The Upsert task is worth the price alone.

Nachteile:

The help/documentation is very basic and often not very helpful. Some of the components are missing functionality that to me would seem obvious to include.

Mathew
Mathew
SQL Server DBA/Developer in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Pharmazeutika, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Awesome

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: Massive speed improvement over built in Microsoft SSIS components.

Vorteile:

I've always been on the fence on third party SSIS components, due to them not being built in Microsoft products, but the Upsert Destination is amazing, and the Advanced Cache Lookup components are crazy fast. I pump at least a trillion rows a day through them.

Nachteile:

SCD was hard to understand, and support takes a little while to get back to you, so I ended up figuring it out on my own.

John
DBA in USA
Öl & Energie, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best product for Salesforce to SQL tasks

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Product easily integrates with Visual Studio. User friendly and smart design of Salesforce components that seamlessly transform data from SOQL to SQL or SQL to Salesforce. Extremely stable product with great options for performing data transfers and UPSERTS from/to Salesforce

Nachteile:

Not all SOQL syntax is available, but definitely works great for users wanting the basic SOQL functionality.

Edwin
SQL Server Engineer in Niederlande
Einzelhandel, 201–500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: We were able to process data in a way that's not possible with the general toolbox items of Microsoft itself, i.e. Nugget transforms.

Vorteile:

Enhancements of existing or new toolkit items. Great extension on items that exist already with great and deep knowledge of SQL Server

Nachteile:

The way account management is set up on the portal. It took me over more than a year to get other users to get assigned to our organizations account.

Zuzana
SQL developer in USA
Gesundheit, Wellness & Fitness, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Amazing set of components for any SQL & SSIS developer

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: faster development, more flexibility in developing, amazing user community

Vorteile:

The variety of components, set of tools for data warehousing development. Most of the SSIS tasks come with great deal of flexibility for configuration

Nachteile:

Nothing not to like even though the learning curve can be a little steep. I wish the training piece was included as it is hard to convince bosses to spend extra on training

Jonathan
Technical Director in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Easy integration of dataflow and control flow components into SSIS packages to enhance capabilities

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Easy integration of dataflow and control flow components into SSIS packages to enhance capabilities Specific components we like include encryption, compression, SFTP, and data connectors like Salesforce.

Nachteile:

By using one library file, it is hard to upgrade some components without others. When bugs or changes get inserted into new versions, upgrading is all or nothing.

Ali
Developer in USA
Finanzdienstleistungen, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

great features, easy to use

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

Extremely easy to use Task Factory tasks that allows connectivity to cloud services, Azure, and SharePoint Great support!

Nachteile:

There are no Task Factory task to facilitate connectivity to Active Directory. SharePoint task does not return all fields. Often I would have to use both the TF and the SP List Adaptor to get what I want.

Gabriel
Business Intelligence Architect in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Brings functionality of SSIS up to what it should be in the first place

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

Numerous components that are essential to using SSIS for data warehouse processing, in particular the Dimension Merge task and the various source/destination connectors

Nachteile:

Fact Table delivery task is not yet flexible enough for deployment in our environment. User interface performance is occasionally sluggish.

SALMAN
Principal Data Warehouse Engineer in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Task Factory - A simple solution to your complex SSIS needs

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

I like the following two features of Task Factory a lot: 1. Accessing files on SFTP server 2. Slowly Changing Dimensions

Nachteile:

It could be my unawareness or something, but I haven't been able to use Task Factory to extract data from elastic search indexes.

Petr
SQL developer in USA
Gastgewerbe, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great addition to the toolbox of SSIS developer

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: major time savings, adding capabilities that we did not have before and had to use script tasks etc. to get around the requirements

Vorteile:

variety of SSIS tasks that compliment our of the box SSIS tasks, great set of tasks for data warehousing that save tens of hour each week

Nachteile:

nothing so far, the learning curve is a little unless you are willing to pay for the full training set.

Shang
Database Analyst in USA
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

TF Advanced Flow Tasks and Auditing & Notification Framework works

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Being able to add Auditing and Notification Framework to SSIS makes auditing easier. Several advanced tasks also add features to allow executing individual child package, process or task from various location/path.

Nachteile:

Having a lot of SSIS packages, waiting for TF to add auditing or notification framework to the SSIS packages can take a long long time. When configuring advanced tasks, need to be careful. The setup steps are tedious. One miss step can be hard to debug or troubleshoot.

Senthil
IT Manager in USA
Versicherung, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best integration tool to connect to Salesforce and SSIS

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: Easy integration from the development standpoint and from the functional standpoint. Client is thoroughly satisfied with this product. We have not come across any issues since implementation.

Vorteile:

Easy to install the software. Easy to integrate using visual studio and connect with salesforce application.

Nachteile:

At this moment we have not identified any negative impacts by using the taskfactory software for our specific integration purpose.

Pedro
Data Architect in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Task factory has greatly improved our productivity, we no longer need to write/maintain custom code

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

Ease of use, even our staff who are relatively new to SSIS find it easy to use and are able to start creating packages in a short period of time.

Nachteile:

There are a few task that don't have complete documentation, for example the 'Secure FTP site' is missing documentation for the new 'Get List of Files with Metadata' action.

Antwort von SolarWinds

vor 6 Jahren

Thank you for the feedback, and we are glad to hear you are finding it beneficial. We have added a work item to update the documentation that you mentioned. If you have other items like this, you can email them to support@pragmaticworks.com or submit them at pragmaticworks.uservoice.com, and we will be happy to address them.

Jason
Jason
Director Data Management in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Internet, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Makes SSIS even better!

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

The sFTP and PGP functionality enhancements to base SSIS functionality are really easy to implement.

Nachteile:

Needs more advanced web API functionality to allow easier access to Web API data (JSON/XML) with security such as JWT.

Anthony
Data Analytics Manager in USA
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good SSIS components that will hopefully grow over time.

4,0 vor 7 Jahren

Vorteile:

Works really well within SSIS. Takes the hassles out of most standard components and increases the ease of use.

Nachteile:

There really should be more components. It is a bit light on functionality within some of the components, such as excel.

Xiao
Bi developer in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Very good

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

Address verification, address parser, restful source, advanced emai and msm. FTP download task. Compression task.Terminator Destination .

Nachteile:

Hope the Error Output Description Transform script can be improved. Wish more detailed loggings or error reports.

Gabriel
BI Team Lead in Kanada
Telekommunikation, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good value !

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

- Allows new functionalities for SSIS (API's) - Ease of use - Improvements of existing features - Excel read and write without having to install Excel

Nachteile:

- Sometimes, the loading of the components is slow