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Winshuttle Vs Data Services

Hi All,

We have proposed SAP Data Services RDS for Data Migraton+Information Steward for a customer. The customer is also evaluating Winshuttle for the data migration.

Few questions:

1. Can winshuttle be compared to Data Services?

2. Does winshuttle have the capability to connect diretly with source databases, Eg., DB2, Oracle etc?

3. Does Winshuttle have the ability to analyze, profile, cleanse and validate the data?

4. How is the data enrichment/data quality capabilities of Winshuttle?

5. Does Winshuttle have any capabilities like Information Steward?

Any thoughts/experiences would be of great help. Thanks.

Thanks,

Jeswin

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I just realized I didn't answer ALL your questions....


2. Does winshuttle have the capability to connect diretly with source databases, Eg., DB2, Oracle etc?

Winshuttle Foundation has the ability to read and write to SharePoint Lists, SQL Databases and Acces Databases as data sources. Winshuttle doesn't connect to the underlying table structures of SAP ERP directly, it is always through the application layer.

3. Does Winshuttle have the ability to analyze, profile, cleanse and validate the data?

This is largely about solution design, customers choose to do this in a variety of ways, using the extensibility layer of the platform - so they use third party integration services, like zip code, email and phone number or GIS checking calls as part of an active data governance approach. With passive data governance it is done with profiling tools, VBA, Macros etc. Out of the box there are no profiling, mass change, cleanse or transform capabilities.

4. How is the data enrichment/data quality capabilities of Winshuttle?

this is the same as for item 3


5. Does Winshuttle have any capabilities like Information Steward?

not really, aside from the fact that there is a basic rules engine available in the Winshuttle Foundation product  which allows you to define interrelationships between data in form fields across solutions.

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