Syncsort is a name which even in software industry isn't very well known, but its offer in data integration has to be mentioned, especially because of over 40 years of experience gained by vendor on providing high-performance data processing software. The company originates from New Jersey, and delivers sorting products, data integration software, backup software, and backup services. DMExpress is Syncsort's data integration tool.


  • strong bulk-batch capabilities
  • cost competitiveness
  • ease of use
  • scalability
  • responsible service
  • good support
  • range of use cases

Products delivered by companies with almost no fame have a really difficult path to pass. The case of Syncsort isn't any different, but software defends itself with really strong bulk-batch (ETL) capabilities, which - there is no exaggeration in it - might be even better than in products of much more famous competitors. Additionally, software delivered by Syncsort is cheaper and, in a consequence, much more payable. Simultaneously, it's easier to implement. While other products often require a lot of time and efforts to acquire, Syncsort's installation is rather intuitive. Moreover, there's no bad one could say about technical support provided by company representatives.

The data integration platform itself is praised commonly for its good scalability and quite a wide range of use cases, which is not always ensured in case of products of other vendors. Even though its origin is in performance enhancements in ETL processing for business intelligence and analytics, today's customers decide to use Syncsort products for significantly wider range of uses.


  • restricted metadata management functionality
  • yet not ready for big data environments support
  • focus on bulk-batch and physical data movement
  • dependency on tools from outside the company products family
  • not well enough prepared new releases

Even though there are new capabilities added with each and every new release of Syncsort DMExpress, it still lacks for really comprehensive metadata management functionality. In contrast to other providers, Synscort hasn't managed to work this out yet, the same as the question of big data support. When it comes to deploy in very big data environments, Syncsort solution still seems to be not efficient enough, therefore choosing products of competitors wouldn't be a bad option.

Once Syncsort's experience comes out of bulk-batch and physical data movement, these are the most supported integration styles within DMExpress. Simultaneously, support for different styles is strongly limited. Some additional functions can be enabled via external applications (not even the ones developed by Syncsort), so the functionality of the solution still could be improved. Finally, customers point out that the provider releases new versions quickly one after another, but does not test them properly, so every new edition contains at least a few bugs which could have been easily eliminated if spent a little bit more time on development. Hopefully, it will change when the number of Syncsort's customers increases.