Azure Data Factory Review

Easy to set up, has many built-in connectors for onboarding data, and offers good support


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for data integration.

What is most valuable?

It has built-in connectors for more than 100 sources and onboarding data from many different sources to the cloud environment.

It has everything we needed.

Being able to post your feedback and queries is a very good feature that is offered by Azure Data Factory.

What needs improvement?

Understanding the pricing model for Data Factory is quite complex. It needs to be simplified, and easier to understand.

We have experienced some issues with the integration. This is an area that needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for almost two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far it's been stable. We have not experienced any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't put much thought into scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have contacted technical support.

If there are any queries, they have the provision to post them in the Data Factory GUI and we can contact the team directly. This is a very nice feature.

Any feedback or improvements that we post is acknowledged and taken care of.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was not complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is quite complex.

I have had feedback from many people and many of my team members, and they say that it is difficult to understand. 

Understanding the pricing of Data Factory is quite complex. 

It is not presented in a straightforward way.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone who is interested in using it.

I would rate Azure Data Factory an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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