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Azure Data Factory Pros and Cons

Azure Data Factory Pros

Chief Technology Officer at cornerstone defense
It is very modular. It works well. We've used Data Factory and then made calls to libraries outside of Data Factory to do things that it wasn't optimized to do, and it worked really well. It is obviously proprietary in regards to Microsoft created it, but it is pretty easy and direct to bring in outside capabilities into Data Factory.
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AS
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution can scale very easily.
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Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Azure Data Factory's most valuable features are the packages and the data transformation that it allows us to do, which is more drag and drop, or a visual interface. So, that eases the entire process.
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Sr. Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Data Factory itself is great. It's pretty straightforward. You can easily add sources, join and lookup information, etc. The ease of use is pretty good.
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Azure Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
From my experience so far, the best feature is the ability to copy data to any environment. We have 100 connects and we can connect them to the system and copy the data from its respective system to any environment. That is the best feature.
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Enterprise Architect at TechnipEnergies
The best part of this product is the extraction, transformation, and load.
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NK
Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to deploy workflows and schedule jobs.
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GV
Head of IT at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Powerful but easy-to-use and intuitive.
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RK
Business Unit Manager Data Migration and Integration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The flexibility that Azure Data Factory offers is great.
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MG
Lead BI&A Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
In terms of my personal experience, it works fine.
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Azure Data Factory Cons

Chief Technology Officer at cornerstone defense
There is always room to improve. There should be good examples of use that, of course, customers aren't always willing to share. It is Catch-22. It would help the user base if everybody had really good examples of deployments that worked, but when you ask people to put out their good deployments, which also includes me, you usually got, "No, I'm not going to do that." They don't have enough good examples. Microsoft probably just needs to pay one of their partners to build 20 or 30 examples of functional Data Factories and then share them as a user base.
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AS
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
My only problem is the seamless connectivity with various other databases, for example, SAP.
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Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We are too early into the entire cycle for us to really comment on what problems we face. We're mostly using it for transformations, like ETL tasks. I think we are comfortable with the facts or the facts setting. But for other parts, it is too early to comment on.
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Sr. Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
On the UI side, they could make it a little more intuitive in terms of how to add the radius components. Somebody who has been working with tools like Informatica or DataStage gets very used to how the UI looks and feels.
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Azure Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The user interface could use improvement. It's not a major issue but it's something that can be improved.
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Enterprise Architect at TechnipEnergies
The need to work more on developing out-of-the-box connectors for other products like Oracle, AWS, and others.
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NK
Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The setup and configuration process could be simplified.
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GV
Head of IT at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The product could provide more ways to import and export data.
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RK
Business Unit Manager Data Migration and Integration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The number of standard adaptors could be extended further.
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MG
Lead BI&A Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Azure Data Factory should be cheaper to move data to a data center abroad for calamities in case of disasters.
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Learn what your peers think about Azure Data Factory. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,721 professionals have used our research since 2012.