We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The data copy template is a valuable feature."
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which you can create an ETL pipeline."
"One of the most valuable features of Azure Data Factory is the drag-and-drop interface. This helps with workflow management because we can just drag any tables or data sources we need. Because of how easy it is to drag and drop, we can deliver things very quickly. It's more customizable through visual effect."
"The most valuable feature is the copy activity."
"The flexibility that Azure Data Factory offers is great."
"It is easy to integrate."
"In terms of my personal experience, it works fine."
"I have found the solution to be scalable."
"Boomi AtomSphere Integration is stable."
"Low-code development is the most valuable feature."
"The solution has a lot of connectors, which is quite helpful."
"We work on the flow between systems and the most valuable features for that purpose are the mapping of data, interface mapping, and data integration."
"It is a low-code and high-configuration platform, which is very valuable. Develop once and run anywhere is another useful feature. It also has connectors for more than 200 applications. It provides value for money. Our customers who have implemented this solution have a very high ROI."
"This is a fairly easy-to-use tool for integration which can be self-taught for those with a bit of a technical background."
"The Microsoft documentation is too complicated."
"Data Factory could be improved by eliminating the need for a physical data area. We have to extract data using Data Factory, then create a staging database for it with Azure SQL, which is very, very expensive. Another improvement would be lowering the licensing cost."
"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."
"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."
"It would be better if it had machine learning capabilities."
"Snowflake connectivity was recently added and if the vendor provided some videos on how to create data then that would be helpful."
"Azure Data Factory should be cheaper to move data to a data center abroad for calamities in case of disasters."
"There is no built-in function for automatically adding notifications concerning the progress or outline of a pipeline run."
"The product could be a little bit more user-friendly."
"They need to introduce more configurable functions to remove scripting or coding. Scripting should be minimized. It should have exhaustive functions. Currently, it lacks in this aspect."
"There should be more scripting possibilities."
"They are lacking in some streaming features, and messaging features from a listener's point of view."
"The API can use some work to come up to speed with the competition but Dell has plans and is working on resolving that."
"The solution is complex. There's a few items and features that are hard to understand. They should work to simplify the functionality so new users don't struggle."
"We would like to see more involvement between Dell Boomi and the end-users to help improve the customer experience."
"The licensing cost is included in the Synapse."
"It's not particularly expensive."
"The licensing is a pay-as-you-go model, where you pay for what you consume."
"The price you pay is determined by how much you use it."
"Our licensing fees are approximately 15,000 ($150 USD) per month."
"In terms of licensing costs, we pay somewhere around S14,000 USD per month. There are some additional costs. For example, we would have to subscribe to some additional computing and for elasticity, but they are minimal."
"Understanding the pricing model for Data Factory is quite complex."
"I would not say that this product is overly expensive."
"When it comes to pricing, it's not so much about being less expensive as it is about how they don't tie to the hardware on the underlined VMware that you run on, as other vendors do"
"The pricing is a bit complex. While the entry fee may be lower than other solutions, it could be expensive depending on your usage."
"The cost of the solution is in the neighborhood of $20,000 annually. There are no costs above the standard licensing fee."
Create, schedule, and manage your data integration at scale with Azure Data Factory - a hybrid data integration (ETL) service. Work with data wherever it lives, in the cloud or on-premises, with enterprise-grade security.
The Boomi AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS) supports all your application integration processes – between cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems. Your entire team has online access to a powerful range of integration and data management capabilities, that can be realized in a fraction of the time of legacy middleware technologies.
Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 26 reviews while Boomi AtomSphere Integration is ranked 6th in Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) with 7 reviews. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while Boomi AtomSphere Integration is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Data Factory writes "Easy to bring in outside capabilities, flexible, and works well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Boomi AtomSphere Integration writes "Fairly easy for a semi-technical user to configure and maintain it and is very visual". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Talend Open Studio, Palantir Foundry and Alteryx Designer, whereas Boomi AtomSphere Integration is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Microsoft Azure Logic Apps, webMethods Integration Server and Informatica Cloud Data Integration.
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