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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The user interface is very good. It makes me feel very comfortable when I am using the tool."
"From what we have seen so far, the solution seems very stable."
"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."
"Powerful but easy-to-use and intuitive."
"It is a complete ETL Solution."
"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."
"It is easy to deploy workflows and schedule jobs."
"On the tool itself, we've never experienced any bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes. Stability has been good."
"Its simplicity and the way it handles graphs are the most valuable features."
"The solution should offer better integration with Azure machine learning. We should be able to embed the cognitive services from Microsoft, for example as a web API. It should allow us to embed Azure machine learning in a more user-friendly way."
"The solution needs to integrate more with other providers and should have a closer integration with Oracle BI."
"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."
"The product could provide more ways to import and export data."
"The Microsoft documentation is too complicated."
"The user interface could use improvement. It's not a major issue but it's something that can be improved."
"The setup and configuration process could be simplified."
"If the user interface was more user friendly and there was better error feedback, it would be helpful."
"If I could give any advice to the guys who are developing it, I would suggest them to really look at the enterprise features, such as being able to log what's going on, being able to capture the current state of processing, and being able to recover from error situations. So, there should be a focus on logging, recoverability, and monitoring. We should be able to monitor what's going on, and in case of any issues, we should be able to recover and restart processing and other things. For scalability and performance, I would probably suggest the Pushdown feature so that you can do the transformation directly on the data source. You do not need to do that calculation within the ETL server. For this, you should be aware of the type of data because each database or kind of storage, such as Hadoop, has its own ANSI standard or language, such as SQL. Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM have their own language. Based on the feedback that I have got, its initial setup takes some time. It could perhaps be simpler."
"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."
"This is a cost-effective solution."
"The price you pay is determined by how much you use it."
"Understanding the pricing model for Data Factory is quite complex."
"I would not say that this product is overly expensive."
"The licensing is a pay-as-you-go model, where you pay for what you consume."
"Our licensing fees are approximately 15,000 ($150 USD) per month."
"The licensing cost is included in the Synapse."
"Its price and value for money would be okay for our purpose if there were some additional features."
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Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 24 reviews while CloverDX Designer is ranked 37th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while CloverDX Designer is rated 7.0. 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 CloverDX Designer writes "Simple, stable, and allows us to handle data from various sources, but needs enterprise features for logging, recoverability, and monitoring". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SAP Data Services and Denodo, whereas CloverDX Designer is most compared with .
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