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"From what we have seen so far, the solution seems very stable.""On the tool itself, we've never experienced any bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes. Stability has been good.""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.""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.""I think it makes it very easy to understand what data flow is and so on. You can leverage the user interface to do the different data flows, and it's great. I like it a lot.""Powerful but easy-to-use and intuitive.""The data copy template is a valuable feature.""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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"It has a very friendly user interface. You don't need to use a lot of code. For us that's the most important aspect about it. Also, it has a lot of connectors and few forms. It has a strong facial aspect. It can do a lot of facial analysis."

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"Integration of data lineage would be a nice feature in terms of DevOps integration. It would make implementation for a company much easier. I'm not sure if that's already available or not. However, that would be a great feature to add if it isn't already there.""Snowflake connectivity was recently added and if the vendor provided some videos on how to create data then that would be helpful.""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.""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.""The user interface could use improvement. It's not a major issue but it's something that can be improved.""It would be better if it had machine learning capabilities.""The product could provide more ways to import and export data.""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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"To get a higher rating, it would have to improve the price and the associated scalability. These are the main issues."

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"I would not say that this product is overly expensive.""This is a cost-effective solution.""Our licensing fees are approximately 15,000 ($150 USD) per month.""The price you pay is determined by how much you use it.""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.""Understanding the pricing model for Data Factory is quite complex."

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Top Answer: Azure Data Factory is flexible, modular, and works well. In terms of cost, it is not too pricey. It offers the stability and reliability I am looking for, good scalability, and is easy to set up and… more »
Top Answer: Azure Data Factory is a solid product offering many transformation functions; It has pre-load and post-load transformations, allowing users to apply transformations either in code by using Power… more »
Top Answer: It has a very friendly user interface. You don't need to use a lot of code. For us that's the most important aspect about it. Also, it has a lot of connectors and few forms. It has a strong facial… more »
Top Answer: We have three fixed licenses. I think it would be more interesting to look at the floating licenses, because we do not use the licenses simultaneously. That's something we want to do in the near… more »
Top Answer: The price is a bit high in comparison with other tools. But maybe it's justified because it has a lot of possibilities.
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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.

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial data. Run workflows on the desktop or deploy them in a server or cloud environment.

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Sample Customers
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
Shell, US Department of Commerce, PG&E, BC Hydro, City of Vancouver, Enel, Iowa DoT, San Antonio Water System
Top Industries
Computer Software Company29%
Insurance Company12%
Healthcare Company6%
Logistics Company6%
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Company Size
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise49%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise75%
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Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 25 reviews while FME is ranked 30th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while FME 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 FME writes "You don't need to use a lot of code. For us, that's the most important aspect". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Palantir Foundry and Denodo, whereas FME is most compared with Alteryx Designer, SSIS, Talend Open Studio, Talend Data Management Platform and Lumada Data Integration.

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