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"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."

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"The most valuable features are data virtualization and reporting."

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Cons
"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."

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"The technical support could be a little better."

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"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."

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"I think that this product is too expensive for smaller companies."

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Top Answer: AWS Glue and Azure Data factory for ELT best performance cloud services.
Top Answer: 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… more »
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Overview

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.

IBM Cloud Pak® for Data is a fully-integrated data and AI platform that modernizes how businesses collect, organize and analyze data to infuse AI throughout their organizations. Cloud-native by design, the platform unifies market-leading services spanning the entire analytics lifecycle. From data management, DataOps, governance, business analytics and automated AI, IBM Cloud Pak for Data helps eliminate the need for costly, and often competing, point solutions while providing the information architecture you need to implement AI successfully.

Building on the streamlined hybrid-cloud foundation of Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Cloud Pak for Data takes advantage of the underlying resource and infrastructure optimization and management. The solution fully supports multicloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud™ and private cloud deployments. Find out how IBM Cloud Pak for Data can lower your total cost of ownership and accelerate innovation.

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Sample Customers
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
Qatar Development Bank, GuideWell, Skanderborg Music Festival
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Insurance Company14%
Healthcare Company7%
Logistics Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
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Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 24 reviews while IBM Cloud Pak for Data is ranked 40th in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while IBM Cloud Pak for Data is rated 5.0. 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 IBM Cloud Pak for Data writes "Good reporting, but resource utilization is high and technical support can be improved". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SAP Data Services and Matillion ETL, whereas IBM Cloud Pak for Data is most compared with Palantir Foundry, Denodo, Informatica PowerCenter, Mule Anypoint Platform and Informatica Enterprise Data Lake.

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