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"This solution will allow the organisation to improve its existing data offerings over time by adding predictive analytics, data sharing via APIs and other enhancements readily.""Data Flow and Databricks are going to be extremely valuable services, allowing data solutions to scale as the business grows and new data sources are added.""The solution has a good interface and the integration with GitHub is very useful.""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.""The most valuable features are data transformations.""Powerful but easy-to-use and intuitive."

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"The most valuable feature is the building of mockups and tasks.""The program is stable and scalable.""The features I find most valuable is the synchronization, verification, functionalities and all the data integration features.""The user interface which is very easy to use if we have any problems to solve.""I do a quite a lot of data transformations, and the fact that I can do them without changing any of my SQL queries from the code, using the inbuilt tools, is very helpful.""Whether we need data cleansing or data mastering, we get it all in one platform.""The solution's initial setup is quite straightforward."

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"The thing we missed most was data update, but this is now available as of two weeks ago.""In the next release, it's important that some sort of scheduler for running tasks is added.""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 speed and performance need to be improved.""The product could provide more ways to import and export data.""The Microsoft documentation is too complicated."

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"I would like to see more functionality added so that it is a bit closer to how much you can do with Informatica PowerCenter.""One area that needs to improve is the user experience because it is very complex. The trial version is very complex so it's not easy to start using the program immediately. You must study the rules first.""I would also like to have profiling functionalities and quality transformations in the cloud.""A general improvement in icons and the virtual interface would be good.""I would like to see support for more data sources.""Connectivity could be improved, it can be a little slow.""There may be some types of limitations with the performance."

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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.""Our licensing fees are approximately 15,000 ($150 USD) per month.""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."

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"My understanding is that Informatica is quite expensive compare to other tools that are available in the market."

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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.

Informatica Cloud Data Integration is a unified and modern user experience across all iPaaS patterns, supported by a meta-data driven, modular, artificial intelligence-based microservices architecture tailored for IT, developers, and business users. It help delivers accessible, trusted, and secure data to facilitate more valuable business decisions and identify competitive advantages. Informatica Cloud Data Integration can help to distribute data warehouse and analytics projects. Features include the following: Deliver integrated and relevant data, Scale with data synchronization and replication, Integrate asset management, Support high-volume workloads, Design cloud mappings and Execute visual data integration flows.
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Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid Chicago Cubs, Telegraph Media Group
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Insurance Company22%
Computer Software Company22%
Healthcare Company11%
Logistics Company11%
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Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider12%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Insurance Company5%
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Computer Software Company44%
Pharma/Biotech Company22%
Individual & Family Service11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise52%
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Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise47%
Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica, Microsoft, Talend and others in Data Integration Tools. Updated: December 2020.
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Azure Data Factory is ranked 4th in Data Integration Tools with 18 reviews while Informatica Cloud Data Integration is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Integration with 7 reviews. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while Informatica Cloud Data Integration is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Data Factory writes "Comprehensive and user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica Cloud Data Integration writes "This is a one-stop shop with everything provided in one platform". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, SAP Data Services and Denodo, whereas Informatica Cloud Data Integration is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Matillion ETL, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Boomi AtomSphere Integration and Mule Anypoint Platform.

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