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."
"Performance and flexibility-wise, they're very user-friendly."
"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."
"The initial setup was not very straightforward. Not complex, but not very simple either."
"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."
"Comparatively, their prices are a little bit too high."
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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.
Informatica Data Integration Hub empowers large organizations to embrace change and the opportunities of new applications and analytics systems, while managing storage in Hadoop as well as relational database and file store options. The centralized modern hubbased architecture is the foundation for agile and managed enterprise data integration. As the first to apply a publish/subscribe model to data integration linking big data, cloud, and traditional systems, Informatica delivers productivity and intelligent automation without compromising control.
Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 24 reviews while Informatica Data Integration Hub is ranked 33rd in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while Informatica Data Integration Hub 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 Informatica Data Integration Hub writes "A centralized repository for orchestrating and sharing data but performance can be a little slow". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Talend Open Studio, Palantir Foundry and SAP Data Services, whereas Informatica Data Integration Hub is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, AWS Database Migration Service, Palantir Foundry, StreamSets and Mule Anypoint Platform.
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