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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Data Factory vs. Pentaho Data Integration and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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 solution has a free to use community version.""The amount of data that it loads and processes is good.""Pentaho Data Integration is quite simple to learn, and there is a lot of information available online.""It's my understanding that the product can scale."

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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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"It's not very stable, at least not in the case of the community edition. I'm working with the community edition right now and I think perhaps it is because of that it is not very stable, it causes the system to sometimes hang. I'm not sure if this is the case for pair tiers.""I would like to see improvements made for real-time data processing.""I'm still in the very recent stage concerning Pentaho Data Integration, but it can't really handle what I describe as "extreme data processing" i.e. when there is a huge amount of data to process. That is one area where Pentaho is still lacking.""The product needs more plugins."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The price of the regular version is not reasonable and it should be lower.""Sometimes we provide the licenses or the customer can procure their own licenses. Previously, we had an enterprise license. Currently, we are on a community license as this is adequate for our needs."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: Hi Rajneesh, yes here is the feature comparison between the community and enterprise edition :… more »
Top Answer: What is the OLAP that you are using? Hosted in Cloud or on-premise?  The target DB should have its tool to extract data.
Top Answer: It's my understanding that the product can scale.
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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.

Pentaho data integration prepares and blends data to create a complete picture of your business that drives actionable insights. The complete data integration platform delivers accurate, "analytics ready" data to end users from any source. With visual tools to eliminate coding and complexity, Pentaho puts big data and all data sources at the fingertips of business and IT users alike.

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Sample Customers
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
66Controls, Providential Revenue Agency of Ro Negro, NOAA Information Systems, Swiss Real Estate Institute
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Insurance Company14%
Non Profit7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
Company Size
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Data Factory vs. Pentaho Data Integration and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,244 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 24 reviews while Pentaho Data Integration is ranked 16th in Data Integration Tools with 4 reviews. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while Pentaho Data Integration is rated 7.8. 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 Pentaho Data Integration writes "Free to use, easy to set up, and has a great metadata injection feature". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Talend Open Studio, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, SAP Data Services and Denodo, whereas Pentaho Data Integration is most compared with Talend Open Studio, SSIS, Informatica PowerCenter, IBM InfoSphere DataStage and SAP Data Services. See our Azure Data Factory vs. Pentaho Data Integration report.

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