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."
"The way that the solution scans is very useful."
"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."
"They have to improve their relationship discovery tool. They say that they have AI inside, but this AI did not automatically find relationships or suggested relationships between entities."
"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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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 Enterprise Information Catalog provides a machine-learning-based discovery engine to collect data assets across the enterprise while increasing the understanding of those data assets through a graph-based enterprise information catalog. Powered by Informatica’s unique metadata services engine, Enterprise Information Catalog enables business analysts and data stewards to find all types of data across the enterprise; discover relationships among them; enrich data with business glossary terms and crowdsourced annotations; and understand the provenance, quality, and usage of their data.
Azure Data Factory is ranked 2nd in Data Integration Tools with 24 reviews while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is ranked 2nd in Metadata Management with 1 review. Azure Data Factory is rated 7.8, while Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog 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 Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog writes "Difficult initial setup and needs better support for data discovery but has an excellent data profiler". Azure Data Factory is most compared with Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Talend Open Studio and Palantir Foundry, whereas Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog is most compared with AWS Glue, Collibra Catalog, Denodo, Alation Data Catalog and Talend Data Management Platform.
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