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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage

For cold backups, archive data, and if you need cheap online storage that will not be regularly accessed. Also very good for streaming videos or audio files, for example, if you have an online education portal, you can store all the video files in Blob storage and then just load them on your website. The same applies for storing website content, pdfs, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

Suitable for virtually any scenario that involves working with linked Service, so that it is possible to connect Azure Data Factory to storage services for SQL data in the cloud, and that it is possible to access them at any time. Serves to make the information much cleaner and have the desired formats and structures in case of working with time tracking or general employee work tracking applications, so it is easy to create accurate and aesthetically acceptable analysis for general tracking software. It is extremely useful if you do not have any data server service, as Azure Data Factory has the ability to maintain almost 90 different data connectors without the need to use a server.
Murray Clear | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.7
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
9.1
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.4

Data Transformations

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.3
Simple transformations
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.9
Complex transformations
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
7.7

Data Modeling

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.6
Data model creation
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
9.4
Metadata management
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.0
Business rules and workflow
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.5
Collaboration
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.5
Testing and debugging
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.3
feature 1
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
9.0

Data Governance

Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.4
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.7
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Blob Storage
Azure Data Factory
8.1

Pros

Azure Blob Storage

  • Reduced cost. We were able to reduce our storage infrastructure by several hundred terabytes by consolidating redundant copies and dedupe/compression on files.
  • Extremely high level of redundancy. We can replicate data in a variety of ways that we would never have been capable of on our own hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

  • Easy to create ETL workflows
  • Pre-defined templates to design the pipelines
  • Easy to create schedules to run the pipelines
  • Fast and reliable
  • Interactive user interface with drag/drop and multiple useful options on the dashboard
  • Easy integration with other Azure services
Panav Beri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Blob Storage

  • One thing we wish was done better is more guidance for building it out from day one. We did not know what we were doing and until we hired an implementation person that understood what we wanted to do. We spent a lot of time and money doing things over several times.
  • Help customers hook up with talented (local) implementation specialists would be great.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

  • Limited source/sink (target) connectors depending on which area of Azure Data Factory you are using.
  • Does not yet have parity with SSIS as far as the transforms available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory 7.0
Based on 2 answers
We have not had need to engage with Microsoft much on Azure Data Factory, but they have been responsive and helpful when needed. This being said, we have not had a major emergency or outage requiring their intervention. The score of seven is a representation that they have done well for now, but have not proved out their support for a significant issue
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob is the only major cloud object storage platform that we use today.
Michael Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

SSIS was used for on-premise SQL work, Azure data factory is required to unlock the full potential of Azure connected databases. The ease of configuration and the ability to schedule workflows solved so many data integration issues at speed. Without investing in ADF we would not have achieved the level of data integration we have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Blob Storage

  • Azure Blob Storage is just way cheaper than anything we could afford to do on-prem. Forecasting spend is way easier with predictable growth than it is with large capital expenditures every few years, and that ability to grow or shrink dynamically is simplifies things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Data Factory

  • Facilitate better decision-making and improve business processes.
  • Optimize business process outcomes by increasing internal efficiency and operational effectiveness.
  • Boosts revenue growth while improving business process agility.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
  1. per GB/per month
  2. per month
  3. per GB/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Azure Data Factory Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Blob Storage
9.8
Azure Data Factory
8.9

Support Rating

Azure Blob Storage
8.0
Azure Data Factory
7.0

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