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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    Azure Blob Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Azure Data Factory

    91%
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    Azure Blob Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Azure Data Factory

    83%
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    7 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    Azure Blob Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Azure Data Factory

    87%
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    5 Ratings

    Metadata management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings

    Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings

    feature 1

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Data Governance

    Azure Blob Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Azure Data Factory

    80%
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Azure Blob Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Azure Data Factory is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Azure Blob Storage

    88%
    8 Ratings
    9.3

    Azure Data Factory

    93%
    7 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Azure Blob Storage

    90%
    6 Ratings
    7.0

    Azure Data Factory

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Blob Storage is well suited for cases where you are working with different data formats and looking for cost-effective storage solutions based on access frequency. Another area of strength is the encryption of data at rest, and encryption can be managed on your own. However, it may not be appropriate for transferring large data very fast.
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    Microsoft

    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.
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    Pros

    Microsoft

    • Ease of use both through Azure Portal as well as API.
    • Cost-effective solution for storing a large amount of data compared to other storage solutions.
    • Scalability, Security, and Performance are the other key aspects of Azure Blob Storage that are easily manageable through Admin Console.
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    Microsoft

    • It allows copying data from various types of data sources like on-premise files, Azure Database, Excel, JSON, Azure Synapse, API, etc. to the desired destination.
    • We can use linked service in multiple pipeline/data load.
    • It also allows the running of SSIS & SSMS packages which makes it an easy-to-use ETL & ELT tool.
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    Cons

    Microsoft

    • Unstructured data makes it harder to conceptualize what we have but with partners like Panzura that has been a non-issue for us.
    • Not always easy to understand the different models or tiers you can pick from when purchasing.
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    Microsoft

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Blob Storage

    Starting Price

    $0.0,081 per GB/per month

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Blob Storage editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Block Blobs$0.00811
    Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00812
    Managed Discs$1.543
    Files$0.0584

    Footnotes

    1. per GB/per month
    2. per GB/per month
    3. per month
    4. per GB/per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Azure Data Factory

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Data Factory editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      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.
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      Microsoft

      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
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      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      We are affiliated with Azure so Azure Storage is our only choice but I have worked with other storage resources of Azure like Azure Data Lake Storage. Both are good and robust storage resource but they differ in the application that they do best
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      Microsoft

      The easy integration with other Microsoft software as well as high processing speed, very flexible cost, and high level of security of Microsoft Azure products and services stack up against other similar products.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
      • Allowed us to store files securely.
      • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
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      Microsoft

      • It is very useful and make things easier
      • Debugging can improve
      • Its better suited than other products with the same objective
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