Azure Data Factory vs. BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Data Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Data Factory is a service built for all data integration needs and skill levels. It is designed to allow the user to easily construct ETL and ELT processes code-free within the intuitive visual environment, or write one's own code. Visually integrate data sources using more than 80 natively built and maintenance-free connectors at no added cost. Focus on data—the serverless integration service does the rest.N/A
BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
BusinessObjects Data Integrator was an ETL tool, acquired by BusinessObjects from the company Acta, where the tool was known as ActaWorks. After SAP's acquisition of BusinessObjects, the tool was discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
9.1
7 Ratings
10% above category average
BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources9.27 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.07 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
8.4
7 Ratings
0% above category average
BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Simple transformations9.27 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Complex transformations7.77 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
7.8
7 Ratings
5% below category average
BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
7.6
1 Ratings
7% below category average
Data model creation8.45 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Metadata management7.66 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Business rules and workflow7.67 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration7.36 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.67 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
BusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Integration with data quality tools7.57 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(7 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Data FactoryBusinessObjects Data Integrator (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Well-suited Scenarios for Azure Data Factory (ADF): When an organization has data sources spread across on-premises databases and cloud storage solutions, I think Azure Data Factory is excellent for integrating these sources. Azure Data Factory's integration with Azure Databricks allows it to handle large-scale data transformations effectively, leveraging the power of distributed processing. For regular ETL or ELT processes that need to run at specific intervals (daily, weekly, etc.), I think Azure Data Factory's scheduling capabilities are very handy. Less Appropriate Scenarios for Azure Data Factory: Real-time Data Streaming - Azure Data Factory is primarily batch-oriented. Simple Data Copy Tasks - For straightforward data copy tasks without the need for transformation or complex workflows, in my opinion, using Azure Data Factory might be overkill; simpler tools or scripts could suffice. Advanced Data Science Workflows: While Azure Data Factory can handle data prep and transformation, in my experience, it's not designed for in-depth data science tasks. I think for advanced analytics, machine learning, or statistical modeling, integration with specialized tools would be necessary.
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Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.
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Pros
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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  • Processing business validations on the input data set.
  • Scheduling and notification using the Admin console tool.
  • Code management across group of developers.
  • Simple deployment process across environment.
  • Ability to deploy stand alone jobs to automate task. Integration with OS and support for variety of data bases.
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Cons
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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  • Writing custom components is a complex process.
  • Along with ETL BODI should have some data quality integration.
  • Ready documentation of the code and inbuilt commenting on components.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Discontinued Products
It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
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Support Rating
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
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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Discontinued Products
It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line
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Return on Investment
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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Discontinued Products
  • It was a packaged purchase of BO toolset including BOXI and BODI.
  • Optimized performance for integrating different data sources.
  • Simple and easy setup and maintenance cost.
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