12 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory

If you are just getting started and all your data is resident in the Azure cloud, then Azure Data Factory is likely to work fine without having to jump through too many hoops. However, in a hybrid environment (which is most of them these days), ADF will likely need a leg up. It works well for scheduling and basic scheduling/orchestration tasks, but the feature set is not at a level with SSIS (which has been around for 15 years so...). As ADF now supports deploying SSIS, it is also a good candidate if large amounts of your data are resident in the Azure cloud and you have an existing SSIS investment in code and licensing. We are using it in a hybrid fashion for the data warehouse and will slowly transition over to ADF as the feature set improves. We are also using it for cloud-native applications that only require supplemental data from on-prem resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

Great tool for ETL with the ability to integrate with SAP products seamlessly. Supports Big data integration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.4
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
8.2
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.6
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.4
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
9.1
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.8
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
10.0

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.2
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.6
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
7.0
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
7.7
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
9.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
6.6
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
7.7
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.1
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
7.2
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Pros

Azure Data Factory

  • Cloud-based
  • Fast
  • Reliable
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

BusinessObjects Data Integrator 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good ETL tool to use if you are SAP shop and looking for a simple and elegant solution for automation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure Data Factory

I'd chose data factory because its very easy to use, its UI is beautiful, it's library for .net is very useful and it lives within the microsoft ecosystem.
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

It is a good package tool with SAP BO set of product line
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Data Factory

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

BusinessObjects Data Integrator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory
8.5
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Usability

Azure Data Factory
BusinessObjects Data Integrator
8.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
BusinessObjects Data Integrator

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