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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

SAS DataFlux

No answer on this topic is available.

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAS DataFlux
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
8.2
SAS DataFlux
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.6
SAS DataFlux

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAS DataFlux
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
9.1
SAS DataFlux
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.8
SAS DataFlux

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.2
SAS DataFlux
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
7.7
SAS DataFlux
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAS DataFlux
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
6.6
SAS DataFlux

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
7.7
SAS DataFlux
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.1
SAS DataFlux
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
7.2
SAS DataFlux

Pros

Azure Data Factory

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

SAS DataFlux

  • dfPower Studio connects to virtually any data source, and any dfPower Studio user in any department can use dfPower Studio to profile, cleanse, integrate, enrich, monitor, and otherwise improve data quality throughout the enterprise. dfPower Architect, an innovative job flow builder, enables users to build complex management workflows quickly and logically.
  • DataFlux Integration Server supports the ability to run batch dfPower Studio jobs in a client/server environment.
  • DataFlux Integration Server for SAS additionally enables allows SAS programs to invoke DataFlux batch jobs from a SAS program and allows SAS programs to call a business service that was designed in the dfPower Studio client environment.
Robert Goodman | 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

SAS DataFlux

  • DataFlux handled all of our data integration needs. It could be considered pricey when compared to Microsoft's bundled SSIS product.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAS DataFlux

SAS DataFlux 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are happy with the software and its functionality. As a SAS-shop, DataFlux is a logical choice for complex data integration.
Robert Goodman | 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

SAS DataFlux

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

SAS DataFlux

No answers on this topic

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

SAS DataFlux

  • Complex data integration.
  • SAS integration.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

SAS DataFlux

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
SAS DataFlux
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Data Factory
SAS DataFlux
10.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
SAS DataFlux

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