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Likelihood to Recommend

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

Well suited:* simple reports for simple users ("big button-users", mostly managers or CEOs)* analyze date in cubes (finding "most important customer-group", finding "outliers" / "exceptions"; seeing historical development of...)Less appropriate: * beautiful reports for the general public! Be it paper, be it in electronic form (online)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
9.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.4
IBM Cognos Analytics

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
8.9
IBM Cognos Analytics
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.6
IBM Cognos Analytics

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
8.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
8.2
IBM Cognos Analytics
feature 1
Azure Data Factory
9.0
IBM Cognos Analytics

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
8.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
8.0
IBM Cognos Analytics

BI Standard Reporting

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Publish to Web
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Publish to PDF
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Versioning
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Predictive Analytics
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3

Access Control and Security

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Dedicated Android Application
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
REST API
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Javascript API
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
iFrames
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Java API
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Azure Data Factory
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.1

Pros

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • What IBM Cognos does really well is provide precise data that may otherwise be hard to retrieve from your primary accounting software. While doing so, it organizes this data such that it becomes much more meaningful to analyze.
  • IBM Cognos also does a fantastic job through the Query Studio module to give certain users the ability to create simple reports and modify existing reports, this allows the flexibility a user needs in getting the intended data.
  • IBM Cognos also provides the ability to utilize a BI tool for complicated reporting requirements or in cases when there are many data dependencies that exist. This BI tool enables Cognos to tackle many organizational and data challenges that companies face in the industry.
Nabeel Chohan | 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

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • With the upgrade from Cognos 10 to Cognos 11, there were a lot of features, like run schedule once, weren't brought over to the newest version of Report Studio.
  • I felt like they were trying to chase Tableau and Qlik with dashboarding rather than focusing on their bread and butter of Report Studio or which other Business Intelligence tools don't do very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.9
Based on 23 answers
For an existing solution, renewing licenses does provide a good return on investment. Additionally, while rolling out scorecards and dashboards with little adhoc capabilities, to end users, cognos is very easily scalable. It also allows to create a solution that has a mix of OLAP and relational data-sources, which is a limitation with other tools. Synchronizing with existing security setup is easy too.
Sachin Karkun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.5
Based on 6 answers
We have a strong user base (3500 users) that are highly utilizing this tool. Basic users are able to consume content within the applied security model. We have a set of advanced users that really push the limits of Cognos with Report and Query Studio. These users have created a lot of personal content and stored it in 'My Reports'. Users enjoy this flexibility.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Reports can typically be viewed through any browser that can access the server, so the availability is ultimately up to what the company utilizing it is comfortable with allowing, though report development tends to be more picky about browsers and settings as mentioned above. It also has an optional iPad app and general mobile browsing support, but dashboards lack the mobile compatibility. What keeps it from getting a higher score is the desktop tools that are vital to the development process. The compatibility with only Windows when the server has a wide range of compatibility can be a real sore point for a company that outfits its employees exclusively with Mac or Linux machines. Of course, if they are planning on outsourcing the development anyways, it's a rather moot point
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Overall no major complaints but it doesn't handle DMR (Dimensionally Modeled for Relational) very well. DMR modelling is a capability that IBM Cognos Framework Manager provides allowing you to specify dimensional information for relational metadata and allows for OLAP-style queries. However, the capability is not very efficient and, for example, if I'm using only 2 columns on a 20-column model, the software is not smart enough to exclude 18 columns and the query side gets progressively larger and larger until it's effectively unusable.
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | 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

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 answers
Why is their web application not working as fast as you think it should? They never know, and it is always a a bunch of shots in the dark to find out. Trying to download software from them is like trying to find a book at the library before computers were invented.
Jonathan Kyrlach | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Onsite training provided by IBM Cognos was effective and as expected. They did not perform training with our data which was a bit difficult for our end-users.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The online courses they offer are thorough and presented in such a way that someone who isn't already familiar with the general design methodologies used in this field will be capable of making a good design. The training environments are provided as a fully self contained virtual machine with everything needed already to create the environments. We've had some persisting issues with the environments becoming unavailable, but support has been responsive when these issues arise and straightening them out for us
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 answers
Make sure that any custom tables that you have, are built into your metadata packages. You can still access them via SQL queries in Cognos, but it is much easier to have them as a part of the available metadata packages.
Toni McKee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

Although Tableau has certain advantages, mostly in its best in class visualization capabilities, Cognos is catching up. Most of the other advantages of Tableau Desktop have been addressed in more recent versions of Cognos, for instance the ability to ingest personal data sources, self-service modeling, and improved dashboarding/visualization features. Tableau still lacks a centralized metadata and governance model and requires a bit more effort to implement at the enterprise level. Also, Cognos is still best in breed for standardized reporting, which is always a crucial need for organizations. More requirements can be centrally addressed by Cognos, but it is unlikely any organization will have just one BI tool.
Albert Valdez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Cognos architecture is well suited for scalability. However, the architecture must be designed with scalability in mind from day one of the implementation. We recently upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2.1 and took the opportunity to revamp our architecture. It is now poised for future growth and scalability.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • (+) increased efficiency: Less time trying to figure out how to do something w/ another BI tool that may seem impossible -- Cognos will be able to do it 99% of the time
  • (-) increased training required: Training for Cognos had to be longer and more intensive than other BI tools. For example, my team members go through a week long 8-hour/day class and it was just enough to scratch the surface. A good base if required, but real world experience is the only way to become a Cognos pro.
  • (-) more end-user training: We do mostly canned reports with Cognos, so out end-users must be trainied. It is much harder to train them with Cognos than other BI tools. This is why I only turn to Cognos if I cannot accomplish my goal in another tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

IBM Cognos Analytics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

IBM Cognos Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On Demand Standard$15.001
On Demand Plus$35.001
On Demand Premium$70.001
  1. Per User/Per Month
SaaS Edition
On Cloud HostedContact for quote
    Additional Pricing Details
    30-day free trial available.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure Data Factory
    8.9
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9

    Usability

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5

    Reliability and Availability

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6

    Performance

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Azure Data Factory
    7.0
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    In-Person Training

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7

    Online Training

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    Scalability

    Azure Data Factory
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0

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