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Score 8.9 out of 100

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

SAP BW/4HANA

Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is well suited are retail industry, supply chain, finance, warehouse, stocking processes, BI, [and] some finance analytics reporting. Some scenarios where SAP BW/4HANA is less appropriate [is when] relational queries are needed [and] in some small business with infrastructure limitations. Another scenario that is less appropriate is for ABAP processes requirements.
Mirian Pitti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAP BW/4HANA
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.3
SAP BW/4HANA
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
8.9
SAP BW/4HANA
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.6
SAP BW/4HANA

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.6
SAP BW/4HANA
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
8.0
SAP BW/4HANA
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
8.5
SAP BW/4HANA
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
8.2
SAP BW/4HANA
feature 1
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAP BW/4HANA

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAP BW/4HANA
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.7
SAP BW/4HANA
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
8.0
SAP BW/4HANA

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

SAP BW/4HANA

  • High speed data warehouse regardless of data volumes.
  • Excellent integration with SAP systems and Data sets.
  • Simplified data modelling due to columnar data base.
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

SAP BW/4HANA

  • Enterprise license pricing is very expensive and run-time license limits the usefulness of the tool.
  • Integration with SAP Analytics cloud for write-back to BW/4HANA. Live connection is only read from SAC.
  • Make run-time licenses more useful.
Robert Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SAP BW/4HANA requires specialized skillsets around data warehouse modeling and the access to data, however the modeling capabilities are intuitive and have now become accessible to both SAP and non-SAP data warehouse specialists. This new model allows for Interchangeable skillsets and access to a broader pool of experts throughout the industry, as well as easier access to data.
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

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP BW/4HANA 9.3
Based on 9 answers
SAP Max Attention and general support for SAP BW/4HANA is broadly available. Truth to be told, MaxAttention has a premium cost but brings great engineers. So this being an enterprise capability and extremely critical, we did not consider cost as the main factor since support works well. Just keep that in mind when making your selection.
Anonymous | 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

SAP BW/4HANA

SAP Analytics Cloud is complemented by SAP BW/4 HANA through connectors that work in real-time and allow the display of indicator information in interactive and user-friendly visualizations.SAP Data Services integrates with BW/4 HANA allowing to automate the loading of information in the system taking as a data source a wide variety of platforms.
Martin Lopez | 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

SAP BW/4HANA

  • Faster turn-around to enhancements
  • End users can query structures that are not limited to multi-dimensional models.
  • Performance improvements means that business user can do more in the same time compared to traditional BW
Mark Villazon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

SAP BW/4HANA

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory
8.9
SAP BW/4HANA
9.4

Usability

Azure Data Factory
SAP BW/4HANA
9.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
SAP BW/4HANA
9.3

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