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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    9.1

    Azure Data Factory

    91%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Connect to traditional data sources

    9.3
    93%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

    8.8
    88%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Transformations

    8.4

    Azure Data Factory

    84%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Simple transformations

    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Complex transformations

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Modeling

    8.7

    Azure Data Factory

    87%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Data model creation

    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Metadata management

    8.3
    83%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business rules and workflow

    8.4
    84%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    9.1
    91%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Testing and debugging

    8.6
    86%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    feature 1

    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Governance

    8.1

    Azure Data Factory

    81%

    SAP BW/4HANA

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Integration with data quality tools

    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with MDM tools

    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAP BW/4HANA is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Azure Data Factory

    90%
    7 Ratings
    9.1

    SAP BW/4HANA

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SAP BW/4HANA

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Azure Data Factory

    70%
    2 Ratings
    9.7

    SAP BW/4HANA

    97%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    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.
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    SAP

    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.
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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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    SAP

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

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Azure Data Factory

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Data Factory editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SAP BW/4HANA

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SAP BW/4HANA editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Usability

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        SAP

        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.
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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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        SAP

        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.
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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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        SAP

        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.
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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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        SAP

        • 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
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