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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.1 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

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform is very well suited if you have common data sources like Oracle, SAP, MS SQL, etc.. Still, if there are a bit more obscure, then you need to purchase additional connectors to connect to those data sources. It is well suited when you don't have a business team with strong technical/coding background as the drag and drop interface makes creating jobs and scheduling them quite easy.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.7
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAS Data Management Platform
6.0

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.3
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
8.9
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.6
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.6
SAS Data Management Platform
6.4
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.4
SAS Data Management Platform
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
8.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
8.5
SAS Data Management Platform
5.0
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
8.2
SAS Data Management Platform
2.0
feature 1
Azure Data Factory
9.0
SAS Data Management Platform
7.0

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
8.4
SAS Data Management Platform
8.5
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.7
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
8.0
SAS Data Management Platform
8.0

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

SAS Data Management Platform

  • Easy to use even for non-technical people
  • Connects to a variety of data sources
  • Statistical transformations available as part of the module
  • Graphical drag & drop interface
Ravi Lagu | 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 Data Management Platform

  • Requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres.
  • Debugging errors from the logs is a complicated process.
  • E-mail alert system is very primitive and needs customization to make it more modern,
  • Cannot send SMS alerts for jobs.
Ravi Lagu | 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 Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SAS Tech Support is one of the best tech supports available. Not only do they respond faster, but they also have a global 24x7 support team that helps in case of production server issues. The staff is quite knowledgable and accommodating. They help you via e-mail, phone, or even WebEx if the issue demands. The solutions they provide are quite detailed and easy to implement even for someone who hasn't worked on SAS.
Ravi Lagu | 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

SAS Data Management Platform

SAS Data Management Platform requires third-party drivers to connect to common data sources like SFDC, MS SQL, Postgres. Has almost all features present as compared to the alternatives we evaluated. On top of it, SAS offered statistical transformations and strong metadata management. SAS Data Management Platform was also the most cost-effective solution despite having to purchase a couple of connectors for SAP and Salesforce. The easy of applying security templates was also a feature that can be easily used as compared to others mentioned.
Ravi Lagu | 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

SAS Data Management Platform

  • The platform enabled us to have a single repository of customers to run campaigns on.
  • Feedback from various campaigns is stored in a single database, which makes running A/B analysis easier.
  • Helped improve data quality due to SAS Dataflux being a part of the SAS Data Management Platform.
Ravi Lagu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

SAS Data Management Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory
8.9
SAS Data Management Platform
7.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
SAS Data Management Platform
9.0

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