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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Data Source Connection, Data Modeling
  • SAS Data Management Platform ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Data Transformations, Data Governance

Data Source Connection

9.1

Azure Data Factory

91%
8.0

SAS Data Management Platform

80%
Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 1/2 features

Connect to traditional data sources

9.3
93%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL

8.8
88%
7 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Data Transformations

8.4

Azure Data Factory

84%
9.0

SAS Data Management Platform

90%
Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 1/2 features

Simple transformations

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Complex transformations

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Data Modeling

8.7

Azure Data Factory

87%
6.4

SAS Data Management Platform

64%
Azure Data Factory ranks higher in 4/6 features

Data model creation

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Metadata management

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Business rules and workflow

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Collaboration

9.1
91%
6 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Testing and debugging

8.6
86%
7 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

feature 1

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Data Governance

8.1

Azure Data Factory

81%
8.5

SAS Data Management Platform

85%
SAS Data Management Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

Integration with data quality tools

8.2
82%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integration with MDM tools

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Data Factory is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • SAS Data Management Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Azure Data Factory

90%
7 Ratings
7.0

SAS Data Management Platform

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Azure Data Factory

70%
2 Ratings
9.0

SAS Data Management Platform

90%
2 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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SAS

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.
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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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SAS

  • 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
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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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SAS

  • 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.
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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

    SAS Data Management Platform

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAS Data Management Platform 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

      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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      SAS

      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.
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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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      SAS

      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.
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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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      SAS

      • 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.
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