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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Source Connection

    9.1

    Azure Data Factory

    91%

    Tableau Prep

    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%

    Tableau Prep

    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%

    Tableau Prep

    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%

    Tableau Prep

    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

    • Azure Data Factory is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Azure Data Factory and Tableau Prep are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Azure Data Factory

    90%
    7 Ratings
    9.0

    Tableau Prep

    90%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Prep

    80%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Tableau Prep

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Azure Data Factory

    70%
    2 Ratings
    5.5

    Tableau Prep

    55%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Data Factory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Tableau Prep

    60%
    1 Rating

    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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    Tableau

    If your data sets are coming in without much stewardship then Tableau Prep can help to clean the data before you start trying to create visualizations for your end users. You will save a lot of time this way - rather than seeing problems once you are creating dashboards. If you don't have large data sets or your data is relatively simple, then Tableau Prep may not be needed.
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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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    Tableau

    • Display the raw data coming in from the data warehouse
    • Point out situations that might be erroneous
    • Show the distribution of raw data figures
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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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    Tableau

    • Use of Macros within Workflow (and more types of automation)
    • Join Editor also giving a SQL Update Query
    • More types of visuals
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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

      Tableau Prep

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Tableau Prep 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        Tableau

        It is a valuable tool for generating and cleaning files for multiple purposes.
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        Usability

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        Tableau

        It works well and is user friendly for the basics but needs more options for bring in data (using SQL queries for example) and export format options.
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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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        Tableau

        I have not really had to reach out for any kind of customer support for Tableau Prep, so I can't really say. However, the support that Tableau has given for their other products has been great, so I would assume it would be the same here. They are also constantly adding new features and providing software updates, and that is always a plus.
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        Implementation Rating

        Microsoft

        No answers on this topic

        Tableau

        Live connections to cloud services (Google Sheets for example) and cloud hosted databases (cloud hosted SIS for example) for scheduled flows are not supported
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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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        Tableau

        Before Prep, we had to do all the data joining and connecting in a Tableau Workbook. Not only did this cause workbooks connected with live data to run frustratingly slowly, a new connection and set-up had to be established every time a new workbook as created, even if you were working with the same data. The extracts produced by Prep allow several workbooks to be working from the same data set-up without any additional work, saving time and stress.
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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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        Tableau

        • Quicker data sets for online reports
        • More efficient data cleaning Ad Hoc reports
        • Costly if using data management to schedule data pull and cleaning (priced per viewer accounts not creator accounts)
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