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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.9 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

Tableau Prep

Great for pulling in multiple files to combine and clean for an output file for further analysis. Not good if you need to query your database for a data set to review and prep for analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.7
Tableau Prep
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Tableau Prep
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.4
Tableau Prep

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.3
Tableau Prep
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
8.9
Tableau Prep
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.6
Tableau Prep

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.6
Tableau Prep
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.4
Tableau Prep
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
8.0
Tableau Prep
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
8.4
Tableau Prep
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
8.5
Tableau Prep
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
8.2
Tableau Prep
feature 1
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Tableau Prep

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
8.4
Tableau Prep
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.7
Tableau Prep
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
8.0
Tableau Prep

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

Tableau Prep

  • Easy to use
  • Integrates perfectly with Tableau
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

Tableau Prep

  • Automated flows.
  • Bug fixes with updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a valuable tool for generating and cleaning files for multiple purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 6.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Live connections to cloud services (Google Sheets for example) and cloud hosted databases (cloud hosted SIS for example) for scheduled flows are not supported
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

Tableau Prep

Tabluea prep was much better than Spotfire for syncing data.
Todd Coble | 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

Tableau Prep

  • Quicker invoicing.
  • Quicker updates of financials.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

Tableau Prep

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory
8.9
Tableau Prep
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Data Factory
Tableau Prep
8.0

Usability

Azure Data Factory
Tableau Prep
7.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
Tableau Prep
6.4

Implementation Rating

Azure Data Factory
Tableau Prep
6.0

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