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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory

If you are just getting started and all your data is resident in the Azure cloud, then Azure Data Factory is likely to work fine without having to jump through too many hoops. However, in a hybrid environment (which is most of them these days), ADF will likely need a leg up. It works well for scheduling and basic scheduling/orchestration tasks, but the feature set is not at a level with SSIS (which has been around for 15 years so...). As ADF now supports deploying SSIS, it is also a good candidate if large amounts of your data are resident in the Azure cloud and you have an existing SSIS investment in code and licensing. We are using it in a hybrid fashion for the data warehouse and will slowly transition over to ADF as the feature set improves. We are also using it for cloud-native applications that only require supplemental data from on-prem resources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration is easy to use and learn. Talend Data Integration can perform bulk data migrations of up to a few million records without any issues. We have not tried it or had use case which required more than a few million records at a time. It works particularly well with databases and CRM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.4
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
8.2
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.6
Talend Data Integration
10.0

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.4
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
9.1
Talend Data Integration
10.0
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.7
Talend Data Integration
10.0

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.2
Talend Data Integration
6.1
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Talend Data Integration
8.0
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
7.7
Talend Data Integration
9.0
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Talend Data Integration
1.0
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
6.5
Talend Data Integration
3.4

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
7.7
Talend Data Integration
7.5
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.1
Talend Data Integration
7.0
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
7.2
Talend Data Integration
8.0

Pros

Azure Data Factory

  • Cloud-based
  • Fast
  • Reliable
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • JSON parsing, if you are into highly nested JSON object parsing Talend has the ability to display the structure of JSON and allows you to define the extraction logic in the metadata. Same with XML source.
  • Customization, For mostly all ETL work you will have a component in Talend. And in case you have a very specific requirement you can end up easily designing a custom component that you can code and reuse and share with others.
  • Talend has a connectivity option to almost all the databases (relational or NOSQ)L and sources available. It also has generic JDBC/ ODBC drivers in case you need it.
  • I like the ease of deployment across environment (DEV and PROD) with the use of context variables.
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

Talend Data Integration

  • Syncing with Git should be made easier
  • Can face issues with certain big data spaces
  • Support find it difficult to resolve complex issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
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

Talend Data Integration

Talend Data Integration 5.9
Based on 5 answers
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Data Factory

I'd chose data factory because its very easy to use, its UI is beautiful, it's library for .net is very useful and it lives within the microsoft ecosystem.
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

Talend is much versatile in assimilating various different business use cases. It covers more functionality and is packed with tons of features to explore. It has the ability to fine tune to each project, and not be a one-fits all solution. Problems with Excel, is that it is not suited for large projects, collaboration work. Alteryx is a very costly alternative.
Sanket Bharaswadkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Data Factory

  • It is very useful and make things easier
  • Debugging can improve
  • Its better suited than other products with the same objective
Marco Urrea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Talend Data Integration

  • Easy to build complex data transformations.
  • Licensing model isn't that flexible.
  • Memory mangement for huge volumes of information. You have to modify ETL designs to handle it properly.
Josep Coves Barreiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

Talend Data Integration

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Data Factory
8.5
Talend Data Integration
5.3

Usability

Azure Data Factory
Talend Data Integration
9.0

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
Talend Data Integration
5.9

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