Azure Data Factory vs. Xactly Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Data Factory
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Data Factory is a service built for all data integration needs and skill levels. It is designed to allow the user to easily construct ETL and ELT processes code-free within the intuitive visual environment, or write one's own code. Visually integrate data sources using more than 80 natively built and maintenance-free connectors at no added cost. Focus on data—the serverless integration service does the rest.N/A
Xactly Connect
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Xactly Connect is a purpose-built platform designed to automate and integrate the secure flow of data from business applications across Xactly solutions. Connect enables organizations to apply custom business logic to data flows and use standardized automation processes to combine Xactly data with internal and external data sources.N/A
Pricing
Azure Data FactoryXactly Connect
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Data FactoryXactly Connect
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Azure Data FactoryXactly Connect
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
9.1
7 Ratings
10% above category average
Xactly Connect
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Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources9.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
8.5
7 Ratings
2% above category average
Xactly Connect
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Ratings
Simple transformations9.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
7.7
7 Ratings
5% below category average
Xactly Connect
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Ratings
Data model creation8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management7.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Azure Data Factory
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Xactly Connect
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools7.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Data FactoryXactly Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(7 ratings)
7.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Data FactoryXactly Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Well-suited Scenarios for Azure Data Factory (ADF): When an organization has data sources spread across on-premises databases and cloud storage solutions, I think Azure Data Factory is excellent for integrating these sources. Azure Data Factory's integration with Azure Databricks allows it to handle large-scale data transformations effectively, leveraging the power of distributed processing. For regular ETL or ELT processes that need to run at specific intervals (daily, weekly, etc.), I think Azure Data Factory's scheduling capabilities are very handy. Less Appropriate Scenarios for Azure Data Factory: Real-time Data Streaming - Azure Data Factory is primarily batch-oriented. Simple Data Copy Tasks - For straightforward data copy tasks without the need for transformation or complex workflows, in my opinion, using Azure Data Factory might be overkill; simpler tools or scripts could suffice. Advanced Data Science Workflows: While Azure Data Factory can handle data prep and transformation, in my experience, it's not designed for in-depth data science tasks. I think for advanced analytics, machine learning, or statistical modeling, integration with specialized tools would be necessary.
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Xactly Corp
When the client has source data in Salesforce, Workday or flat files, it works really well. If the client has too much data, it can be really slow or require lots of preprocessing. It's often better to do as much of the calculations as you can in the configuration rather than on the Xactly Connect side. So that regular comp admins with Incent Connect training but no Xactly Connect are able to make changes.
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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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Xactly Corp
  • Flawless data integration
  • Helpful data checkpoints
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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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Xactly Corp
  • SQL isn't the same syntax in Connect as it is in Sequal Server Management Studio, making it difficult for communities outside of Xactly to help with certain issues.
  • Sometimes the scheduling part of the tool does not work as expected, but over all it is consistent.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Xactly Corp
Very user-friendly for a programming tool.
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Performance
Microsoft
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Xactly Corp
Xactly is a very helpful tool ensuring appropriate and correct data is used when calculating commissions. The interface loads timely, but it is not intuitive to use. The learning curve to be proficient in Xactly takes a significant amount of time.
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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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Xactly Corp
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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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Xactly Corp
I have not used another product like Xactly Connect.
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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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Xactly Corp
  • Saves us 10+ hours of work on a weekly basis.
  • Ensures that the results are consistent without manual intervention.
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