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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Xactly Connect

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Azure Data Factory
8.4
Xactly Connect
5.5
Connect to traditional data sources
Azure Data Factory
8.2
Xactly Connect
7.3
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Azure Data Factory
8.6
Xactly Connect
3.6

Data Transformations

Azure Data Factory
8.4
Xactly Connect
6.5
Simple transformations
Azure Data Factory
9.1
Xactly Connect
7.6
Complex transformations
Azure Data Factory
7.8
Xactly Connect
5.5

Data Modeling

Azure Data Factory
8.2
Xactly Connect
6.8
Data model creation
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Xactly Connect
9.1
Metadata management
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Xactly Connect
7.3
Business rules and workflow
Azure Data Factory
7.7
Xactly Connect
7.3
Collaboration
Azure Data Factory
9.0
Xactly Connect
3.6
Testing and debugging
Azure Data Factory
6.6
Xactly Connect
6.8

Data Governance

Azure Data Factory
7.7
Xactly Connect
2.7
Integration with data quality tools
Azure Data Factory
8.1
Xactly Connect
2.7
Integration with MDM tools
Azure Data Factory
7.2
Xactly Connect
2.7

Pros

Azure Data Factory

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

Xactly Connect

  • Flawless data integration
  • Helpful data checkpoints
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

Xactly Connect

  • 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.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Very user-friendly for a programming tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Data Factory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xactly Connect

Xactly Connect 7.9
Based on 3 answers
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.
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

Xactly Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Xactly Connect

I have not used another product like Xactly Connect.
Anonymous | 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

Xactly Connect

  • Saves us 10+ hours of work on a weekly basis.
  • Ensures that the results are consistent without manual intervention.
Robert Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Data Factory

General

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

Xactly Connect

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
Xactly Connect
7.6

Usability

Azure Data Factory
Xactly Connect
6.7

Performance

Azure Data Factory
Xactly Connect
7.9

Support Rating

Azure Data Factory
7.0
Xactly Connect

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