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Microsoft ETL & Data Integration

On this page we present an abstract of our recently updated, independent ETL & Data Integration research on the software vendor Microsoft and its product portfolio (such as Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory). Microsoft ETL & Data Integration scores better in our survey than SAS but slightly worse than Informatica. Microsoft is the strongest in data integration and the least strong in master data management. Within the context of ETL & Data Integration, we have researched the pros and cons of Microsoft Products, and arranged them by topic (DI, extract transform load, data replication and data quality). We also display the key functionalities of the software products like Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory et cetera.

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How does Microsoft ETL & Data Integration perform on certain components?

Score of Microsoft Products software.Figure 1: Scorecard of the Data Integration provider Microsoft. A maximum of 100% can be obtained. Reference: the ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022. Do you want to take a deep dive into our research design? Check out our buyers guide for ETL & Data Integration.

In our study we looked in detail at the different products of Microsoft ETL & Data Integration software. More than 290 criteria were used in the process. The bar graph below shows the scores (on a scale of 1-5) of Microsoft Products. Please note that Passionned Group is 100% independent of the software vendors in the study. We are not a reseller, we do not make deals or have any legal ties to the vendor. Among other things, we help and advise organizations in selecting the right ETL & Data Integration platform.

The Microsoft analysis has been established by collecting large amounts of publicly accessible data and from there it was scrutinized in detail. More than 1,768 documents have been scanned from this software vendor in recent times. In this process both algorithms and the critical eye of a senior Data Integration expert played an important role in performing the validation.

Microsoft and their complete ETL & Data Integration product portfolio

Microsoft carries (a minimum of) 23 products in the field of ETL & Data Integration. Based on relevance we list the products of Microsoft below:

What is Microsoft Products?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we display the details of Microsoft Products, including some of its features and any related products. This product group consists of Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory, Data Factory, Microsoft Azure, Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Dataverse, DQS, Azure Databricks, Azure Purview, Azure Data Studio, Azure Data Catalog, Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Sql Server Replication, Sql Data Sync, Azure Data Explorer, Azure Data Services, Azure Integration Services, Sql Server Data Quality, Sql Server Database Replication, Azure Data Warehouse and Azure SQL Server Replication. Microsoft Products can be best defined by the following features:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Microsoft Products? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 2, 3 and 4: Various figures show the operation of Microsoft Products. Click on an image to make it bigger.

What is Sql Server Integration Services?

This product is also known as: SSIS

In this part, we provide a description of Sql Server Integration Services, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Sql Server Integration Services? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Sql Server Integration Services in action
Figure 5, 6 and 7: These three images give a first impression of Sql Server Integration Services. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Factory?

In this paragraph, we describe Azure Data Factory, including some of its features and any related products. The product Azure Data Factory can be best characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Azure Data Factory? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 8, 9 and 10: Several images show the operation of Azure Data Factory. Click on an image to magnify.

What is Data Factory?

In this section, we report the (main) characteristics of Data Factory, including some of its features and any related products. Data Factory can be best characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all elements (100+) of Data Factory? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 11, 12 and 13: Several images show the operation of Data Factory. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of Microsoft Azure, including some of its features and any related products. The Microsoft Azure can be best defined by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of Microsoft Azure? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 14, 15 and 16: Overlying figures show the operation of Microsoft Azure. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Lake?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we display the details of Azure Data Lake, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all the functions (100+) of Azure Data Lake? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 17, 18 and 19: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Azure Data Lake. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Synapse Analytics?

In this part, we give you insight in the key behaviors of Azure Synapse Analytics, including some of its features and any related products. The product Azure Synapse Analytics can be defined by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all properties (100+) of Azure Synapse Analytics? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 20, 21 and 22: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Azure Synapse Analytics. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Microsoft Dataverse?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe Microsoft Dataverse, including some of its features and any related products. Microsoft Dataverse can be best characterized by the following features:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Microsoft Dataverse? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 23, 24 and 25: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Microsoft Dataverse. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is DQS?

In this section, we portrait DQS, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all the functionalities (100+) of DQS? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 26, 27 and 28: These three images give a first impression of DQS. Click on an image to make it bigger.

What is Azure Databricks?

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of Azure Databricks, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be characterized by the following characteristics:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all properties (100+) of Azure Databricks? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 29, 30 and 31: Overlying figures show the operation of Azure Databricks. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Purview?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Azure Purview, including some of its features and any related products. The Azure Purview can be best defined by the following properties:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of Azure Purview? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure Purview in action
Figure 32, 33 and 34: Various figures show the operation of Azure Purview. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Studio?

In this paragraph, we describe Azure Data Studio, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best characterized by the following functionalities:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Azure Data Studio? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure Data Studio in action
Figure 35, 36 and 37: Several images show the operation of Azure Data Studio. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Catalog?

In this section, we portrait Azure Data Catalog, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Azure Data Catalog? Then order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure Data Catalog in action
Figure 38, 39 and 40: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Azure Data Catalog. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Microsoft Power Platform?

Under this heading, we provide a description of Microsoft Power Platform, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be characterized by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Microsoft Power Platform? Download directly our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 41, 42 and 43: These three images give a first impression of Microsoft Power Platform. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Microsoft Sql Server Replication?

This product is also known as: Sql Server Replication

In this paragraph, we provide a description of Microsoft Sql Server Replication, including some of its features and any related products. Microsoft Sql Server Replication can be best defined by the following functionalities:

Are you curious about all features (100+) of Microsoft Sql Server Replication? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 44, 45 and 46: Overlying figures show the operation of Microsoft Sql Server Replication. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Sql Data Sync?

In this paragraph, we report the (main) characteristics of Sql Data Sync, including some of its features and any related products. The Sql Data Sync can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all characteristics (100+) of Sql Data Sync? Open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Sql Data Sync in action
Figure 47, 48 and 49: Overlying figures show the operation of Sql Data Sync. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Explorer?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Azure Data Explorer, including some of its features and any related products. The product Azure Data Explorer can be characterized by the following properties:

Do you want to know everything about all elements (100+) of Azure Data Explorer? In that case open the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure Data Explorer in action
Figure 50, 51 and 52: Overlying figures show the operation of Azure Data Explorer. Click on the image to enlarge it.

What is Azure Data Services?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Azure Data Services, including some of its features and any related products. This product / group of products can be best characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functions (100+) of Azure Data Services? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 53, 54 and 55: Several images show the operation of Azure Data Services. Click on the image to magnify.

What is Azure Integration Services?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we describe the key elements of Azure Integration Services, including some of its features and any related products. This product can be best characterized by the following features:

Are you curious about all elements (100+) of Azure Integration Services? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure Integration Services in action
Figure 56, 57 and 58: Various figures show the operation of Azure Integration Services. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Sql Server Data Quality?

We do not display here all the features but, in this paragraph, we portrait Sql Server Data Quality, including some of its features and any related products. Sql Server Data Quality can be best characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know the intricacies of all the functionalities (100+) of Sql Server Data Quality? Then download our ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 59, 60 and 61: These three images give a first impression of Sql Server Data Quality. Click on an image to enlarge it.

What is Sql Server Database Replication?

Under this heading, we report the (main) characteristics of Sql Server Database Replication, including some of its features and any related products. The Sql Server Database Replication can be characterized by the following features:

Do you want to know everything about all the functionalities (100+) of Sql Server Database Replication? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Sql Server Database Replication in action
Figure 62, 63 and 64: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Sql Server Database Replication. Click on the image to make it bigger.

What is Azure Data Warehouse?

We don’t reveal everything here but, in this paragraph, we describe Azure Data Warehouse, including some of its features and any related products. The Azure Data Warehouse can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you curious about all the functionalities (100+) of Azure Data Warehouse? Download the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Figure 65, 66 and 67: Several images show the operation of Azure Data Warehouse. Click on an image to magnify.

What is Azure SQL Server Replication?

In this section, we provide a description of Azure SQL Server Replication, including some of its features and any related products. The Azure SQL Server Replication can be defined by the following characteristics:

Are you now curious about all elements (100+) of Azure SQL Server Replication? In that case order the ETL & Data Integration Guide™ 2022 here.

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Azure SQL Server Replication in action
Figure 68, 69 and 70: Overlying images illustrate the functionality of Azure SQL Server Replication. Click on the image to make it bigger.

Three recent innovations of Microsoft Products-tools and the version history

Lately, we see a negative development in terms of ETL & Data Integration functionality and support for operating systems, cloud platforms and connectivity. The latest innovations are in the areas of self-service integration > self-service data quality, self-service integration > self-service data management and self-service integration > self-service data warehouse.

We investigated Microsoft’s current releases of its complete ETL & Data Integration proposition. Below we give an overview of the various releases of all available ETL & Data Integration products of Microsoft:

Behind each product we show the version numbers, the most recent versions are mentioned first.

Can you easily determine the licensing costs of Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory?

It is difficult to determine exactly how much a license of Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory costs because it depends on the country, the number of users, the connectors to data sources, and at what point in the year you request a quote. If you do this a few weeks before the end of Microsoft’s fiscal quarter, you may be in for a decent discount. As part of a cloud-first strategy, it makes sense running the software in the cloud. Often you only pay for what you consume in resources. The purchase cost of Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory may not be the most important costs, but maintenance and support do show up in your budget every year.

What makes Microsoft ETL & Data Integration distinctive

In our study, we see that Microsoft in the field of ETL & Data Integration software has several specific features and thus differentiates itself from the competition. This makes Microsoft Products more or less unique: self-service data warehouse, serverless data integration service, self-service data quality, transactional replication and self-service data management.

The advantages and disadvantages of Microsoft Products

Tag cloud of the Microsoft Products software.Figure 71: Tag cloud of the pros and cons of Microsoft ETL & Data Integration

Get to know the key features of Microsoft ETL & Data Integration in the following topic paragraphs. There we describe all the pros and cons of Microsoft ETL & Data Integration, Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory, et cetera. This overview and scores are not rigid: Microsoft can currently work on creating new capabilities. Or a certain feature is not (yet) (well) documented.

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1. Microsoft Data Integration

100%

The vendor Microsoft has an excellent score in our independent ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Data Integration’ (for this section Microsoft comes out as the absolute market leader in our research). The score amounts to 100%, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: data warehouse, data integration platform and data integrity. In doing so, we analyzed the following five products: Azure Data Factory, Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Dataverse and Azure Integration Services. In total, we examined 171 selection criteria within this main theme. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

2. Microsoft Data Quality Management

100%

The vendor Microsoft has an excellent score in our recently updated, independent ETL & Data Integration study on the section ‘Data Quality Management’ (for this section Microsoft comes out as the absolute market leader in our research) with a score of 100%, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data quality, data profiling, data cleansing, data quality rules, address verification, financial data quality and data matching. In total, we examined 29 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Quality Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study 2022. Or learn more about the following topics:

3. Microsoft Data Replication

100%

Microsoft has an excellent score in our objective ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Data Replication’ (for this section Microsoft comes out as the absolute market leader in our research), given that they score 100% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: data synchronization and database replication. In total, we examined 32 features within this discipline. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Replication’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

4. Microsoft Self-service Integration

100%

The company has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Self-service Integration’ (for this section Microsoft comes out as the absolute market leader in our research). The score amounts to 100%, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: self-service data preparation, self-service data integration, self-service data warehouse, self-service data management, self-service data quality, self-service data profiling and self-service data cleansing. In total, we examined 8 features within this discipline. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Self-service Integration’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

5. Microsoft Data Management

95%

Microsoft has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Data Management’, given that they score 95% on this, relative to other vendors. We considered the following factors: data sources, real time, data migration, source table, data pipelines, streaming data and data mapping. In doing so, we analyzed the following three products: Azure Data Lake, Azure Purview and Azure Data Explorer. In total, we examined 71 criteria within this section. Would you like to go into more depth with the subject ‘Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

6. Microsoft Data Connectivity

94%

Microsoft has an excellent rating in our study on the subject ‘Data Connectivity’, given that they score 94% on this, compared to other vendors. We looked at the following criteria, among others: redshift, microsoft sql server, teradata, amazon redshift, FTP, GIT and FTPS. In total, we examined 49 features within this discipline. Would you like to become more proficient in the subject ‘Data Connectivity’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

7. Microsoft Data Governance

88%

Microsoft has an excellent score in our study on the subject ‘Data Governance’ with a score of 88%, compared to other vendors. We used the following selection criteria: dataops, data protection, data privacy, test data and data anonymization. In doing so, we analyzed the following products: Azure Purview. In total, we examined 12 aspects in this category. Would you like to delve further into the subject ‘Data Governance’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide.

8. Microsoft Metadata Management

83%

Microsoft has an excellent score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the subject ‘Metadata Management’. The company scores 83% on this topic, compared to other vendors. We considered the following factors: metadata, data catalog, data lineage, enterprise data catalog, metadata repository and impact analysis. In total, we examined 7 selection criteria within this main theme. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Metadata Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Study. Or learn more about the following topics:

9. Microsoft Data Infrastructure

82%

Microsoft has an excellent score in our 100% vendor-independent ETL & Data Integration survey on the section ‘Data Infrastructure’, given that they score 82% on this, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: security and rest API. In total, we examined 91 aspects in this category. Are you planning to specialize further in the subject ‘Data Infrastructure’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide 2022.

10. Microsoft Master Data Management

62%

The company has a good rating in our current ETL & Data Integration survey of the theme ‘Master Data Management’. The score amounts to 62%, relative to other vendors. The following criteria were used: master data, master data integration, location data, master data quality, master data replication, employee master data and customer master data. In total, we examined 17 criteria within this section. Would you like to learn more about the subject ‘Master Data Management’? Then download here our ETL & Data Integration Guide. Or learn more about the following topics:

The footprint of Microsoft ETL & Data Integration in different sectors

In our vendor-neutral ETL study, we also looked at which industries a supplier has a track record. These are the industries where Microsoft has the largest footprint: education, governments, health care and retail.

Training and courses Microsoft ETL & Data Integration

The specialists of Passionned Group organize various courses in the area of ETL & Data Integration but can also provide specific Microsoft training, for example as incompany. Then think about the following software: Sql Server Integration Services, Azure Data Factory and Data Factory. Of course we color such a training with the ideas of the intelligent, data-driven organization.

Final judgment: Microsoft Products scores eminent

Microsoft has a extensive product portfolio with which it scores eminent in our ETL & Data Integration survey. Microsoft ETL & Data Integration innovates (approximately) at an average rate of less than 5 features per year, is active (for now) in relatively few sectors, and growing high in the field of data integration.

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