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Azure Data Factory (ADF) has made it easier to view and manage large, complex ETL patterns with new zoom controls for complex graph design. ADF has also added cached lookups to data flows for more efficient and faster design patterns.
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to enable Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) format to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.
Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.
Target availability: Q4 2020
Update .NET Framework Runtime to 4.7.2 or above to allow upgrade of Azure Data Factory Self-hosted Integration Runtime by 01 Dec 2020
Target retirement date: August 31, 2023
We’re retiring Azure Data Factory version 1 service on 31 August 2023
Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available
Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.
New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.
Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats
Azure Data Factory adds new features for data flows to handle hierarchical data mapping and complex joins and lookups
Target availability: Q2 2020
Update your servers/machines running self-hosted integration runtimes that communicate with the Azure Data Factory backend for control plane actions to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by May 11, 2020.
Azure Data Factory adds Managed Identity & Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging for fast, secure data loading.
Data Factory adds Flatten transformation, single-row lookups, and updated UI for container activities
Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows and pipeline activities this week: Flatten transformation, Lookup transformation, container UI.
Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows this week: Import schema and test connection from debug cluster, custom sink ordering.
Azure Data Factory users can now build Mapping Data Flows utilized Managed Identity (formerly MSI) for Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW).
Azure Data Factory is now available in the South Africa North region.
Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.
Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports resume from last failed run when you copy files between file-based data stores to ease large volumes of data ingestion and migration.
Azure Data Factory now supports SFTP as a sink and as a source. Use copy activity to copy data from any supported data store to your SFTP server located on-premises or in the cloud.
Azure Data Factory expands parameterization capabilities to make data flows even more reusable and scalable.
Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports preserving metadata during file copy among Amazon S3, Azure Blob, and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
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