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November 2021

Nov 17

General availability: Copy data to/from Azure Data Explorer using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Mapping Data Flows provides scale-out data transformation in the cloud in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse Analytics. With these additional connectors, you can build ETL patterns at Spark scale in a code-free design environment without ever touching the Spark compute. Azure Integration Runtimes allow you to define the Spark environment and provide a serverless Spark compute for your data transformation pipelines.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Data Factory
  • Azure Data Explorer
  • Azure Integration Runtime
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 24

Azure Data Factory Compute Optimized data flows will be retired on 31 August 2024

Target retirement date: August 31, 2024

Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements

June 2021

Jun 14

General availability: Support for SQL Server in data flows using Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse

NOW AVAILABLE

SQL Server is now available as a data flow source sink from your on-premises and VM-based instances in ADF and Synapse Analytics.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 20

Azure Data Factory announces Data Flow general availability in two new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory has released Mapping Data Flows for 2 new Azure regions: US Virgina Gov & US Arizona Gov

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Apr 14

Reduce dataflow execution time with cluster reuse public preview in Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has released a “quick re-use” option as public preview to the Azure Integration Runtime TTL to reduce data flow execution to from 2 mins to under 20 seconds.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Apr 2

Continued region expansion: Azure Data Factory just became generally available in two more regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in two new regions: Norway East and UAE North

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

February 2021

Feb 22

General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics (Synapse) now offer discounted pricing on data flows based on 1-year and 3-year reservations.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Data Factory
  • Features

January 2021

Jan 25

Azure Data Factory is now available in two additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in two new regions: China North 2 and South India

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

December 2020

Dec 10

Azure Data Factory data flow connectors now generally available for CDM and Delta Lake.

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory (ADF) has make data flow connectors for ETL data loading, transforming, and landing in Common Data Model (CDM) and Delta Lake formats.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Dec 9

Azure Data Factory is now available in five new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in five new regions: Switzerland North, Japan West, Canada East, Germany West Central, and UK West.

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features

November 2020

Nov 20

Azure Data Factory adds cached lookups and enhanced zoom design to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

September 2020

Sep 30

GA: Data Factory adds ORC data lake file format support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 30

Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 10

Update .NET to 4.7.2 for Azure Data Factory upgrade by 01 Dec 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

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

  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 3

Migrate your Azure Data Factory version 1 to 2 service (updated migration link)

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

We’re retiring Azure Data Factory version 1 service on 31 August 2023

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements

July 2020

Jul 21

Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 16

Data Factory connector support for Delta Lake and Excel is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

June 2020

Jun 5

Data Factory adds management hub, inline datasets, and support for CDM in data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats

  • Data Factory
  • Features

May 2020

May 1

Data Factory adds new hierarchical data handling and new flexibility for complex joins

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds new features for data flows to handle hierarchical data mapping and complex joins and lookups

  • Data Factory
  • Features

April 2020

Apr 6

Update self-hosted integration runtime nodes to TLS 1.2 by May 11, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Data Factory
  • Security
  • Compliance

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