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General availability: Copy data to/from Azure Data Explorer using Azure Data Factory or Synapse Analytics
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.
Target retirement date: August 31, 2024
Transition from Compute Optimized data flows to General Purpose data flows by 31 August 2024.
SQL Server is now available as a data flow source sink from your on-premises and VM-based instances in ADF and Synapse Analytics.
Azure Data Factory has released Mapping Data Flows for 2 new Azure regions: US Virgina Gov & US Arizona Gov
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.
Azure Data Factory is now available in two new regions: Norway East and UAE North
General availability: Data flows in Azure Data Factory and Azure Synapse now support Reserved Instances
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 Data Factory is now available in two new regions: China North 2 and South India
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.
Azure Data Factory is now available in five new regions: Switzerland North, Japan West, Canada East, Germany West Central, and UK West.
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.
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