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    May 2019

    May 22

    Mapping Data Flows feature is now available in Azure Data Factory

    The new Mapping Data Flows feature in Azure Data Factory allows Data Engineers to visually design, debug, manage, and operationalize data transformations at scale in the cloud.

    February 2019

    Feb 26

    Support for Enterprise Security Package–enabled HDInsight clusters in Azure Data Factory

    You can use Azure Data Factory to operationalize your Azure HDInsight Spark and Hadoop workloads against HDInsight clusters with Enterprise Security Package that are joined to an Active Directory domain.

    Feb 26

    Monitor Azure Data Factory pipelines by using Azure Monitor and Log Analytics

    You can monitor the health of your data factory pipelines by using the Azure Data Factory Analytics service pack available in the Azure Marketplace.

    Feb 25

    Azure Data Factory visual tools integrated with GitHub

    Azure Data Factory visual tools are now integrated with GitHub, so you can collaborate with other developers, do source control, and version your data factory assets.

    Feb 25

    Self-hosted IR sharing across multiple data factories

    You can share an existing self-hosted IR with multiple data factories. This functionality helps you reuse an existing self-hosted IR infrastructure in another data factory while building a hybrid data-integration pipeline.

    Feb 25
    Feb 25

    Linked Resource Manager template support available for CI/CD in your data factories

    Azure Data Factory now generates linked Resource Manager templates for CI/CD by breaking the factory payload into several files to help users with Resource Manager template limits.

    Feb 25

    Azure Functions now supported as a step in Azure Data Factory pipelines

    Azure Functions is now integrated with Azure Data Factory, so you can run an Azure function as a step in your data factory pipelines.

    Feb 25

    Create alerts to proactively monitor your data factory pipelines

    Organizations can now improve operational productivity by creating alerts on data integration events (success/failure) and proactively monitor with Azure Data Factory.

    Feb 25

    Enhanced monitoring capabilities and tags/annotations in Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory pipelines now include tagging support and enhanced monitoring capabilities, including dashboards and improved debugging support.

    Feb 25

    Code-free data transformation at scale using Azure Data Factory

    You can visually design, build, and manage data transformation processes without learning Spark or having a deep understanding of the distributed infrastructure.

    Feb 23

    Quickly build data integration pipelines by using templates in Azure Data Factory

    Data Engineers or data developers can now use templates in Azure Data Factory to quickly build data integration pipelines, improve developer productivity, and reduce development time for repeat processes.

    November 2018

    Nov 30

    Data Factory supports service principal and MSI authentication for Data Lake Storage Gen2

    Azure Data Factory now supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connectors.

    October 2018

    Oct 9

    Integrate Office 365 data at scale into Azure by using Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory added a new capability that enables secured, governed, and scalable access of Office 365 data in Azure.

    September 2018

    Sep 11

    New connectors in Azure Data Factory: Oracle Service Cloud and Google AdWords

    You can now copy data from Oracle Service Cloud and Google AdWords into Azure by using Azure Data Factory.

    August 2018

    Aug 22

    Data Factory supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors

    Azure Data Factory now supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors.

    Aug 3

    Azure Data Factory/Azure Cosmos DB connector now supports UPSERT

    Azure Data Factory now supports writing to Azure Cosmos DB by using UPSERT in addition to INSERT.

    May 2018

    May 8

    Data Factory Lookup activity supports a rich set of connectors

    The Data Factory Lookup activity supports retrieving a dataset from any of the ADF-supported data sources.

    May 8

    Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options

    The Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options.

    May 7

    New connectors available in Azure Data Factory

    New connectors are available in Azure Data Factory: Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Oracle Responsys.

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