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September 2020

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

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

September 2019

Sep 23

Data Factory supports copying data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports Azure Database for PostgreSQL as a sink. Use the copy activity feature to load data into Azure Database for PostgreSQL from any supported data source.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
Sep 18

Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory supports creating a destination table automatically

NOW AVAILABLE

Load data faster with new support from the Copy Activity feature in Azure Data Factory. Now, if you’re trying to copy data from any supported source into SQL database/data warehouse and find that the destination table doesn’t exist, Copy Activity will create it automatically.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Sep 18

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports copying data into Azure Database for MySQL. Use the Copy Activity feature to load data into Azure Database for MySQL from any supported data sources.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
Sep 9

Copy data from Netezza to Azure with Azure Data Factory

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now provides built-in data partitioning to copy data from Netezza.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

August 2019

Aug 28

Azure Data Factory mapping data flows adds SQL scripts to sink transformation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory has added the ability to execute custom SQL scripts from your SQL sink transformation in mapping data flows. Now you can easily perform options such as disabling indexes, allows identity inserts, and other DDL/DML operations from data flows.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

February 2019

Feb 25

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.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Features

November 2018

Nov 30

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Data Factory
  • Features

May 2018

Apr 30

Secure credential management by using Azure Key Vault and Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is now integrated with Azure Key Vault. You can store credentials for your data stores and computes referred in Data Factory ETL workloads in a key vault.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
  • Services

January 2018

Jan 26

Visual tools added to Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

In response to your feedback, we're happy to announce the release of visual tools for Azure Data Factory that allow you to get pipelines up and running quickly without having to write a single line of code.

  • Features

September 2017

Sep 26

Azure Data Factory new capabilities

IN PREVIEW

New Azure Data Factory features, now in public preview, will enable you to build hybrid data integration so that you'll be able to create, schedule, and orchestrate your ETL/ELT workflows, at scale, wherever your data lives, including the cloud or any self-hosted network.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

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