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

Published date: May 01, 2020

Our most recent updates to Data Factory include:

  • Hierarchical data modeling in data flows has been expanded with Flatten, collect aggregation, and updated sink mapping. We've also published a new tutorial on how to use these capabilities when moving from relational to hierarchical with Azure SQL DB and CosmosDB.  
  • Non-equi join support added to Join, Lookup, and Exists transformations will land in the coming weeks. You will now be able to add non-equi joins to all ADF join types in the UI and add "and" conditions with additional equi/non-equi types.
  • An update that already landed in ADF for Joins, Exists, and Lookups is an update to the Optimize tab. You can now switch off native Spark data push-down to execution nodes when performing a join using the broadcast option. The default is auto and you can use "fixed" override the default data flow behavior in Spark by broadcasting only left or right side.

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