Deploying Azure Data Factory in a Single Service Environment (Option 1)

For my first appearance on the Altius Data Lounge show I talk about and demonstrate the 'out-of-the-box' capabilities within Azure Data Factory for Git integration and how to publish developed pipelines. In my demo you'll see what each of the developer UI toolbar functions means in the context of the code repository and what happens … Continue reading Deploying Azure Data Factory in a Single Service Environment (Option 1)

Structuring Your Databricks Notebooks with Markdown, Titles, Widgets and Comments

Just a short post following a recent question I got from my delivery team... Are there any best practices for structuring our Databricks Notebooks in terms of code comments and markdown? Having done a little Googling I simply decided to whip up a quick example that could be adopted as a technical standard for the … Continue reading Structuring Your Databricks Notebooks with Markdown, Titles, Widgets and Comments

Get Any Azure Data Factory Pipeline Run Status with Azure Functions

Microsoft.Azure.Management.DataFactory.Models.RunFilterParameters So I recently found myself with code withdrawal… Yes, its a real thing!  Anyone in an architect type role will understand, I hope… You can’t spend all your time drawing pictures of how things “should” work without occasionally getting hands-on with some code. Anyway, my recent episode of code withdrawal led me to creating … Continue reading Get Any Azure Data Factory Pipeline Run Status with Azure Functions

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – The Ignite Book of News 2019

How nice is this!... All the Microsoft Ignite announcements in one place. Very cool. Data Platform and AI things in chapter 3, starting on page 39. Sadly not that many new things for us data people this year, but still, its all great news. Azure Synapse Analytics seems to be the main data platform news, … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – The Ignite Book of News 2019

Azure Data Factory – Pipeline Hierarchies (Generation Control)

Best practice for structuring your Azure Data Factory? Hello friends, this post and my next few posts have been born out of a community talk I've delivered a couple of times now at various conferences. In my session I talk about using Azure Data Factory (ADF) in production - inspired by my own lessons learnt … Continue reading Azure Data Factory – Pipeline Hierarchies (Generation Control)

Azure Data Factory – Web Hook vs Web Activity

As Azure Data Factory continues to evolve as a powerful cloud orchestration service we need to update our knowledge and understanding of everything the service has to offer. Mainly, so we can make the right design decisions when developing complex, dynamic solution pipelines. In this post I want to explore and share the reasons for … Continue reading Azure Data Factory – Web Hook vs Web Activity

PowerShell Export Databricks Workspace Items – Recurse

Building on the excellent PowerShell Databricks module created by Gerhard Brueckl here, I've added another layer of code to recursively export all items in a given Databricks workspace using PowerShell. I accept this does need to be hardened as a PowerShell cmdlet on its own and added to a module. However, I wanted to share the … Continue reading PowerShell Export Databricks Workspace Items – Recurse