Hi all, I get asked this question a lot. So I decided to do a full post on the subject based on my current thoughts and experience. When should I use multiple Azure Data Factory's? The consultants answer, it depends 😉 Ok, let's go deeper and explore why it depends! Also, to be clear, we … Continue reading When Should I Use Multiple Azure Data Factory’s?
A quick blog friends... I've done a few different thing now with Azure Functions and Azure Data Factory (ADF). They are definitely two of my favourite Azure Resources. In previous post I've: Executed Any Azure Data Factory Pipeline with an Azure Function Got Any Azure Data Factory Pipeline Run Status with Azure Functions Building on … Continue reading Get Any Azure Data Factory Pipeline Activity Error Details with Azure Functions
Code Project Overview This open source code project delivers a simple metadata driven processing framework for Azure Data Factory (ADF). The framework is delivered by coupling ADF with an Azure SQL Database that houses execution stage and pipeline information that is later called using an Azure Functions App. The parent/child metadata structure firstly allows stages … Continue reading ADF.procfwk v1.3 – Metadata Integrity Checks
Exciting times friends, today (25th March) the lovely people at Microsoft granted me access to the private preview MVP workspace for Azure Synapse Analytics 😀 In this quick blog I wanted to share my experience so far, which I'm basically writing as I'm playing around... https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/synapse-analytics/ The main reason I wanted access to Synapse is … Continue reading First Time Playing with Spark.Net on Azure Synapse Analytics
Switching Between Different Azure Databricks Clusters Depending on the Environment (Dev/Test/Prod) As far as I can gather at some point last year, probably around the time of Microsoft Ignite Azure Data Factory (ADF) got another new Activity called Switch. This is excellent and exactly what ADF needed. Nested If activities can get very messy so … Continue reading Using the Azure Data Factory Switch Activity
While documenting a customers data platform solution I decided it would be far easier if we could summarise the contents of a fairly complex Data Factory using its ARM Template. So, this is what I've done using T-SQL to parse the ARM Template JSON and output of series of tables containing details about the factory … Continue reading Summarise An Azure Data Factory ARM Template Using T-SQL
My colleagues and friends from the community keep asking me the same thing... What are the best practices from using Azure Data Factory? With any emerging, rapidly changing technology I'm always hesitant about the answer. However, after 4 years of working with ADF I think its time to start suggesting what I'd expect to see … Continue reading Best Practices for Implementing Azure Data Factory