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

How To Control the SSIS IR From Your ADFv2 Pipelines – Start/Stop

Hello friends, in this post I want to share with you a couple of methods I've developed for controlling the start up and stop of the Azure Data Factory (ADF) v2 SSIS Integration Runtime (IR) from your pipelines. This requirement came about mainly because of cost... The SSIS IR underneath is simply a cluster of … Continue reading How To Control the SSIS IR From Your ADFv2 Pipelines – Start/Stop

Azure Data Lake Store – Files Dashboard

A tool I've used in the past to query my local disk drives is WinDirStat. It's great for finding out where large files are hiding in your directories using a heat map visual. In this post I talk you through how I've created a similar tool for Azure Data Lake Store using PowerShell, SQL Server … Continue reading Azure Data Lake Store – Files Dashboard

Inject into Azure Logic Apps ARM Templates with PowerShell

Continuous delivery of data services has always been a battle for us data analytics peeps. Things are getting better when we think about business intelligence and dev ops, however there are still gaps. This blog post is an account of one such issue I recently faced and how I worked around the problem. Problem While … Continue reading Inject into Azure Logic Apps ARM Templates with PowerShell