One of Azure's ever-increasing number of new data platform services, Azure Data Factory provides the ability to execute and orchestrate Big Data workflows. Azure Data Factory allows you to manage and produce information by offering an easy way to create, orchestrate, and monitor data pipelines. Activities are combined into Pipelines, and these pipelines are used to move and transform structured, semi-structured and unstructured data among and between data sources inside and outside of the Azure ecosystem. The entire process is then known as a "Factory". For instance, you can connect to your on-premises SQL Server, Azure SQL database, Azure tables or blobs and create data pipelines that will process that data using either a variety of Hadoop tools such as Hive and Pig scripting, or custom C# processing.
Feb-28-2017, 21:30:49 GMT