The hidden costs of Azure Data Factory’s managed virtual network

When Azure Data Factory (ADF) released the managed virtual network feature for Azure integration runtimes, it seemed like a no-brainer at first. Who wouldn’t want to isolate their ETL traffic without the need to manage the network infrastructure? A recent migration project made me look much closer look at this feature, and the cost implications…

Dynamic column mapping in Azure Data Factory

One of the most appealing features in Azure Data Factory (ADF) is implicit mapping. The benefit of this is that I can create one dataset and reuse it multiple times and without explicitly mapping the source & destination columns. Compare that to Integration Services (SSIS) where columns have to be explicitly mapped and where metadata…

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