Today, large-scale organizations have much data. Must you think about how does this impacts a business when it moves to the cloud? Is it possible to counterpoint data generated within the cloud by using reference data from on-premise or other disparate data sources?
Microsoft Azure comes with a platform that enables users to make a workflow that may ingest data from both on-premise and cloud data stores, and process data by using existing services.
Then, the results is published to an on-premise or cloud data store for business intelligence (BI) applications to consume, which is thought of as Azure Data Factory.
What is Azure Data Factory?
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is a Microsoft cloud service that enables data integration from different sources. Azure Data Factory enables the building, scheduling, and monitoring of hybrid data pipelines at scale with a code-free user interface.
Azure Data Factory is a perfect solution when in need of building hybrid extract-transform-load (ETL), extract-load-transform (ELT), and data integration pipelines.
Why do I need the Azure Data Factory?
Data Factory allows for any Cloud projects. In almost any Cloud project you will need to perform data movement activities across various sources and services. Data Factory is particularly a required coordinator for organizations who are making their first steps in the Cloud & who thus try to connect on-premise data with the Cloud.
For this Azure Data Factory has an Integration Runtime engine, a Gateway service that can be installed on-premise which guarantees performant & secure transfer of data from & to the cloud.
Benefits of Azure Data Factory
- No code required to build hybrid ETL and ELT pipelines within the Data Factory visual platform
- Cost-efficient and fully managed serverless cloud data integration tool that scales on demand
- Azure security measures to connect to on-premises, cloud-based and software-as-a-service apps
- Data Factory provides customers with a centralization to manage their processing functions.
The cloud is our future, data is our fortune, and Data Factory is a great tool to move your data on the cloud more rapidly in real-time. Looking to build or expand Microsoft Azure skills across teams? Connect with our experts today.