Data Factory

Azure Data Factory allows you to manage the production of trusted information by offering an easy way to create, orchestrate, and monitor data pipelines over the Hadoop ecosystem using structured, semi-structures and unstructured data sources. You can connect to your on-premises SQL Server, Azure database, tables or blobs and create data pipelines that will process the data with Hive and Pig scripting, or custom C# processing. The service offers a holistic monitoring and management experience over these pipelines, including a view of their data production and data lineage down to the source systems. The outcome of Data Factory is the transformation of raw data assets into trusted information that can be shared broadly with BI and analytics tools.

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  1. Support for Elastic database transactions

    ADF must support Elastic database transactions towards Azure SQL Database.

    This is equivalent to the on-premise scenario, where SSIS transactions use MSDTC towards SQL Server.

    Currently, if you set TransactionOption=Required on a data flow, and use an OLEDB connection to an Azure SQL Database, you receive an error like:
    "The SSIS runtime has failed to enlist the OLE DB connection in a distributed transaction with error 0x80070057 "The parameter is incorrect".

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    • Alert for specific pipeline

      i want to create a alert which is fired only when one pipeline get successfully executed( want to choose this pipeline according to my choice out of all pipelines on data factory). For now i am using the create alert option on monitor and manage under data factory, when i create alert for successful execution using this, it sends alert for all the successfully executed pipelines on data factory. How can i create alert for a specific pipeline execution which gives me alert only for that pipeline?

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      • Ability to use sharepoint online document library as a source in order to copy the files into Azure Blob.

        Ability to use sharepoint online document library as a source in order to copy the files into Azure Blob.

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        • SAP BW and SAP HANA as data destination

          SAP BW and SAP HANA now exist as data sources, should also exist as data destinations.

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          • 6 votes
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            • How can I get all the dataslice runs for a dataset after a particular time programatically

              How can I get all the dataslice runs for a dataset after a particular time programatically

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              • Identity support in Data Factory

                Please support (IDENTITY_INSERT is ON) within data copy

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                • Allow AAD authentication in linked services of Azure Data factory

                  To connect to SQL Azure, we use SQL authentication in Azure Data Factory linked services. But AAD is widely used for SQL Azure databases. However, ADF linked services do not support this auth. It will be really useful to have this integrated to ADF

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                  • 14 votes
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                    • oracle

                      It seem ADF only supports Oracle SID connections. Do you plan to add support for service name based connections?

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                      • data source

                        Azure file share as source and destination.

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                        • Get unix time in expression language

                          Any Date functions return formatted string.
                          We need a function that can be used with DateTimeOffset type, such as ToUnixTimeSeconds.

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                          • ADF doesn’t validate HDInsight is running before starting the activities

                            The issue is that ADF doesn’t validate HDInsight is running before starting the activities, so we throw errors ONLY when the pipeline hits an activity requiring HDInsight services, which can be misleading in tests.

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                            • Increase the max number of activities per pipeline (ADF V2)

                              As of now and according to the official documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-subscription-service-limits#data-factory-limits there is Max activities per pipeline limit of (30), it'd be nice to increase this number to at least 500

                              28 votes
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                              • SharePoint List Destination

                                Would like a target destination of a sharepoint list.

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                                • Let it be more flexible to changes in tables, pipelines, etc. Also, let us download all json files easily

                                  Let it be more flexible to changes in tables, pipelines, etc. Also, let us download all json files easily

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                                  • Allow using Power Query for selecting data from input dataset

                                    Power Query dynamically transpiles to SQL, and is the perfect tool for selecting and migrating data to a cloud database.
                                    Adopting the Power BI backend interface for large scale data migrations would make ADF projects much more user friendly, without sacrificing functionality.

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                                    • data source from SharePoint

                                      easy way to connect to the SharePoint (similar as in PowerBI where you provide a URL e.g. https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/teams/bf-00001 and that's it)

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                                      • Data Management Gateway logs

                                        The Data management gateway logs should be collected automatically and not wait for the end users to collect the logs.

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                                        • In Data Factory copy wizard pipelines, auto re-map existing Salesforce DataSets or provide easy map correction

                                          Adding fields in Salesforce objects causes column mismappings in existing Data Factory datasets against that SalesForce object

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