Introducing Data Factory: Orchestration on Big Data
The Azure Data Factory is a new Azure service for data developers and IT to manage the information production required to deliver the trusted data assets for an organization. The service operates over diverse data (across cloud and on-premises), is capable of orchestrating a range of processing capabilities and connects the production of data assets seamlessly to PowerBI for Office 365. We hear it all the time, businesses pushing to become data driven in order to gain a competitive edge. This often means producing information from diverse data (stores, formats, geo-locations, etc.) and using a range of processing and query systems (Hadoop, SQL, custom code, machine learning, etc.) to combine, clean, aggregate and shape rich data sets—the foundation for data-driven business insight. In this session we dive deep into the Azure Data Factory, an upcoming Azure service designed to enable organizations to produce and manage new information assets like clockwork.