Azure Data Factory (ADF) is Microsoft’s ETL or more precise: ELT tool in the cloud. For more information of ADF, Microsoft puts the introduction of ADF in this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-factory/introduction. As some have argued if ADF will replace or complement the “on-premise” SSIS, it is uncertain and only time can tell what will happen in the future.
Unlike SSIS, the authoring of ADF does not use Visual Studio. ADF authoring uses a web browser to create ADF components, such as pipelines, activities, datasets, etc. The simplicity of authoring ADF may confuse the novice developers on how ADF components are saved, stored and published. When logging to ADF for the first time after creating an ADF, the authoring is in the ADF mode. How do we know?
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