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Creating Orchestrators in Azure Data Factory

Martin Schoombee continues a series on building an orchestration framework in Azure Data Factory:

The orchestration layer of the framework is where all the magic happens. It facilitates the execution of processes and/or tasks as defined in the metadata, and needs to do it both seamlessly and efficiently. Ideally you would want to deploy this layer only once, and never have to touch it again. And it is really with that in mind that I designed this layer…to function independently and with minimal dependencies in both directions.

I would have loved for this layer to consist of only one pipeline but there are some nuances in Data Factory that make it impossible, the primary nuance being that you cannot nest ForEach activities. As a result, this layer contains three pipelines that will be covered by the sections below in more detail.

Read on to see what those three pipelines are.

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