Azure Resource Groups Save Money

I delivered Master the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory earlier this week and, as always, it was a blast! My disclaimer slide proved accurate, once again. Anyone who works in Azure groks the maxim: Change happens. Managing Bucks Cost management in Azure is important. No one wants to wake up to a larger-than-expected bill at …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020!

I’m honored to deliver a Training Day at SQLBits 2020, which is now a virtual event! My training day will be delivered 30 Sep 2020 and is titled From Zero to Azure Data Factory. The agenda is: From Zero to Azure Data Factory is designed to jumpstart data engineering and data integration developers, introducing them …
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On Over-Engineering…

Some who follow me on Twitch (you may follow me at https://twitch.tv/andyleonard) – have seen me live-code the demo project for the second edition of Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services (link to the first edition). The demo project is a custom task named Execute Catalog Package Task: While writing about parsing the …
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Recording for Updates to the SSIS Framework Webinar

Enjoy this recording of the Updates to the SSIS Framework free webinar, delivered 30 Jul 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT. Learn more about the SSIS Framework at DILM Suite. Need Help Getting Started with SSIS? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises modernize their data engineering by lifting and shifting SSIS from on-premises to the cloud. Our …
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Free Webinar – Updates to the SSIS Framework

Join me 30 Jul 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT for Updates to the SSIS Framework! The recording for this presentation is available here. “I cover a really good example in the webinar. “ My favorite new feature is Application Package Property Overrides. I can hear you thinking, “What are Application Package Property Overrides, Andy?” I’m …
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One Way to Incrementally Develop ADF Pipelines

A friend pinged me recently to ask about rolling back Azure Data Factory (ADF) pipeline versions. My response was a question: Are you using source control with ADF? That did not help the current situation. I thought of the way I often build ADF pipelines and shared my methodology, which is relatively simple (it has …
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Nesting ForEach Activities in Azure Data Factory

Near the end of June 2020, I delivered a free Enterprise Data & Analytics Summer o’ ADF webinar titled Using the Azure Data Factory ForEach Activity. My friend Meagan Longoria (Blog | @MMarie | LinkedIn) was in attendance. If you don’t know Meagan, you should – especially if you work with analytics. She’s scary-smart about …
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The Recording for Building an SSIS Framework in Azure Data Factory

Enjoy this recording of the (free!) Enterprise Data & Analytics webinar titled Building an SSIS Framework in ADF! :{> Need Help Getting Started with ADF? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises modernize their data engineering by lifting and shifting SSIS from on-premises to the cloud. Our experienced engineers grok enterprises of all sizes. We’ve done the hard work …
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Learn SSIS Data Flows and Azure Data Factory in August 2020!

I recently added two online training deliveries for August 2020: 10-11 Aug 2020: SSIS Data Flows 12 Aug 2020: Master the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory SSIS Data Flows is a two-day, online, live course designed to jumpstart SSIS developers who want to learn SSIS and those who desire to fill gaps in their self-taught …
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