In the data integration software market, Microsoft provides Microsoft Azure Data Factory, a cloud-based data integration service. This orchestrates and automates the process of moving and transforming data. Users can use this data integration service to ingest data from various data sources, transform the data, and load the output to data storage units. Azure Data Factory itself does not store any data, as such. It lets users create datadriven flows to orchestrate the movement of data between supported data stores and processing of data using compute services in other regions or an on-premises environment. Request
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The company enables users to create data pipelines that facilitate the process of moving and transforming the data. These data pipelines can be then run on a specified schedule (hourly or weekly basis). Azure Data Factory enables users to visualize data lineage and dependencies between data pipelines; monitor data pipelines and set up monitoring alerts; automate cloud resource management, and connect to on-premises or cloud data sources, using data management gateways. In addition to data movement and transformation, It is enables preparation and partitioning of data. Azure Data Factory further features real-time streaming, machine learning for analytics, and enables custom coding.