Azure Data Factory Offers Hosted ETL

Azure Data Factory is a Microsoft-hosted service that provides data access and transformation among on-premises SQL Server and Azure data services (such as HDInsight, which handles unstructured Big Data) and simplifies access to disparate data formats. The service could be useful for extract, transform, and load (ETL) and other processes that combine structured and unstructured data for business intelligence (BI), reporting, analysis, and other purposes. The service, which became available as a preview in Oct.

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