A Cloud Guru  covers the news this week in Azure

if you’re familiar with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Azure Data Factory is a very similar service but on the cloud, and now it has more regions. We introduce Azure Monitor Network Insights, Azure Functions latest Python support, and we run through the latest Azure AI and Data certification exam changes.

Chris Seferlis discusses one of the lesser known and newer Data Services in Azure, Data Explorer.

If you’re looking to run extremely fast queries over large sets of log and IoT data, this may be the right tool for you. I also discuss where it’s not a replacement for Azure Synapse or Azure Databricks, but works nicely alongside them in the overall architecture of the Azure Data Platform.

In this video Chris Seferlis discusses some of the reasons you might want to choose Azure Data Factory over Azure Synapse Workspaces with Synapse Studio.

Even though many of the features overlap, there are still scenarios where I’d use ADF, and pass on the additional features of Synapse. Let me know your thoughts below, please like, comment, share and follow me on Twitter: @bizdataviz

In this video, Chris Seferlis continues discussing the Modern Data Platform in Azure with Part 3: Data Processing.

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