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Azure Data Factory Deep Dives in 2019

I’m very happy and honored to announce that I will be presenting three Azure Data Factory Deep Dives in 2019! Join me at SQLSaturday Oslo on August 29th, Data Saturday Holland on October 4th, or dataMinds Connect on October 7th :)

Improved and New Content

At SQLBits 2019, I co-presented the Azure Data Factory Deep Dive with Jason Horner (@jasonhorner). We received great and actionable feedback from our attendees (thank you!) and have been working on improving the session since then. That includes everything from moving sections around for a better flow, to adding newly released features like Wrangling Data Flows.

Since I will be presenting these deep dives alone, I have also made some additional changes. Without an experienced trainer like Jason by my side, I’m not entirely confident running hands-on labs during the day. Instead, I will be focusing on delivering the best and most updated content I can, and let attendees work through labs on their own :)

This is the full abstract:

Azure Data Factory Deep Dive

With the ever-increasing volume, variety, and velocity of data, it can feel like a daunting task to create and maintain modern data integration solutions. This full-day workshop will arm you with the skills you need to build and orchestrate hybrid, complex and scalable data pipelines using Azure Data Factory (ADF).

We will start with a conceptual overview and cover the fundamentals of Azure Data Factory, including source control, security, and pricing. Then, we will build a metadata-driven solution to move data between on-premises and cloud sources. As we evaluate different design patterns and architectures for big data pipelines and modern data warehouses, we will continue to improve on our solution to make it more robust, dynamic and reusable. We will dive deep into the newly released Mapping and Wrangling Data Flows capabilities, and look at how to leverage SSIS lift and shift to gradually modernize existing solutions while retaining investments already made. Finally, we will configure monitoring, logging, and alerting, as well as review options for CI/CD using Azure DevOps.

If that’s not enough content for one day, you will also get access to a set of hands-on labs that you can work through at your own pace. Whether you are new to Azure Data Factory or have some experience, you will leave this workshop with new skills and ideas for your projects.

Deep Dives in Norway, Holland, and Belgium

I will be publishing separate posts for each of these events with more details closer to the events. But for now, don’t miss out on the discounted Early Bird pricing! :)

SQLSaturday Oslo 2019

When: Thursday, August 29th, 2019 (09:00 – 17:00)
Where: EVRY, Snarøyveien 30A, 1320 Fornebu

Early Bird pricing ends on July 1st. Get your ticket now!

Data Saturday Holland 2019

When: Friday, October 4th, 2019 (09:00 – 17:00)
Where: Venue TBD, Utrecht

Early Bird pricing ends on June 30th. Get your ticket now!

dataMinds Connect 2019

When: Monday, October 7th, 2019 (09:00 – 17:00)
Where: Congres- en Erfgoedcentrum Lamot, Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, B2800 Mechelen

Early Bird pricing ends on July 12th. Register now!

About the Author

Cathrine Wilhelmsen is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, international speaker, author, blogger, and chronic volunteer who loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She works as a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Inmeta, focusing on Azure Data and the Microsoft Data Platform. She loves sci-fi, chocolate, coffee, craft beers, ciders, cat gifs and smilies :)


Hi! This is Cathrine. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

Hi Catherine, I did visit Data Saturday Holland 2019. It was great day, learned a lot and did get many new ideas. Unfortunately I missed your session ADF Deep Dive, I am very interested in the metadata driven approach and curious how this compares to BIML. Is there a presentation about this session which you can share? Any plans to have an ADF Deep Dive session in first have 2020 in Europe?

Wish you lovely Christmas and happy new year.


Hi Wilfried, I’ve covered some topics in my Beginner’s Guide to Azure Data Factory, so that’s a place to start. I will be presenting my A Day Full of Azure Data Factory workshop at SQLBits on March 31st, 2020 :)

Hi! This is Cathrine (again). Just a reminder. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please keep in mind that I'm not technical support for any products mentioned in this post :) Off-topic questions, comments and discussions may be moderated. Be kind to each other. Thanks!

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