ADF has proven to be a go to option for data movement solutions in Azure.
One of the important things to keep in mind during creation of ADF is the location of ADF and Integration runtime. The IR location can be different from ADF location.
- Azure Data Factory Location When you create a data factory, you need to specify the location for the data factory. The Data Factory location is where the metadata of the data factory is stored and where the triggering of the pipeline is initiated from. Metadata for the factory is only stored in the region of customer’s choice and will not be stored in other regions.
- Integration Runtime Location It defines the location of its back-end compute, and essentially the location where the data movement, activity dispatching, and SSIS package execution are performed.