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Learnings, findings and fun of an Azure Data Platform Consultant

To work with an Azure Data Platform efficiently there is many tools that one should be aware of. However, installing them and keeping them current is a tedious job. In this post, I will describe which tools are needed for developer of a standard data platform on Azure with a focus on Data Warehousing. Moreover, I will explain how to install and keep everything updated with Chocolatey.

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On Azure most data services offer a firewall. Unfortunately, at the moment the details of those firewalls differ. As soon as a firewall is switched on for any storage service (e.g. Azure Data Lake Gen2, Azure Synapse, Azure Key Vault), Azure Data Factory cannot access the resources by default anymore and must be configured accordingly.

In this blog post, I want to demonstrate how to demonstrate how to connect ADF and Synapse pretty securely without going with a full Managed VNet Runtime of ADF which would incur extra cost.

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