ADF stands for Azure Data Factory. Azure Data Factory is a tool that enables you to create, manage, and deploy data pipelines.
Data pipelines are collections of data transformations and operations that are orchestrated together to create a data source or data sink. Data pipelines can be used to process data from different sources, store the data in a database, and make the data available to applications.
Azure Data Factory offers several features that make it a powerful tool. First, it can manage data pipelines from scratch, or it can help you to improve and manage existing pipelines. Second, it can help you to deploy data pipelines in a secure way.
Third, it can help you to scale your data pipelines. Finally, it can help you to integrate data pipelines with other applications and services.
All of these features make Azure Data Factory a valuable tool for data pipeline management. In particular, it can help you to streamline your data processing tasks, improve your data security, and scale your data pipelines.