Action Required: Switch from Memory Optimized Data Flows in Azure Data Factory to General Purpose


Memory Optimized Data Flows will be fully retired on April 1, 2027. Going forward, all ADF Data Flows will use the General Purpose SKU that will provide performance that is superior to the current Memory Optimized and at the General-Purpose price.

How does this affect me?

Beginning April 1, 2024, the creation of new Memory Optimized Data Flows will be discontinued until it is fully retired on April 1, 2027.

Existing pipelines can continue to use existing Memory Optimized data flows, but you will not be able to create new Azure Integration Runtimes using Memory Optimized. You will be able to use General Purpose ADF Data Flows, which will provide better performance at a lower price.

Required action

To avoid disruptions, we recommend the following actions:

  1. When creating new data flows, create a new Azure Integration Runtime using General Purpose instead of Memory Optimized.
  2. Then assign General Purpose IRs to existing and new data flows instead of using Memory Optimized.

Help and Support

If you have questions, get answers from community experts in Microsoft Q&A or email our team.

If you have a support plan and require technical support, please create a support request.

  1. Under Issue type, select Technical. 
  2. Under Subscription, select your subscription. 
  3. Under Service, select My services, then select Data Factory. 
  4. Under Summary, type a description of your issue. 
  5. Under Problem type, select Mapping Data Flow

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This article was originally published by Microsoft's Azure Data Factory Blog. You can find the original article here.