The end of September saw the GA release of a managed virtual network in ADF. This means you can now provision the Azure Integration Runtime within a managed virtual network. Additionally, you can leverage Private Endpoints to connect securely to data stores.
This article by Microsoft MVP Arun Sirpal discusses Azure Data Factory. With this tool, you have access to a fully managed serverless cloud data integration tool that scales on-demand. This is done by building pipelines – these data-driven workflows usually perform the following steps shown below.