How to reuse existing synapse mapping dataflow spark cluster

heta desai 247 Reputation points

I am trying to execute synapse mapping dataflow inside for each loop. Everytime dataflow activity gets executed it is taking minimum 3 minutes to start the cluster. So If loop executes for 5 times it will take extra 12 to 15 minutes. How avoid this cluster startup time for each iteration.

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Azure Synapse Analytics
An Azure analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. Previously known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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  1. AnnuKumari-MSFT 31,731 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Anonymous ,

    Thankyou for using Microsoft Q&A platform and thanks for posting your question here.

    As per my understanding, you want to reduce the execution time of the pipeline by optimizing spark cluster spin up time. Please correct me if my understanding about your query is wrong.

    You can use the Time to live feature available in ADF and Synapse

    • From the ADF pipeline designer UI, go to Connections > Integration Runtimes > New. Select Azure IR and then open the Data Flow Run Time properties section.


    • Specifying a time to live value keeps a cluster alive for a certain period of time after its execution completes. If a new job starts using the IR during the TTL time, it will reuse the existing cluster and start up time will greatly reduced. After the second job completes, the cluster will again stay alive for the TTL time.
    • In the pipeline , dataflow activity settings tab, select the IR which you created with TTL.


    For more information, kindly check the below resources: TTL to reduce Data Flow activity times

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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