Connect to Clients Mysql database via ADF

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I am new to Azure and Azure Data Factory. I need to access a client's MySQL database (on-premises - we only have database access and cannot access the server that hosts the database) to extract data via ADF and store it in an Azure SQL database. Could you please explain which type of runtime integration I need? Do I need a separate virtual machine or server to install the Integration Runtime (IR), and do I have to install the IR on the client's server as well? Thank You

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  1. BhargavaGunnam-MSFT 24,106 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello Mark

    No, you do not need to install the self-hosted integration runtime on the same server as the MySQL database. You can install it on a separate machine that has network connectivity to the MySQL database. This machine can be an on-premises machine or a virtual machine inside a private network. If you cannot install the self-hosted integration runtime on the client’s server or network, you can use the managed virtual network feature to set up a private endpoint for the self-hosted integration runtime. This will allow you to securely access the on-premises MySQL database from the Azure Data Factory service.

    I hope this answers your question.

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  1. Amira Bedhiafi 12,406 Reputation points

    You need use the specialized Azure Database for MySQL connector. Based on the documentation :

    If your data store is located inside an on-premises network, an Azure virtual network, or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, you need to configure a self-hosted integration runtime to connect to it.If your data store is a managed cloud data service, you can use the Azure Integration Runtime. If the access is restricted to IPs that are approved in the firewall rules, you can add Azure Integration Runtime IPs to the allow list.You can also use the managed virtual network integration runtime feature in Azure Data Factory to access the on-premises network without installing and configuring a self-hosted integration runtime.