Overview of Common Data Model and Data Integration April '19 release


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The Data Integration team delivers experiences and services to bring data into Common Data Service (CDS) for Apps, Power BI dataflows, and Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2 from a wide variety of sources to help accelerate our data-gravity strategy. As part of this vision, we worked within Microsoft and with third parties to form the Common Data Model (CDM) and worked with Adobe, SAP, and others on the Open Data Initiative.

As a result of this effort, we will deliver:

  • An extensible platform that supports a rich ecosystem of ISVs and partners who develop hundreds of connectors to new sources.

  • The Common Data Model, which is used and extended by ISVs and industry (and which is evolving into One Data Model as part of the Open Data Initiative).

  • Power Query as the data prep solution through Microsoft products, including Power BI, PowerApps, Logic Apps, Microsoft Flow, and Analysis Services (both Azure-based and SQL Server Analysis Services), and Microsoft Excel.

  • Hybrid connectivity via the on-premises data gateway.

  • Dual-write and Data Integration solutions.

The Data Integration team delivers experiences and services to bring data into a variety of products and services