Copy data from Marketo using Azure Data Factory (Beta)

This article outlines how to use the Copy Activity in Azure Data Factory to copy data from Marketo. It builds on the copy activity overview article that presents a general overview of copy activity.

Note

This article applies to version 2 of Data Factory, which is currently in preview. If you are using version 1 of the Data Factory service, which is generally available (GA), see Copy Activity in V1.

Important

This connector is currently in Beta. You can try it out and give us feedback. Do not use it in production environments.

Supported capabilities

You can copy data from Marketo to any supported sink data store. For a list of data stores that are supported as sources/sinks by the copy activity, see the Supported data stores table.

Azure Data Factory provides a built-in driver to enable connectivity, therefore you don't need to manually install any driver using this connector.

Getting started

You can create a pipeline with copy activity by using one of the following tools/SDKs: Click a link to navigate to a tutorial with step-by-step instructions to create a pipeline with a copy activity.

The following sections provide details about properties that are used to define Data Factory entities specific to Marketo connector.

Linked service properties

The following properties are supported for Marketo linked service:

Property Description Required
type The type property must be set to: Marketo Yes
endpoint The endpoint of the Marketo server. (i.e. 123-ABC-321.mktorest.com) Yes
clientId The client Id of your Marketo service. Yes
clientSecret The client secret of your Marketo service. Mark this field as a SecureString to store it securely in Data Factory, or reference a secret stored in Azure Key Vault. Yes
useEncryptedEndpoints Specifies whether the data source endpoints are encrypted using HTTPS. The default value is true. No
useHostVerification Specifies whether to require the host name in the server's certificate to match the host name of the server when connecting over SSL. The default value is true. No
usePeerVerification Specifies whether to verify the identity of the server when connecting over SSL. The default value is true. No

Example:

{
    "name": "MarketoLinkedService",
    "properties": {
        "type": "Marketo",
        "typeProperties": {
            "endpoint" : "123-ABC-321.mktorest.com",
            "clientId" : "<clientId>",
            "clientSecret": {
                 "type": "SecureString",
                 "value": "<clientSecret>"
            }
        }
    }
}

Dataset properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining datasets, see the datasets article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Marketo dataset.

To copy data from Marketo, set the type property of the dataset to MarketoObject. There is no additional type-specific property in this type of dataset.

Example

{
    "name": "MarketoDataset",
    "properties": {
        "type": "MarketoObject",
        "linkedServiceName": {
            "referenceName": "<Marketo linked service name>",
            "type": "LinkedServiceReference"
        }
    }
}

Copy activity properties

For a full list of sections and properties available for defining activities, see the Pipelines article. This section provides a list of properties supported by Marketo source.

MarketoSource as source

To copy data from Marketo, set the source type in the copy activity to MarketoSource. The following properties are supported in the copy activity source section:

Property Description Required
type The type property of the copy activity source must be set to: MarketoSource Yes
query Use the custom SQL query to read data. For example: "SELECT * FROM Activitiy_Types". Yes

Example:

"activities":[
    {
        "name": "CopyFromMarketo",
        "type": "Copy",
        "inputs": [
            {
                "referenceName": "<Marketo input dataset name>",
                "type": "DatasetReference"
            }
        ],
        "outputs": [
            {
                "referenceName": "<output dataset name>",
                "type": "DatasetReference"
            }
        ],
        "typeProperties": {
            "source": {
                "type": "MarketoSource",
                "query": "SELECT top 1000 * FROM Activitiy_Types"
            },
            "sink": {
                "type": "<sink type>"
            }
        }
    }
]

Next steps

For a list of data stores supported as sources and sinks by the copy activity in Azure Data Factory, see supported data stores.