Data forms the core of every organization. With more and more businesses, relying on data for making informed decisions; organizations maintain two types of analytical systems:
– Data Warehouses to provide insights on business health
– Data Lakes to provide operational insights to business and uncover unknowns
Both these systems are critical to a business and yet don’t provide a single version of the truth. There is a strong need for a single analytics system that can bridge this gap and also provide agility to empower data-driven performance and decisions. Synapse is more than just the sum of its lake and warehouse parts.
Azure Synapse not only simplifies the seamless unification of data warehousing and big data business’s analytics platform but also breaks down data silos that exist today.
Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse Analytics brings together Enterprise Data Warehousing and Big Data Analytics into a single cloud-based solution. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate business intelligence, operational insights, and machine learning needs.
Azure Synapse enables data professionals across various functions to collaborate, build, manage, and analyze their data with ease, all within the same service and significantly reducing data silos.
Synapse is built on state-of-the-art Azure cloud infrastructure with a serverless platform as a service offering.
Some of the key features of Synapse are as follows:
With serverless offering – Azure synapse brings all your data across data warehouses and big data analytics into a single platform with limitless speed. It’s the first and only analytics system to run all TPC-H queries at the petabyte-scale. It allows you to raise queries against your relational and non-relational data using the SQL interface.
With its deep integration with Power BI and Azure ML, Synapse allows users to get actionable insight into their organizational data and then apply ML accordingly.
Single platform for all
The Azure Synapse studio provides a unified workspace for data preparation, data management, data warehousing, big data, and AI tasks.
It allows engineers to use a code-free approach to build data pipelines using Azure data factory. It further enables data scientists to build and test models using notebooks and other tools, data analysts to explore and visualize data, build a dashboard, and visualizations using Power BI. It provides a complete end-to-end solution with deep integrations with Azure Machine Learning and Power BI.
Azure has the most advanced security and privacy features in the market. Whether it is data at rest or in transit – Azure’s always-on data encryption and fine-grained access control help businesses to ensure compliance and data safety.
With all these features, Synapse is true game-changer – it goes above on beyond in terms of its competitor’s abilities, including Google Big Query and Amazon Redshift. It also provides a complete ecosystem for data and not silos for warehouse and Data Lake.