What is Azure Synapse Analytics?
Azure Synapse Analytics is a big data analytics service from Microsoft that brings together big data and data warehousing. This platform integrates Azure Data Lake Storage and Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which helps organizations to analyze large amounts of data and make informed decisions.
Get started in 4 steps:
- Create an Azure Synapse Analytics workspace: This can be done through the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or Azure Resource Manager templates.
- Store data in Azure Data Lake Storage: This service provides unlimited data storage and is accessible by multiple data sources and tools.
- Load data into Azure SQL Data Warehouse: The data can be loaded into the Azure SQL Data Warehouse using Azure Data Factory, PolyBase, or direct load.
- Analyze data: With the data stored and loaded, you can now start analyzing it using Azure Synapse Studio. This allows you to access and analyze the data from the Azure Data Lake Storage and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Benefits of Azure Synapse Analytics:
- Data integration: The platform provides seamless integration of big data and data warehousing, allowing organizations to process large amounts of data and make informed decisions.
- Scalability: Azure Data Lake Storage provides unlimited data storage, making it easy for organizations to scale up or down as their data needs change.
- Security: Azure Synapse Analytics is designed with security in mind, with features such as encryption, role-based access control, and auditing.
- Cost-effective: The platform provides cost-effective storage and processing of big data, making it easier for organizations to analyze large amounts of data without having to invest in expensive infrastructure.