What is Azure Synapse Analytics?
Azure Synapse is Azure SQL Data Warehouse evolved. Azure Synapse combines Big Data analytics & enterprise data warehousing in a limitless analytics package.
Azure Synapse allows you to query data using either provisioned or serverless resources at scale, creating a seamless experience to manage, prepare, ingest and serve data for immediate machine learning and Business Intelligence needs.
Why Northdoor for Azure Synapse?
Northdoor is perfectly placed to help you design, integrate and manage your data warehouse analytics solution. Our team of highly experienced systems engineers, database experts and qualified data warehouse architects can help you deliver a solution that delivers insights at scale and at speed.
Our experts can help you define your project in terms of capacity and performance—and we can deliver a fully managed service that saves administration and includes resilience. Furthermore, a Northdoor Azure Synapse solution will help you achieve valuable business insights more quickly, with greater flexibility and more cost-effectively than comparable solutions.
Azure Synapse Features
How Azure Synapse benefits Northdoor customers
Use a unified experience for developing end-to-end analytics solutions to significantly reduce project development time.
Azure Synapse provides insight from all of your data with blazing speed, spanning data warehouses and big data analytics systems.
Apply machine learning models to all of your intelligent apps and expand discovery of insights from your data.
Use the latest data possible from your operational systems to get instant clarity on your business with Synapse Link.
Use the most sophisticated privacy and security features in the market to protect your data, such as row- and column-level security and dynamic data masking
Query data on your terms at unlimited scale
With Azure Synapse, data professionals can use the familiar SQL language to query relational and non-relational data at petabyte-scale. Azure Synapse provides insight from all of your data with blazing speed, spanning data warehouses and big data analytics systems.
For mission-critical workloads, they can easily optimise the performance of all queries with intelligent workload management, workload isolation and limitless concurrency.
Gain insights across your data
Enabling Business Intelligence and machine learning with Azure Synapse is simple. It is deeply integrated with Power BI and Azure Machine Learning to greatly expand discovery of insights from all your data and apply machine learning models to all your intelligent apps.
Significantly cut development time for machine learning & BI projects with a limitless analytics service that enables you to seamlessly apply intelligence over all your most important data—from Dynamics 365 and Office 365 to SaaS services that support Open Data Initiative—and easily share data with just a few clicks.
Utilise the power of a seamless analytics experience
Use a seamless experience to build end-to-end analytics solutions. The Azure Synapse studio provides a workspace for data management, data prep, data warehousing, AI & big data tasks. Database administrators can automate query optimisation.
Data engineers can use a code-free visual environment for managing data pipelines. Business analysts can securely access datasets and use Power BI to build dashboards in minutes. Data scientists can build proofs of concept in minutes—all while using the same analytics service.
Use the freshest operational data to gain instant insights
Bring immediate insights to your organisation with a low cost, simple, cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) implementation using Azure Synapse Link. With a single click, you can remove the barriers between Azure databases and Azure Synapse to get insights from your live operational data stores in near-real time. No complex ETL pipelines or additional database compute resources are required and you can run your analytics workloads on live data through Azure Synapse, without affecting your operational systems.
Business analysts, data engineers and data scientists can now use Azure Synapse to run near real-time business intelligence, analytics and machine learning pipelines without affecting the performance of their transactional workloads on Azure Cosmos DB.
Unrivalled privacy & security ensures your data is safeguarded
Azure has the most sophisticated privacy and security features. These features are core to Azure Synapse, such as always-on data encryption and automated threat detection. And for fine-grained access control, businesses can help ensure that data stays safe and private by using column-level security and native row-level security, as well as dynamic data masking to automatically protect sensitive data in real time.
Data lake exploration
Bring together relational and non-relational data, and easily query files in the data lake with the same service that you use to build data warehousing solutions.
Integrated SQL and Apache Spark engines
Enhance collaboration among data professionals working on sophisticated analytics solutions. Easily use T-SQL queries on both your data warehouse and embedded Spark engine.
Streaming analytics & ingestion
Perform real-time analytics on streaming data directly in your data warehouse.
Market-leading security & management
Use built-in features to ensure that your data and processes are only seen by those with authorised access.
Choice of language
Use your preferred language, including T-SQL, Scala, Spark SQL, Python and .NET – whether you use serverless or provisioned compute resources.
Code-free data orchestration
Build ETL/ELT processes in a code-free visual environment to easily ingest data from more than 85 native connectors.
Enterprise data warehousing
Build your data warehouse on the proven foundation of the industry’s top-performing SQL engine.
Integrated Artificial Intelligence & Business Intelligence
Use deep integration of Azure Machine Learning and Power BI to complete your end-to-end analytics solution.
Get started with Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI at a virtual hands-on analytics training and workshop. Learn tips and tricks for using Azure and start building your own end-to-end analytics solution.
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