Azure Synapse Analytics is the next incarnation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse from Microsoft. Like SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Synapse Analytics is a cloud-based, relational data warehouse system with MPP (massively parallel processing), virtually unlimited scaling capacity, and the power to process and store petabytes of data. The difference is that Azure Synapse Analytics has added business intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced features to its data warehousing profile. Microsoft has also boosted the platform's capacity to ingest, transform, manage, and process larger volumes of relational and non-relational data faster and more efficiently.
Buffer is a web and mobile-based platform that allows you to manage all of your company's social media activities from a single place. With Buffer, you can design, schedule, and share content on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter — then analyze the results of your campaigns to measure their success and understand how your community is responding to them.
Bring all your Buffer data to Amazon Redshift
Load your Buffer data to Google BigQuery
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In addition to serving as a powerful, scalable, cloud-based data warehouse, Azure Synapse adds advanced business intelligence and machine learning data analytics to its list of services.
Whether you need a non-relational data lake, relational data warehouse, or a combination of both, Azure Synapse integrates the two and lets you query the data in SQL while serving as a unified, end-to-end analytics solution. Within a single workspace, Azure Synapse allows you to achieve your data warehousing, data preparation, data management, AI, machine learning, and business intelligence goals. Access all of your data and create stunning dashboards with Power BI via a single interface.
With Azure Synapse Link, cloud-native HTAP implementation allows you to integrate Azure Synapse with Azure databases to extract near real-time insights from operational databases. This allows Azure Synapse to extract machine learning and business intelligence analyses from live data without disrupting the transactional performance of operational systems.
Azure Synapse allows your team to work with their preferred language. Whether it's T-SQL, Scala, Spark SQL, Python, or .Net, Azure Synapse is compatible with your language of choice while using either provisioned or serverless processing resources.
Azure Synapse lets you query data with provisioned or serverless on-demand computational resources.
Azure Synapse natively connects with a wide range of Azure and Microsoft services. The platform includes native connectors for Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Lake, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Active Directory for authentication, and Microsoft Power BI for visualizing data. Azure Synapse also integrates its machine learning and business intelligence tools with Open Data Initiative tools and services. Led by Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP Software solutions, the Open Data Initiative seeks to boost the connectivity and interoperability of cloud-based SaaS services. Open Data Initiative compatible services include the Microsoft Office 365 suite, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite, and more.
Microsoft Azure Synapse makes it easy to optimize your query performance through limitless concurrency, workload isolation, workload management.
Azure Synapse offers cutting-edge security and privacy that includes dynamic, real-time data masking, always-on data encryption, automated threat detection, authentication through single-sign-on and Azure Active Directory. The platform also includes access control features like column-level security and native row-level security for additional security and privacy within your team.
In terms of compliance, Azure offers more certifications than any cloud provider to ensure that your data collection and data use practices comply with industry-specific, regional, state, and national compliance standards.
Buffer's social media publishing tools allow you to tailor and perfect your posts to fit the nuances of each social network your company uses. Use the platform to design drafts of your posts, collaborate with team members, finetune your strategy, and plan the timing of each post for maximum effectiveness — all from a single platform that gives you a bird's-eye view of your content-lineup.
Buffer's platform enhances business-to-customer interactions by expanding your ability to immediately respond to social media conversations, resolve customer problems, and collaborate with the right team members to create a better, more interactive experience between your audience and brand. With Buffer's shared team inbox, you can interact with customers on a one-on-one basis across all your social media platforms — be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instragam — from a single interface. Buffer also includes 'collision detection' features — that show which team members are viewing a conversation to prevent duplicate responses — and the ability to leave notes for others who might respond to the conversation later.
Buffer tracks data pertaining to all of your team's social media interactions — then uses this information to create performance reports that will help you improve customer engagement, grow your audience, and boost sales. With data on all of your social media platforms visible from a single, interactive analytics dashboard, everyone on your team has access to the information, metrics, and insights they need. Drill into statistics on individual posts and zoom out for general information. You can also customize reports to show specific team members exactly what they need to see.