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.
With its suite of powerful, easy-to-use tools for branded email campaigns, Campaign Monitor includes a library of professionally-designed email templates and tools to create and deploy custom-tailored drip email marketing campaigns and abandoned cart messages. The platform also features tools to obtain better customer feedback, product reviews, and more.
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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.
Campaign Monitor's library of professionally-designed email templates is one of the platform's most popular features. The platform includes approximately 50 templates, which might not be as many as competing solutions, but the quality of the templates tends to be more aesthetically pleasing and professional in appearance than those offered by Aweber, Mailchimp, and other platforms. The email templates are also responsive and adjust seamlessly to whatever size display you're viewing them on.
Campaign Monitor offers compatibility to easily import information from all of the most common database formats such as XLS, XLSX, TXT, CSV, vCard, ZIP, RAR, and 7X. Simply copy-paste the file contents into Campaign Monitor, and Campaign Monitor separates the data into the appropriate fields, which you can remap or rename as appropriate.
Unlike most email marketing platforms, Campaign Monitor allows you to send emails to more than one marketing list or segment at once. The solution also lets you exclude specific lists or segments from certain email campaigns.
Campaign Monitor includes tools to send email 'subscriber journeys' or 'autoresponders' that start sending a series of timed emails as soon as someone joins your email list.
In addition to basic email autoresponder tools, Campaign Monitor allows you to program specific marketing triggers that automate the sending of different types of emails based on user actions. For example, you can program emails to go out based on the links a website visitor clicks, the products a customer purchases, or the webpages a user visits. Campaign Monitor includes an easy-to-use programming interface with yes-no conditions to plan the exact circumstances that trigger emails to send to subscribers.
Campaign Monitor offers high-level statistics on clickthroughs, unsubscribes, and email open rates. It also lets you zoom in on specific user information to determine whether individual subscribers opened or ignored emails, or clicked certain links. It even tells you where and when they did these actions. Lastly, with Campaign Monitor, it's easy to export analytics reports in PDF format to share with clients or team members.