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.
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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.
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Dundas BI prides itself on offering powerful, flexible, customizable, and stunning data visualization features. When combined with the platform's built-in interactive dashboard features, Dundas BI's visualizations offer the ability to explore and interact with rich reports so you can drill into the exact details you want to understand.
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Dundas BI offers predictive data analytics, including real-time access to stunning visual analytics derived from your data. The analytics tools empower non-tech-savvy users to design, build, view, interact with, track, and share vital business metrics without any assistance from your tech team. Novice users can even set up data connectors, hierarchies, metrics, and make use of data cubes on a basic level.
Whether you need to deploy Dundas BI on-premises or in the cloudDundas BI, the platform is compatible with the widest variety of IT standards. You can run Dundas BI under the protection of a firewall or on a public cloud solution like Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure. Compatible data sources include RDBMS and OLAP, Flat files, Web services, and more. Plus, the platform has a data cube layer that offers built-in ETL capabilities.
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