Every business, whatever size, is a data-business today, further fuelling the need for enabling data-driven insights & decision making at all levels in an organisation.
We’re all in the middle of a huge data explosion creating massive opportunity to harness that data more effectively. Even with recent advances in technology to help manage, shape and exploit data, the separation of the two most prevalent analytics streams: the data warehouse and the data lake still result in complexity and siloes that stifle true agility. Ironic when one of the key benefits of both streams are to bust open siloes!
It’s not just about data warehouses and data lakes; analytics expands all kinds of teams, tools and systems. From BI to AI, they all rely on and are anchored in analytics data and it’s hard for all teams to build an analytics solution that can serve all needs to all people.
There has long been the need for an evolution of the approach to data analytics.
I’ve blogged before about witnessing the uptake of cloud analytics solutions that, at their core, rely on Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake. This core, together with the people, it’s processes and surrounding technology is what Adatis deliver: We design, architect, build, support and evolve Azure cloud-based analytics solutions with the sole purpose of harnessing the opportunity data provides, enabling everyone across your organisation to be data-driven.
So, you can only imagine my excitement by the Ignite announcement that clearly raises the cloud analytics bar further again. Enter Azure Synapse Analytics.
Azure Synapse is Data Warehouse evolved
Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service, that brings together traditional Data Warehousing and Big Data analytics – into one service offering! Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning applications.
“Simplify” is one of the Adatis values we live and breathe. The evolution and unification that Azure Synapse brings, simply simplifies! Reducing complexity and increasing the agility this simplification provides will enable our customers to spend more time on the data opportunity to harness data and truly innovate, fast..
Azure Synapse delivers insights from all the data, across data warehouses and big data analytics systems, with blazing speed.
Azure Synapse studio (the web-based development environment) provides a unified experience for developing end-to-end analytics solutions for the spectrum of personas, including data engineers, data scientists, and database administrators. Datasets can be accessed securely using Power BI by Business analysts and users to explore data and build dashboards and reports – all while using the same analytics service.
It is deeply integrated with Power BI and Azure Machine Learning to greatly expand discovery of insights from all the data and apply machine learning models to any intelligent apps. This will significantly accelerate time to value.
Azure has the most advanced security and privacy features in the market. These features are built into the fabric of Azure Synapse, such as automated threat detection and always-on data encryption, and fine-grained access control. With tightening global privacy laws, Information Security must be at the core of all business processing to avoid action and risk to reputation.
Azure Synapse and Adatis
Adatis are perfectly placed to help organisations drive opportunity utilising Azure Synapse. We work with Microsoft both in the UK and the US to help and understand the proposition Azure Synapse brings to the market and have been selected as one of only 7 partners globally as the go-to Microsoft Gold Partner to support organisations in their journey to data-driven insights utilising Azure Synapse.
Please contact us for a no obligation discussion on how we can help support you on your Azure Synapse Analytics journey.