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Cloud-scale analytics

Accelerate time to insights with cloud analytics solutions.

Transform any data into timely insights at enterprise scale

Build advanced cloud-based analytical solutions at enterprise scale with Azure analytics and data governance services. Meet your business intelligence, data warehouseadvanced analytics, data governance, and machine learning objectives with a combination of services that offer unmatched price performance and security.

Bring all your data together at any scale with an enterprise data warehouse and big data analytics to deliver descriptive insights to end users. Build on that foundation with best-in-class machine learning tools for predictive insights using advanced analytics. Gain real-time analytics insights from live streaming events and IoT data.

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Provision your analytics solution with fully managed cloud services built on industry-leading SQL and Apache Spark engines with Azure Synapse Analytics or Azure Databricks. Accelerate hybrid data integration with more than 90 data connectors with code-free transformation from Azure Synapse or Azure Data Factory. Store petabyte-size files and trillions of objects in the analytics-optimized Azure Data Lake Storage. Empower your data scientists and data engineers to use the tools and languages of their choice.

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Build data pipelines capable of ingesting millions of real-time events per second with Azure Event Hubs or Azure IoT Hub. Expand your datasets for enhanced insights and safely collaborate with others in just a few clicks with Azure Data Share. Empower everyone in your organization to perform analytics across all your data, with the ability to scale to petabytes of data, extracting insights on the fly with Power BI and Azure Synapse.

Protect your valuable business data with the most advanced security and privacy capabilities on the market. Easily create a holistic, up-to-date map of your data landscape with automated data discovery, sensitive data classification, and end-to-end data lineage with Microsoft Purview. Azure services comply with more than 90 industry and geographical compliance certifications and offer financially backed SLAs.

Access transformative cloud analytics insights with the undisputed leader in price performance. Analytics in Azure is up to 14 times faster and costs 94 percent less than other cloud providers. Additionally, Microsoft was positioned highest for ability to execute in the Gartner March 2022 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

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Explore analytics solution architectures

Enterprise data warehouse architecture

Enterprise data warehouse

Bring together all your data at any scale to get insights through analytics dashboards, operations reports, or advanced analytics for all your users.

Advanced analytics architecture

Advanced analytics

Transform your data into actionable insights using best-in-class machine learning tools to deploy custom machine learning models at scale.

Real-time analytics architecture

Real-time analytics

Get insights from livestreaming data with ease. Capture data from IoT devices or logs from website clickstreams and process it in near-real time.

Learn more about Azure analytics services

Azure Synapse Analytics

Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight.

Azure Databricks

Azure Databricks

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics service.

Azure Machine Learning

Azure Machine Learning

Enterprise-grade machine learning service to build and deploy models faster.

Power BI

Power BI

Unified, scalable platform for enterprise business intelligence.

Microsoft Purview

Microsoft Purview

Unified data governance to maximize the business value of data.

Azure Data Lake Storage

Azure Data Lake Storage

Massively scalable and secure data lake for your high-performance analytics workloads.

Resources and documentation

Webinar and e-books

Join an analytics webinar to get the latest tips, tools, business cases, demos, and more.

Download the analytics best practices white paper to jumpstart your analytics with best practices and guidance.

Read the 4 Ways to Maximize Your Business Intelligence Investments e-book.

Get the latest cloud analytics news and resources

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Customers are doing great things with cloud-scale analytics

Marks & Spencer speeds up insights

"They're using Azure Synapse to push all that data out to Microsoft Power BI. Now, people who didn't typically have access to data or had to wait for IT to create a dashboard, they're able to figure it out themselves."
James Ferguson, Product Manager, Marks & Spencer
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Co-op unlocks insights and new use cases

"The Azure platform has underpinned our agile and experimental approach to evolving the Co-op Data Platform, enabling us to learn on the go and pivot rapidly when needed."
James Bleasby, Data Platform Program Manager, Co-op
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Frequently asked questions

  • Cloud-scale analytics provides guidance to help you organize and build the skills of your people and teams, including:

    • Persona, role, and responsibility definitions.
    • Suggested structures for agile, vertical, and cross-domain teams.
    • Resources such as Microsoft Learn Azure data and AI certifications.

    Cloud-scale analytics also helps you engage your end users throughout the modernization process and as you continue to evolve your platform and onboard new use cases. Read more about cloud-scale analytics.

  • Before implementing cloud-scale analytics, have a plan in place for your data strategy. You can start small with a single use case, or have a much larger set of use cases that will require prioritization. Having a strategy helps you establish your processes and spark initial conversations about pillars you need to focus on. Learn more about how to create a single, centralized cloud adoption strategy.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics is an enterprise analytics service that accelerates time to insight across data warehouses and big data systems. It brings together the best of SQL technologies used in enterprise data warehousing, Apache Spark technologies for big data, and Azure Data Explorer for log and time series analytics.

  • Microsoft actively seeks to secure worldwide compliance and regulatory certifications to provide assurances that Azure technology solutions remain highly secure and reliable.

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