Cloud-scale analytics

Transform any data into timely insights at enterprise scale.

Explore the benefits of analytics solutions in Azure

Azure analytics services enable you to use the full breadth of your data assets to help build transformative and secure analytical solutions at enterprise scale. Fully managed services such as Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, Data Factory, Databricks and Azure Synapse Analytics help you easily deploy solutions for BI and reporting, advanced analytics and real-time analytics. Transform your data into timely insights through stunning Power BI visualisations for everyone in your organisation.

A data-driven culture is critical for today’s businesses to thrive. Get started with a modern data warehouse, bringing together all your data at any scale, delivering descriptive insights to all your users. Build on that foundation with best-in-class machine learning tools for predictive insights, using advanced analytics. Gain real-time insights from live-streaming events and IoT data.

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

Build data pipelines capable of ingesting millions of real-time events per second with Azure Event Hubs or 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 organisation to perform analytics across all your data, with the ability to scale to petabytes of data, extracting insights on the go with Power BI and Azure Synapse.

Protect your most valuable business data with the most advanced security and privacy features in the market. Azure services offer more than 90 industry and regional compliance certifications and financially backed SLAs.

Unlock transformative insights with the undisputed leader in price performance. Analytics in Azure is up to 14 times faster and 94 per cent cheaper, and delivers a significant 271-per cent ROI. Azure analytics and Power BI make for an unmatched combination. Gartner named Microsoft a leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

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Data warehouse solution architectures

Modern data warehouse architecture

A modern data warehouse lets you bring together all your data at any scale easily, and means you can get insights through analytical dashboards, operational reports or advanced analytics for all your users.

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Advanced Analytics Architecture

Transform your data into actionable insights using the best-in-class machine learning tools. This architecture allows you to combine any data at any scale, and to build and deploy custom machine-learning models at scale.

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Real-time analytics on big data architecture

Get insights from live streaming data with ease. Capture data continuously from any IoT device, or logs from website clickstreams, and process it in near-real time.

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Frequently asked questions

  • A modern data warehouse extends the scope of data warehousing to serve big data that’s prepared with techniques beyond relational ETL.
  • Having a fully managed solution reduces management burden and increases ROI in the medium and long terms.
  • In a data-driven environment, modernisation of the data estate is critical for making trustworthy business decisions. Furthermore, Microsoft data warehouse solutions provide optimised price performance, global availability and elastic scale.
  • 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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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics, 21 January 2019, Adam Ronthal | Roxane Edjlali | Rick Greenwald