Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

Azure Synapse is Azure SQL Data Warehouse evolved

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.

Limitless scale

Deliver insights from all your data, across data warehouses and big data analytics systems, with blasing speed

Powerful insights

Expand discovery of insights from all your data and apply machine learning models to all your intelligent apps

Unified experience

Significantly reduce project development time with a unified experience for developing end-to-end analytics solutions

Unmatched security

Secure data with the most advanced security and privacy features in the market, such as column- and row-level security and dynamic data masking

Experience limitless scale and query data on your terms

Azure Synapse delivers insights from all your data, across data warehouses and big data analytics systems, with blasing speed. With Azure Synapse, data professionals can query both relational and non-relational data at petabyte-scale using the familiar SQL language. For mission-critical workloads, they can easily optimise the performance of all queries with intelligent workload management, workload isolation and limitless concurrency.

Discover powerful insights across your most important data

With Azure Synapse, enabling BI and machine learning is a breeze. It is deeply integrated with Power BI and Azure Machine Learning to greatly expand discovery of insights from all your data and apply machine learning models to all your intelligent apps. Significantly reduce project development time for BI and machine learning projects with a limitless analytics service that enables you to seamlessly apply intelligence over all your most important data—from Dynamics 365, Office 365 to SaaS services that support Open Data Initiative—and easily share data with just a few clicks.

Harness the power of a unified analytics experience

Build end-to-end analytics solutions with a unified experience. The Azure Synapse studio provides a unified workspace for data prep, data management, data warehousing, big data and AI tasks. Data engineers can use a code-free visual environment for managing data pipelines. Database administrators can automate query optimization. Data scientists can build proofs of concept in minutes. Business analysts can securely access datasets and use Power BI to build dashboards in minutes—all while using the same analytics service.

Safeguard data with unmatched security and privacy

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 for fine-grained access control businesses can help ensure data stays safe and private using column-level security and native row-level security, as well as dynamic data masking to automatically protect sensitive data in real time.

Key Service Capabilities

Enterprise data warehousing

Build your data warehouse on the proven foundation of the industry’s top-performing SQL engine.

Deeply integrated Apache Spark and SQL engines

Enhance collaboration among data professionals working on advanced analytics solutions. Easily use T-SQL queries on both your data warehouse and embedded Spark engine.

Data lake exploration

Bring together relational and non-relational data and easily query files in the data lake with the same service you use to build data warehousing solutions.

Streaming ingestion & analytics

Perform real-time analytics on streaming data directly in your data warehouse.

Choice of language

Use your preferred language, including T-SQL, Python, Scala, Spark SQL and .Net—whether you use serverless or provisioned compute resources.

Integrated AI and BI

Complete your end-to-end analytics solution with deep integration of Azure Machine Learning and Power BI.

Code-free data orchestration

Build ETL/ELT processes in a code-free visual environment to easily ingest data from more than 85 native connectors.

Industry-leading management and security

Use built-in features to ensure your data and processes are seen by only those with authorised access.

Empower data professionals to achieve more

Data engineers

Simplify the steps to wrangle multiple data types from multiple sources, including streaming, transactional and business data. Use a code-free visual environment to easily connect to data sources and ingest, transform and place data in the data lake.

Data scientists

Build proofs of concept in minutes and easily create or adjust end-to-end solutions. Provision resources as needed or simply query existing resources on demand across massive amounts of data. Work with the language of your choice—T-SQL, R, Python, Scala, .Net and Spark SQL.

IT professionals

Protect and manage your organisation’s data more efficiently. Enable big data processing with both on-demand and provisioned compute. Secure access to cloud and hybrid configurations through tight integration with Azure Active Directory. Enforce privacy requirements using data masking as well as row-level and column-level security.

Business analysts

Securely access datasets and use Power BI to build dashboards available within Azure Synapse. Securely share data within and outside your organisation through Azure Data Share.

Database administrators

Match your expanding responsibilities for data warehouses and data lakes. Use familiar languages and tools, such as T-SQL. Run as many workloads as you want with ease. Assign resources to escalate critical workloads based on intelligent workload importance, workload isolation and enhanced concurrency capabilities.

Data security and privacy are non-negotiable

  • Secure, monitor and manage your data and analytics solutions with a wide range of industry-leading security and compliance features.

  • Use single-sign-on and Azure Active Directory integration to enable data professionals to spend more time discovering insights.

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Pricing that gives you flexibility and control

Manage resources and costs with elastic scalability for provisioned compute and storage.

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  • Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
  • Simply put, Azure Synapse Analytics is Azure SQL Data Warehouse evolved. We have taken the same industry leading data warehouse to a whole new level of performance and capabilities. Businesses can continue running their existing data warehouse workloads in production today with Azure Synapse and will automatically benefit from the preview capabilities when they become generally available.
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