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 warehouse, advanced 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.
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-optimised Azure Data Lake Storage. Empower your data scientists and data engineers 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 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 organisation 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.
Explore analytics solution architectures
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.
Transform your data into actionable insights using best-in-class machine learning tools to deploy custom machine learning models at scale.
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
Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight
Fast, easy and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics service
Azure Machine Learning
Enterprise-grade machine learning service to build and deploy models faster
Unified, scalable platform for enterprise business intelligence
Unified data governance to maximise the business value of data
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 Maximise Your Business Intelligence Investments e-book.
Discover four common analytics scenarios to build business agility.
Unleash the power of predictive analytics in Azure Synapse with machine learning and AI.
Learn about Microsoft Purview powered search in Azure Synapse Analytics workspaces.
Get the latest cloud analytics news and resources
Customers are doing great things with cloud-scale analytics
Walgreens transforms operations
Anne Cruz, IT Manager for Supply Chain and Merchandising, Walgreens
"With Azure Synapse, we were able to create a platform that is streamlined, scalable, elastic, and cost effective, enabling my business users to make the right decisions for the fast-paced market."
Marks and Spencer speeds up insights
James Ferguson, Product Manager, Marks and Spencer
"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."
Co-op unlocks insights and new use cases
James Bleasby, Data Platform Programme Manager, Co-op
"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."
Swiss Re drives deeper, faster insights
Miguel Marin, Head of Business Intelligence, Swiss Re
"We came to the conclusion that if we use the components in Azure, we could cut our operational costs dramatically, because we only pay for what we use."
MSC expands analytics capabilities with SQL Server 2022
Javier Villegas, IT Director for DBA and BI Service, Mediterranean Shipping Company
"Synapse Link for SQL Server 2022 helps us to seamlessly replicate operational data in near real-time to be able to have more powerful analytics."
COFCO International analyses the global food chain
Paula Freire, Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International
"Data innovation at COFCO International is a strategic move. Azure Synapse is our backbone on which we are building the next generation of analytics."
Frequently asked questions
Cloud-scale analytics provides guidance to help you organise 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 modernisation 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 prioritisation. 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, centralised 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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