Enable transformative data insights
Transform your business through predictive analytics over all of your data with tools you already know and love—Power BI, Excel and third-party BI tools. Plus, seamless compatibility with machine learning, ingestion, data movement and data store services ensures transformative insights over all your data.
“With Azure SQL Data Warehouse, we use PolyBase to ingest data from HDInsight then run thousands of analytical queries per day over tens of billions of records—about 20TB of data. This enables us to monitor price history and market dynamics to adjust pricing and ensure we are offering our customers the best price.”
Scale with more freedom
No need to over-provision or over-pay. Decoupled storage and compute models give you more freedom to easily scale your environment. Plus, the ability to pause compute gives you even more budget flexibility for batch-based workloads. With Azure data warehouse solutions, you can ingest all your data with no tradeoffs.
“Getting featured in the iOS App Store was a big deal for a small company like ours as our users increased from 3,000 to 300,000 in 48 hours. To keep up with this 100x increase in workload, we simply added data warehouse compute capacity by moving a slider and our services just scaled in minutes—we did not miss an insight.”
Get up and running quickly
Provision a data warehouse solution in 3 to 5 minutes. Azure uniquely scales your compute in seconds—delivering the promise of cloud elasticity to data warehousing. Use T-SQL skills to ingest and query data from on-premises and cloud sources—all for approximately 10x the value of traditional solutions.
“When we learned about the pause and resume capabilities of SQL Data Warehouse and integrated services like Azure Machine Learning and Data Factory, we switched from AWS Redshift, migrating over 7TB of uncompressed data over a week for the simple reasons of saving money and enabling a more straight-forward implementation for advanced analytics.”
Protect and help secure data
Gain multiple layers of data protection—starting with data encryption and auditing. Azure uniquely offers threat detection which functions like an alarm system over your data. Also, support for Azure Active Directory helps limit BI access to the appropriate subset of the data to further support compliance policies.