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 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 insights from live streaming events and IoT data.

Explore the solution architectures

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.

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 Azure Purview. Azure services comply with more than 90 industry and geographical compliance certifications and offer financially backed SLAs.

Access transformative 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 and can deliver 271 percent ROI over three years as projected by a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft. Additionally, Microsoft was positioned highest for ability to execute in the Gartner February 2021 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

Explore analytics solution architectures

Enterprise data warehouse

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

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

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

Limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

Azure Databricks

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics service

Azure Machine Learning

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

Power BI

Unified, scalable platform for enterprise business intelligence

Azure Purview

Unified data governance to maximize the business value of data

Azure Data Lake Storage

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

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Customers are doing great things with Azure analytics services

Walgreens transforms operations

"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."

Anne Cruz, IT Manager for Supply Chain and Merchandising, Walgreens
Walgreens

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
Marks and Spencer

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
Co-op

Swiss Re drives deeper, faster insights

"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."

Miguel Marin, Head of Business Intelligence, Swiss Re
Swiss Re

Myntra uses Azure to help customers look good

"Azure brings us the flexibility to use both open source and Azure components. We especially like the MPP capabilities of Azure Synapse Analytics for its low latency SQL capabilities."

Sudheer Tumuluru, Senior Director, Engineering, Myntra
Myntra

COFCO International analyzes the global food chain

"Data innovation at COFCO International is a strategic move. Azure Synapse is our backbone on which we are building the next generation of analytics."

Paula Freire, Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International
COFCO International

Frequently asked questions

  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now Azure Synapse Analytics. You can continue running your existing data warehouse workloads in production with a dedicated SQL pool without going through any changes. Or, to take advantage of all the latest innovations now generally available with the unified experience in Azure Synapse Analytics, you can choose to manage your existing data warehouse with an Azure Synapse workspace.
  • Azure Synapse Analytics is a limitless analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or dedicated resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, explore, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
  • 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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