An Introduction to Azure Synapse – What is it? Why use it? And how

The Microsoft abstraction machine is at it again with this latest veneer over what we had come to understand as the ‘modern data warehouse’. Or is it?! When creating an Azure PaaS data platform/analytics solution we would typically use a set of core Azure services; Data Factory, Data Lake, Databricks and SQL Data Warehouse. Now with the latest round of enhancements from the MPP team, it seems in the third generation of the Azure SQLDW offering we can access all our core services as a bundle. Ok, so what?

Well, this is a reasonable starting point in our understanding of Azure Synapse but is also far from the whole story.

In this session, we’ll go deeper into the evolution of our SQLDW to complete our knowledge on why Synapse Analytics is a game-changer for various data warehouse architectures. We’ll discover what Synapse has to offer with its Data Virtualisation layer, flexible storage and multi-model compute engines. A simple veneer of things, this new resource is not. In this introduction to Synapse, we’ll cover the what, that why and importantly the how for this emerging bundle of exciting services.

Benefits of Attending this Session:

  1. What is Azure Synapse Analytics
  2. Why use Azure Synapse Analytics
  3. How to use Azure Synapse Analytics
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