Securely integrate Azure Synapse Analytics with Microsoft Azure SQL Database
About Azure Synapse Analytics
Azure Synapse Analytics is the next incarnation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse from Microsoft. Like SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Synapse Analytics is a cloud-based, relational data warehouse system with MPP (massively parallel processing), virtually unlimited scaling capacity, and the power to process and store petabytes of data. The difference is that Azure Synapse Analytics has added business intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced features to its data warehousing profile. Microsoft has also boosted the platform’s capacity to ingest, transform, manage, and process larger volumes of relational and non-relational data faster and more efficiently.
About Microsoft Azure SQL Database
Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing service designed for building, testing, launching, and managing applications and services via Microsoft-managed data centers. Through its platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) offerings, Microsoft Azure integrates with a wide range of programming languages and tools. In addition to working with Microsoft’s proprietary software and systems, Azure is compatible with third-party solutions, including Linux. As an extremely popular cloud services platform, many businesses and enterprises have used Microsoft Azure to migrate their computer systems to the cloud and eliminate the costs and staff requirements needed to maintain physical onsite servers.
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Azure Synapse Analytics's End Points
Azure Synapse Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics
In addition to serving as a powerful, scalable, cloud-based data warehouse, Azure Synapse adds advanced business intelligence and machine learning data analytics to its list of services.
Azure Synapse Unified Analytics
Whether you need a non-relational data lake, relational data warehouse, or a combination of both, Azure Synapse integrates the two and lets you query the data in SQL while serving as a unified, end-to-end analytics solution. Within a single workspace, Azure Synapse allows you to achieve your data warehousing, data preparation, data management, AI, machine learning, and business intelligence goals. Access all of your data and create stunning dashboards with Power BI via a single interface.
Azure Synapse Cloud-Native HTAP Implementation
With Azure Synapse Link, cloud-native HTAP implementation allows you to integrate Azure Synapse with Azure databases to extract near real-time insights from operational databases. This allows Azure Synapse to extract machine learning and business intelligence analyses from live data without disrupting the transactional performance of operational systems.
Azure Synapse Programming Language Compatibility
Azure Synapse allows your team to work with their preferred language. Whether it's T-SQL, Scala, Spark SQL, Python, or .Net, Azure Synapse is compatible with your language of choice while using either provisioned or serverless processing resources.
Azure Synapse Serverless On-Demand or Provisioned Resources
Azure Synapse lets you query data with provisioned or serverless on-demand computational resources.
Azure Synapse Compatibility With Azure, Microsoft, and Open Data Initiative Services
Azure Synapse natively connects with a wide range of Azure and Microsoft services. The platform includes native connectors for Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Lake, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Active Directory for authentication, and Microsoft Power BI for visualizing data. Azure Synapse also integrates its machine learning and business intelligence tools with Open Data Initiative tools and services. Led by Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP Software solutions, the Open Data Initiative seeks to boost the connectivity and interoperability of cloud-based SaaS services. Open Data Initiative compatible services include the Microsoft Office 365 suite, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 suite, and more.
Azure Synapse Workload Optimization
Microsoft Azure Synapse makes it easy to optimize your query performance through limitless concurrency, workload isolation, workload management.
Azure Synapse Advanced Security and Privacy
Azure Synapse offers cutting-edge security and privacy that includes dynamic, real-time data masking, always-on data encryption, automated threat detection, authentication through single-sign-on and Azure Active Directory. The platform also includes access control features like column-level security and native row-level security for additional security and privacy within your team.
Azure Synapse Compliance Certifications
In terms of compliance, Azure offers more certifications than any cloud provider to ensure that your data collection and data use practices comply with industry-specific, regional, state, and national compliance standards.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database's End Points
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
As one of its IaaS features, Microsoft Azure allows users to deploy virtual machines developed in Windows or Linux.
Microsoft Azure App Services
As one of its PaaS features, Azure App Services allows you to publish and manage websites and web applications.
Microsoft Azure WebApps
WebApps is Microsoft Azure's high-density web hosting service, which allows you to build web applications more efficiently with PHP, Node.Js, or Python, then deploy them on the Azure Cloud.
Microsoft Azure WebJobs
WebJobs gives you the ability to launch applications in the Microsoft App Services space and host them in the cloud.
Microsoft Azure Mobile Engagement Services
Microsoft Azure's mobile engagement service provides real-time tracking, data analytics, and deep insights to better understand user engagement and behavior for your mobile applications.
Microsoft Azure HockeyApp
Microsoft Azure's HockeyApp is a productivity-enhancing driver that helps you design, build, beta test, and distribute mobile apps more efficiently.
Microsoft Azure REST and SDK APIs
Azure's REST and SDK APIs allow you to store and access your application data on Azure's cloud platform.
Microsoft Azure Table Services
Azure Table Services facilitates the storage of data in structured text form so you can access it via a partition and primary key.
Microsoft Azure Blob Service
Blob Service empowers you to store unstructured text information and binary data as 'Blobs' accessible through HTTPS.
Microsoft Azure Queue Service
Queue Service streamlines asynchronous communication across multiple programs.
Microsoft Azure File Service
Azure File Service facilitates cloud data storage via REST API and the SMB Protocol.
Microsoft Azure Search Functionality
Azure's data search functionality supports more efficient data searching with REST and SDK APIs.
Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Azure's SQL data warehouse is managed by Microsoft within the Azure Cloud Facility. It offers high-performance querying and enhanced data security.
Microsoft Azure Messaging Service
Azure Service Bus is a messaging service that facilitates communication between the Azure Cloud and applications operating on-site and off-site to build more reliable and scalable applications. The Azure Service Bus supports communication via Event Hubs, Queues, Topics, and Relays.
Microsoft Azure Automation Features
Azure Automation allows users to automate frequently-repeated tasks that they perform in their cloud and enterprise environments to save time and prevent human errors. Automation improves the reliability of common administrative tasks. Azure automation allows you to schedule tasks with runbooks or use Desired State Configuration for the automation of configuration management tasks.