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Limitless Analytics with Azure Synapse

By : Prashant Kumar Mishra
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Limitless Analytics with Azure Synapse

By: Prashant Kumar Mishra

Overview of this book

Azure Synapse Analytics, which Microsoft describes as the next evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, is a limitless analytics service that brings enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics together. With this book, you'll learn how to discover insights from your data effectively using this platform. The book starts with an overview of Azure Synapse Analytics, its architecture, and how it can be used to improve business intelligence and machine learning capabilities. Next, you'll go on to choose and set up the correct environment for your business problem. You'll also learn a variety of ways to ingest data from various sources and orchestrate the data using transformation techniques offered by Azure Synapse. Later, you'll explore how to handle both relational and non-relational data using the SQL language. As you progress, you'll perform real-time streaming and execute data analysis operations on your data using various languages, before going on to apply ML techniques to derive accurate and granular insights from data. Finally, you'll discover how to protect sensitive data in real time by using security and privacy features. By the end of this Azure book, you'll be able to build end-to-end analytics solutions while focusing on data prep, data management, data warehousing, and AI tasks.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: The Basics and Key Concepts
Section 2: Data Ingestion and Orchestration
Section 3: Azure Synapse for Data Scientists and Business Analysts
Section 4: Best Practices

Connecting Azure Synapse data to Power BI Desktop

Before we proceed further on this topic, it is important to understand what the different end points in the Synapse workspace are. When you go to your Synapse workspace within the Azure portal, you can see all the details pertaining to the workspace in the Overview section of the Synapse workspace.

In this section, we will learn about all the endpoints related to the Synapse workspace, as seen in the following screenshot:

Figure 8.17 – A screenshot of the Synapse workspace in the Azure portal highlighting different endpoints

Figure 8.17 – A screenshot of the Synapse workspace in the Azure portal highlighting different endpoints

To ensure that you are able to navigate the workspace without limitations and that functionality is not limited, ensure that the following URLs are accessible on port 80 and 443, respectively.

Important note

In the event that you try and connect to your SQL pool or SQL on-demand database in your Synapse workspace after creating it, you could experience a network...