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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

Implementation of real-time analytics on streaming data

In this section, we are going to learn about a step-by-step process for implementing real-time analytics using Azure Synapse. We are taking Figure 9.1 as our reference architecture. There are various stages involved in implementing this architecture, and we will go through all these steps in this section. We will learn how to configure all the required resources according to your environment.

Before jumping to the analytics part, we will learn how to ingest data to an Azure Cosmos DB account.

Ingesting data to Cosmos DB

There are various ways to ingest streaming data to Azure Cosmos DB; however, in this section, we are going to use an online application sample to ingested streaming data to the Azure Cosmos DB account.

Follow the instructions to start streaming the data to your Cosmos DB account:

  1. Go to your Azure Cosmos DB account in the Azure portal and click on the Data Explorer tab.
  2. Click on the New...