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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

Implementing network security

Azure Synapse Analytics helps protect your data by using IP firewall rules. We can also use the managed workspace virtual network to isolate one workspace from another. We are going to learn about these options in the following sections.

Managed workspace virtual network

Azure Synapse provides you with the option to enable a managed workspace virtual network while creating your Synapse workspace. It ensures that your workspace is isolated from another workspace. If you have enabled a managed workspace virtual network in your Synapse workspace, then data integration and Spark resources are also deployed in the same virtual network; however, SQL pools (dedicated or serverless) reside outside this managed virtual network.

You can go through the following steps to enable a managed workspace virtual network on your Synapse workspace while creating it:

  1. Log in to the Azure portal at
  2. Click on the + Create a resource...