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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

Managing Synapse resources

The Manage hub within Azure Synapse Studio allows you to manage your workspace within a unified experience. It gives you the option to create a new pool, pause an existing provisioned pool, or delete your provisioned pools. You can also manage linked services, triggers, and integration runtimes here.

You can also set up Synapse RBAC within the Manage hub on Synapse Studio and you can manage Git configuration for your code artifacts as well. We are going to learn about all these topics in the following sections.

Although we have already covered how to create a SQL or Spark pool in our previous chapters, in the following section, we will try to learn how we can create these pools using Synapse Studio.

Analytics pools

Azure Synapse supports two types of analytics pool, namely, SQL and Spark pools. These pools are basically two different compute environments that can be used independently as per business requirements. We will learn how to manage...