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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

Monitoring Synapse workloads

Monitoring workloads is critical for understanding any unexpected behavior with the workload. Synapse pipelines, triggers, integration runtimes, Apache Spark applications, SQL requests, data flow debugging, and analytical pools can be monitored directly on the Monitor hub of Synapse Studio. You can also change the time range for certain workloads if you want to monitor workloads for a specific time range. This section is going to cover the monitoring of all activities and workloads within Azure Synapse Analytics.

You can glimpse the Monitor hub within Synapse Studio in the following screenshot:

Figure 13.22 – Monitoring various resources of a Synapse workspace in Synapse Studio

Figure 13.22 – Monitoring various resources of a Synapse workspace in Synapse Studio

Integration is associated with Synapse pipelines, and we will learn how to monitor pipelines, triggers, and integration runtimes in the following section.


Synapse pipelines has various components that are stitched together...