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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)
1
Section 1: The Basics and Key Concepts
4
Section 2: Data Ingestion and Orchestration
8
Section 3: Azure Synapse for Data Scientists and Business Analysts
14
Section 4: Best Practices

Implementing best practices for a Synapse serverless SQL pool

Some of the best practices discussed in the preceding section will be valid even for a serverless SQL pool; however, there are few other considerations for serverless SQL pools. We are going to learn about some of these recommendations in the following sections.

Selecting the region to create a serverless SQL pool

If you are creating a storage account while creating a Synapse workspace, then your serverless SQL pool and storage account will be created in the same region where you created your workspace. But if you are planning to access other storage accounts, make sure you are creating your workspace in the same region. If you try accessing your data in a different region, there will be some network latency in data movement, but you can avoid this by using the same region for your serverless SQL pool as for your storage account.

You need to keep in mind that once the workspace is created, you cannot change the...