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Azure Synapse Analytics

Discover powerful insights across all your data systems

Data Bear is a trusted partner in leveraging the power of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. In today’s data-driven world, where the volume of data being generated is expanding at an astounding pace, businesses and organisations need effective solutions to transform this data into valuable insights that drive informed decision-making and fuel autonomous systems.

With the multitude of tools and techniques available for data analytics, organisations often find themselves in need of a diverse range of skills spanning multiple systems. The integration of infrastructure and administrative functions can become intricate and challenging. That’s where Azure Synapse Analytics comes in.

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Azure Synapse a Unified Platform

Azure Synapse Analytics is a corporate-level analytics service that speeds up the process of gaining insights from data warehouses and big data systems. It integrates the top SQL technologies used in enterprise data warehousing, Apache Spark technologies for handling big data, and Azure Data Explorer for log and time series analytics.

You can derive valuable insights from all your data sources, including data warehouses, data lakes, operational databases, and big data analytics systems. For crucial tasks, you can effortlessly enhance the efficiency of all queries with smart workload management, workload segregation, and unlimited parallel processing.

How are organisations using Azure Synapse Analytics

Organisations are leveraging Azure Synapse Analytics to unlock the full potential of their data and drive actionable insights. Here are some ways in which businesses are utilising this powerful platform:

Data Integration and Consolidation

Azure Synapse Analytics provides seamless data integration capabilities, allowing organisations to bring together data from various sources, both structured and unstructured. It enables the consolidation of data into a single, unified view, eliminating data silos and providing a comprehensive understanding of the business landscape.

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Advanced Analytics

With built-in advanced analytics capabilities, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Azure Synapse Analytics empowers organisations to derive valuable insights from their data. By leveraging machine learning models, businesses can uncover hidden patterns, predict trends, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.

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Real-time Analytics

Azure Synapse Analytics enables organisations to process and analyse streaming data in real-time. This capability is particularly valuable in industries such as finance, retail, and manufacturing, where immediate insights and proactive actions are crucial for staying competitive.

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Data Warehousing

The platform offers a robust data warehousing solution, allowing organisations to store and manage large volumes of data efficiently. With features like columnar storage and intelligent caching, businesses can accelerate query performance and gain faster access to critical information.

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Data Exploration and Visualisation

Azure Synapse Analytics provides powerful tools for data exploration and visualisation, making it easier for business users and data analysts to interact with and derive insights from data. Its intuitive interface and integration with popular visualisation tools enable users to create interactive dashboards and reports, facilitating data-driven decision-making at all levels of the organisation.

Scalability and Cost Efficiency

As a cloud-based platform, Azure Synapse Analytics offers the advantage of scalability, allowing organisations to scale their resources up or down based on demand. This flexibility ensures efficient resource utilisation and cost optimisation, as businesses only pay for what they use.

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Security and Compliance

Azure Synapse Analytics provides robust security features, including data encryption, access controls, and compliance certifications, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and adherence to regulatory requirements. This is particularly important in industries dealing with sensitive customer information or operating in highly regulated environments.

By harnessing the capabilities of Azure Synapse Analytics, organizations can gain a competitive edge by transforming data into actionable insights, improving operational efficiency, and driving innovation across various business functions.

Power BI + Azure Synapse Analytics

Create an engine for business-changing insights with Power BI + Azure Synapse Analytics

Make powerful insights available to everyone — from data scientists to business users — with Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics to meet all your data and analytics needs. With a unified experience, unmatched security, and limitless scalability, Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics make it easy to turn insights in actions.

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Key features include:

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Access controls

Fine grained access control with native column- and row-level security.

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Azure Synapse Analytics

A unified workspace for data prep, data management, data warehousing, big data, and AI tasks. Data engineers can use a code-free visual environment for managing data pipelines.

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Azure Machine Learning

Automated machine learning (AutoML) for dataflows enables business analysts to train, validate, and invoke Machine Learning (ML) models directly in Power BI. It includes a simple experience for creating a new ML model where analysts can use their dataflows to specify the input data for training the model.



Connect directly to your curated data. With DirectQuery, opening or refreshing a report or dashboard always shows the latest data. Minimise data latency by removing the need to refresh the underlying datasets.



Empower developers and data scientists with a wide range of productive experiences for building, training, and deploying machine learning models faster. Accelerate time to market and foster team collaboration with industry-leading MLOps—DevOps for machine learning. Innovate on a secure, trusted platform, designed for responsible ML.

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Performance accelerator

The Power BI performance accelerator is a new capability that reduces both cost and time to insight. Once enabled in Azure Synapse Analytics, performance accelerator intelligently tracks the most utilized Power BI queries in an organization and creates cached views to optimise query performance, ensure data is always up to date, and accelerate time to insight.

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How can Data Bear Help?

At Data Bear, we understand the complexities and opportunities that Azure Synapse Analytics brings to the table. Our team of experts is equipped with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the implementation process. We offer consulting services tailored to your specific needs, ensuring a seamless integration of Azure Synapse Analytics into your existing infrastructure.

By partnering with Data Bear, you gain access to a wealth of expertise and industry best practices. Our consultants, including data engineers, data analysts, and data scientists, will work closely with you to unlock the full potential of Azure Synapse Analytics. Whether you are just starting your data analytics journey or looking to enhance your existing capabilities, we are here to help you navigate the complexities and achieve your business goals.

Don’t let the abundance of data and the challenges of analytics deter you from seizing the opportunities that lie within. Contact Data Bear today and let us guide you towards success with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. Together, we can turn your data into a strategic asset and propel your business forward.

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