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Microsoft Fabric
Microsoft Fabric

A Unified Platform
for Data and Analytics

Microsoft Fabric
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Microsoft Fabric Solutions

Welcome to the world of Microsoft Fabric, where data and analytics meet in a unified platform designed to help you transform your organisation. Explore the benefits of Data Bear’s Microsoft Fabric consulting and training services and discover how Fabric can help your organisation become more “data savvy”.

What is Microsoft Fabric?

Microsoft Fabric is a platform which provides a comprehensive set of tools and services for data movement, data lakes, data engineering, data integration, data science, real-time analytics, and business intelligence. All these capabilities are backed by a shared platform providing robust data security, governance, and compliance.
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Complete Analytics Platform

Everything, unified
SaaS-ified
Secured and governed

Lake Centric and Open

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One copy
Open at every tier

Empower Every Business User

Familiar and intuitive
Built into Microsoft 365
Insight to action

AI Powered

Copilot accelerated
GPT on your data
AI-driven insights

Power business decisions with cloud-scale analytics

Unlock the business value you expect and achieve more with less by unifying your hybrid and multi-cloud data estates for faster,
connected intelligence.
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Unify your hybrid and multi-cloud enterprise data estate for analytics

Establish a regulated hub to centralise and organise all your business data, creating a foundation for innovative analytics. Streamline your workloads and enable your data engineers to spin up analytics solutions faster than ever before

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Build fit-for-purpose analytics models

Leverage the full potential of your data by constructing ML and AI models on a connected foundation with no data movement. Enable data scientists to perform analysis on large volumes of data in real time leveraging the tools and languages they already know.

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Responsibly democratise analytics with data governance

Connect the services you need to enable an open, scalable analytics platform with built-in security and governance. Equip your data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts to access the right data, at the right time, for ease of democratisation.

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Scale transformative analytics applications

Equip data analysts and data citizens with robust self-service analytics tools to expedite innovation with real time insights. Create connected intelligence for all applications to enable better decision-making and transformative impact.

91%

Of leaders reported an increased investment in data and analytics

Gartner
45%

Of organisations are seeking to automate workflows to decrease errors and improve customer satisfaction

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Accelerate your data potential with Microsoft Fabric

From data integration and engineering to business intelligence and real time analytics, Microsoft Fabric enables data professionals to host all their analytics workloads in a SaaS-based, lake-first solution – eliminating organisational siloes.
Lake-centric and open  |  Role-specific tools  |  Empower every Microsoft 365 user  |  Persistent governance and security
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Data Integration
Data Factory
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Data Engineering
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Data Warehouse
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Data Science
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Business Intelligence
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Unified data foundation

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Persistent data governance and security

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Benefits of Microsoft Fabric Training and Consulting Services

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Enhanced Data Security

Our training and consulting services emphasise the importance of data security, governance, and compliance. We guide you in implementing robust security measures, protecting your data from unauthorised access, and ensuring adherence to regulatory standards.

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Seamless Integration

Fabric seamlessly integrates with various components, such as data lakes, data engineering, data science, and real-time analytics. Our consulting services ensures a smooth integration process, allowing you to leverage the platform's capabilities with ease and efficiency.

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Tailored Solutions

With our consulting services, we understand that every organisation has unique data and analytics requirements. Our experts work closely with you to design and implement a customised Fabric solution that aligns with your specific goals, ensuring optimal performance and results.

Scalability and Flexibility

Fabric is designed to scale alongside your organisation's growth. Through training and consulting, you'll learn how to harness its scalability and flexibility, allowing you to adapt to evolving business needs and handle increasing data workloads effortlessly.

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Unlock the Full Potential

Our comprehensive training programs empower your team with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage the full potential of Microsoft Fabric. From data movement to business intelligence, our training equips you with the expertise to extract actionable insights from your data.

Real-World Use Cases

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Retail Optimisation:

Microsoft Fabric can help retailers optimise their operations by providing insights into customer behaviour, inventory management, and supply chain efficiency. Using Fabric, you can leverage data engineering, real-time analytics, and business intelligence to make data-driven decisions and improve customer satisfaction.

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Healthcare Transformation:

In the healthcare industry, Microsoft Fabric can enable data-driven insights to enhance patient care, streamline operations, and services clinical decision-making. Fabric empowers healthcare professionals to leverage data science, data integration, and business intelligence capabilities, leading to improved patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

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Financial Intelligence:

Financial institutions can leverage Microsoft Fabric to gain actionable insights, detect fraud, and enhance risk management. Through our Fabric training, you'll learn how to harness real-time analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence to optimise financial processes, increase profitability, and ensure compliance.

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Manufacturing Excellence:

Microsoft Fabric enables manufacturers to unlock the potential of their data to improve quality control, predictive maintenance, and production efficiency. Using Fabric, you can leverage data engineering, real-time analytics, and machine learning capabilities to drive operational excellence and stay ahead in a competitive market.

Accelerate your Data Potential with Microsoft Fabric

Unlock the business value you expect and achieve more with less by unifying your hybrid and multi-cloud data estates for faster, connected intelligence. From data integration and engineering to business intelligence and real time analytics, Microsoft Fabric enables data professionals to host all their analytics workloads in a SaaS-based, lake-first solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To share content and collaborate in Microsoft Fabric, your organization needs to have an F or P capacity license, and at least one per-user license.

Imagine having all your data tools under one roof, working seamlessly together to unlock valuable knowledge. That’s the power of Microsoft Fabric, a unified platform for big data analytics.

Key benefits:

  • One-stop shop: Manage all your data needs in one place, from storage to analysis.
  • Data lake advantage: Explore your data freely, without limitations or pre-defined structures.
  • AI-powered insights: Uncover hidden patterns and gain deeper understanding with built-in AI and machine learning.
  • Democratise data: Empower everyone in your organisation to ask questions and get answers, regardless of technical expertise.
  • Streamlined operations: Automate tasks, free up resources, and simplify data management.
  • Cost optimisation: Pay for one platform instead of multiple tools.
  • Open and flexible: Integrate Fabric with your existing data ecosystem and avoid vendor lock-in.
  • Secure and governed: Protect your sensitive information with robust security features.

The result:

  • Faster, deeper insights: Make data-driven decisions with confidence.
  • Improved collaboration: Break down data silos and work together seamlessly.
  • Reduced costs and complexity: Get more out of your data while spending less.

Fabric unites all your data tools – lake, engineering, BI – under one roof. Explore freely with its open lake structure, powered by AI to uncover hidden patterns and empower users of all skill levels. AI assistant Copilot helps you create reports and visualise data, boosting efficiency and streamlining operations. Fabric simplifies your data life, reducing costs and freeing you to focus on insights.

Key tools bundled within Microsoft Fabric:

1. Power BI: A business intelligence tool for creating interactive dashboards and reports, exploring data visually, and sharing insights across teams.

2. Data Factory: A cloud-based data integration service for orchestrating and automating data movement and transformation across various sources and destinations.

3. Synapse Data Engineering: A service for building and managing data pipelines, data lakes, and data warehouses using a code-free visual interface or code-based development.

4. Synapse Data Science: A service for developing and deploying machine learning models using popular languages and frameworks like Python, R, and Spark.

5. Synapse Data Warehouse: A cloud-based data warehouse for storing and analysing large volumes of data, optimised for performance and scalability.

6. Synapse Real-Time Analytics: A service for analysing streaming data in real-time to detect anomalies, make predictions, and trigger actions.

7. OneLake: A centralised lake store powered by Delta Lake, providing unified storage and accessibility for all data across Fabric experiences.

8. Data Activator: A tool for quickly connecting to and activating new data sources, making them available for analysis within Fabric.

9. Copilot AI: An intelligent assistant within Power BI that helps with tasks such as report creation, visualisation suggestions, and DAX calculation generation.

These tools work together seamlessly within Fabric to provide a comprehensive and integrated experience for data management, analysis, and insights.

Microsoft Fabric and Azure are both Microsoft offerings geared towards data analytics and insights, but they cater to different needs and have distinct characteristics. Here’s a breakdown of their key differences:

Scope:

  • Azure: A vast cloud platform encompassing numerous services, including data and analytics tools like Synapse Analytics, Data Factory, and Machine Learning. It’s a broad landscape where Fabric operates as a single, integrated platform.
  • Fabric: A unified analytics platform specifically designed for big data exploration, AI integration, and data democratisation. It combines existing Azure services under one roof with enhanced tools and user experiences.

Focus:

  • Azure: Offers a diverse set of individual services that users can configure and manage themselves, providing flexibility and control.
  • Fabric: Emphasis on ease of use and accessibility. It offers a pre-configured environment with intuitive interfaces and natural language query capabilities, simplifying data exploration for users of all skill levels.

Architecture:

  • Azure: Builds on various storage and processing options, allowing for customised data handling architectures.
  • Fabric: Utilizes a lake-centric approach, storing data in its raw form in Delta Lake for flexible exploration and analysis.

AI and ML:

  • Azure: Offers dedicated AI and ML services like Azure Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services for specialised development and deployment.
  • Fabric: Integrates AI and ML capabilities seamlessly within the platform, including natural language querying, automated insights generation, and Copilot AI assistance in Power BI.

Cost:

  • Azure: Requires individual service billing, potentially leading to complex cost structures with multiple tools.
  • Fabric: Employs a subscription model, providing a more predictable and manageable cost for the complete platform.

In essence, Azure is a building block toolbox, offering flexibility and control for experienced users. Fabric is a pre-built powerhouse, providing a streamlined and user-friendly experience for data exploration and insights generation, especially for less technical users.

Yes. Data Bear’s support services offers team augmentation that can be more cost-effective and efficient way to embrace and harness new Microsoft technologies. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Data Bear offers dedicated resources to contribute to your projects or ad-hoc tasks to help increase the quality of work whilst reducing time spent on development or problem solving. With our team at your service, you have access to a broader talent pool who are continuously upskilling to ensure enhanced business efficiency and best practice. 

Yes, our experienced trainers provide bespoke Microsoft Fabric training workshops, designed to empower your team to get best value from Fabric and understand the best practice concepts thereof. 

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