What is Azure Synapse?
It is an analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. It brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
Azure Synapse is a tool in the Big Data Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses Azure Synapse?
10 companies reportedly use Azure Synapse in their tech stacks, including internet-of-things, DevRain, and Driverama.
70 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Azure Synapse.
Pros of Azure Synapse
Azure Synapse's Features
- Complete T-SQL based analytics – Generally Available
- Deeply integrated Apache Spark
- Hybrid data integration
- Unified user experience
Azure Synapse Alternatives & Comparisons
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