Azure Synapse is an end-to-end cloud-native analytics platform that brings together data ingestion, data warehousing and big data into a single service. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless or provisioned resources – at scale. The worlds of data warehousing and big data analytics come together in a unified experience ready to ingest, prepare, manage and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
The Azure Synapse platform is integrated with linked services, including Power BI, Azure Machine Learning and Azure Data Share. Interactive Power BI reports and enterprise-grade semantic models can be developed within the Azure Synapse studio, the new common web portal for developing and managing various Azure Synapse artifacts.
With the following architecture, Azure Synapse can ingest both structured and unstructured data and offers extract-transform-load (ETL), big data and data warehousing technologies, all within a single unified service: