Data Platform and AI things in chapter 3, starting on page 39. Sadly not that many new things for us data people this year, but still, its all great news.
Azure Synapse Analytics seems to be the main data platform news, here’s a snippet from the book, I’ve underlined the key part for me:
Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, brings together traditional data warehousing and big data analytics. It gives enterprises the freedom to query data on their terms, using either serverless on demand or provisioned resources at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning applications.
Simply put, Azure Synapse is Azure SQL Data Warehouse evolved. We have taken the same industry leading data warehouse to a whole new level of performance and capabilities. Businesses can continue running their existing data warehouse workloads in production today with Azure Synapse and will automatically benefit from the new capabilities when they become generally available.
With Azure Synapse, data professionals of all types can collaborate, manage, and analyze their most important data with ease all within the same service. From integrating Apache Spark with the powerful and trusted SQL engine, to code free data integration and management, Azure Synapse is built for every data professional.
Ignite 2019 Book of News
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