Azure Data Warehouse – a modern tool for aggregating distributed data sources
Aggregated and properly structured data is the foundation of all BI activities. Analysing them allows transforming the collected information into practical knowledge, which is used to draw conclusions and forecast phenomena. However, the success of these processes depends on the correct creation and use of a data warehouse. How does Azure Data Warehouse work?
What are data warehouses?
Did you know that less than 0.5% of business data is stored and analysed in the right way? As a result, companies lose more than 600 billion dollars a year. This can be remedied by data warehouses, i.e. specially designed databases that store company data from various sources. Thanks to them, the preparation of business analyses and reports is much simpler and less likely to cause errors. Cloud solutions, such as Azure Data Warehouse, are of particular interest, as they not only have high computing power but also guarantee users access to structured data sources practically 24h/7 at a relatively low cost.
How does Azure Data Warehouse work?
Azure SQL Data Warehouse from Microsoft is a highly flexible and scalable cloud service. It is compatible with several other Azure platform offers, such as Data Factory and Machine Learning and various SQL Server tools and Microsoft products, including Power BI. SQL-based storage based on the Azure platform allows you to process vast amounts of data through parallel processing. Being a distributed database management system, it has overcome most of the shortcomings of traditional data warehouse systems.
Azure Data Warehouse – explore the benefits
Among the main benefits of the Azure Data Warehouse, one should mention:
- flexibility: Azure Data Warehouse is very flexible due to the separation of computing and storage components. The calculations can be scaled independently. Even if a query is running, it allows you to add and eliminate resources.
- security focus: Azure Data Warehouse has different security components (row-level, data masking, encryption, inspection, etc.). Taking into account cyber threats to data security in the cloud, Azure Data Warehouse components are secured,
- highly scalable: Azure data warehouses quickly scale up and down as required.
The main benefits of implementing Azure Data Warehouse in the enterprise are:
- easy and quick access to information,
- making the right business decisions based on solid pillars – data,
- enhanced data control and comprehensive data protection,
- to create a permanent source of aggregation and segmentation of data.
If you want to use this great data storage solution in your company, please contact us. EBIS provides comprehensive support for Azure Data Warehouse and other BI solutions – from assessing needs and defining requirements to choosing a data warehouse platform, integration, data management and further assistance. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +48 12 307 06 35.