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A powerful combination!

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Microsoft Synapse Analytics with Power BI

Microsoft Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics thereby giving the power and freedom to the data engineer, data scientist or BI professional to query data on their own terms, using either serverless or provisioned resource at scale.

Azure Synapse brings these worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate business intelligence and machine learning needs.

Azure Synapse Analytics also integrates seamlessly with Power BI to visualise the data within the Modern Data Warehouse. The combination of Azure Synapse Analytics and Power BI opens possibilities to bridge the gap between massive volumes of structured and unstructured data and actionable insights. This becomes possible when linking the tightly integrated Power BI and Azure Synapse Workspaces to greatly reduce time to insight.

The 4 simple building blocks to get started are –

  • Azure Synapse Workspace with an associated Storage Account.

  • A Power BI Professional or Premium Workspace.

  • Once this is setup and configured, you can start the process of linking the Power BI Workspace to your Synapse Workspace. See the quick start guide here.

  • Interactive Power BI reports and enterprise-grade semantic models can now be developed all within the Azure Synapse Studio.

Some of the key benefits of Azure Synapse for Power BI professionals are that it:

  • Acts as a single, certified source of truth for Power BI

  • Supports performance optimizations enabling Direct Query at scale

  • Supports row and column level security along with other integrated security features

  • Facilitates team collaboration and transparency through a common user interface

  • Includes enterprise-grade data transformation and orchestration capabilities for robust data preparation

  • Provides flexible support for building paginated reports with Power BI Report Builder

The TrueNorth Group (a Microsoft Gold Partner) assists organisations in building your Power BI solutions as part of a Modern Data Warehouse. The TrueNorth Group are proud to be facilitating ‘Analytics in a Day’ workshops with companies that are interested in a deep dive into the technology to accelerate their journey towards a modern data architecture in Azure. The Analytics in a Day workshop is designed to enhance learning and promotes getting started on Azure Synapse Analytics. These sessions are focused and address the customer’s specific needs.

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