• 95% of the Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure. Microsoft has 61 data Azure regions throughout the world while they added new regions in Israel, Mexico, Poland, and New Zeeland.
  • Azure Synapse Link is a new Microsoft tool that enables data analytics on live operational data. Companies will use the same database system for analytical and transactional workloads on a single system.
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New Microsoft Azure Synapse Link

According to Microsoft, 95% of the Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure. Right now, Microsoft has 61 data Azure regions throughout the world while they added new regions in Israel, Mexico, Poland, and New Zeeland.

What is Azure Synapse Link?

Azure Synapse Link is a new Microsoft tool that enables data analytics on live operational data. It basically enables companies to use the same database system for analytical and transactional workloads on a single system.

Synapse Link is built on the Synaps Analytics, which Microsoft announced last year and takes it a step further.

They took out the barriers between Azure’s operational databases and Synapse Analytics, so that the companies can immediately benefit from the data in the databases without going through a data warehouse in the first place. 

If you’re saying Azure Synapse Link, you’re saying big-data management because according to Microsoft, Synapse can query data at petabyte-scale, directed by lines of SQL.

When is Synapse Link making its appearance?

Azure Synapse Link will launch in the coming weeks together with new Azure Synapse features in preview and Project Cortex.

What we are announcing with Synapse Link is the next major step in the same vision that we had around reduced the time to insight.

And in this particular case, a long-standing barrier that exists today between operational databases and analytics systems is these complex ETL (extract, transform, load) pipelines that need to be set up just so you can do basic operational reporting

,said Rohan Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Azure Data.