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Azure analytics services overview

Azure analytics

Introduction

The current post presents an overview of the Azure analytics services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure analytics services. You find an overview of all Azure service categories at https://stefanos.cloud/blog/azure-service-categories/.

Azure analytics services

Gather, store, process, analyze, and visualize data of any variety, volume, or velocity by using the Azure analytics services.

Azure Analysis Services

Enterprise-grade analytics engine as a service

Azure Data Explorer

Fast and highly scalable data exploration service

Azure Data Factory

Hybrid data integration at enterprise scale, made easy

Azure Data Lake Storage

Scalable, secure data lake for high-performance analytics

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1

Hyperscale repository for big data analytics workloads

Azure Data Share

A simple and safe service for sharing big data with external organizations

Azure Databricks

Design AI with Apache Spark™-based analytics

Azure Stream Analytics

Real-time analytics on fast-moving streaming data

Azure Synapse Analytics

Limitless analytics with unmatched time to insight

Data Catalog

Get more value from your enterprise data assets

Data Lake Analytics

Distributed analytics service that makes big data easy

Event Hubs

Receive telemetry from millions of devices

HDInsight

Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters

Power BI Embedded

White label Power BI to quickly and easily provide exceptional customer facing dashboards and analytics in your own applications

R Server for HDInsight

Predictive analytics, machine learning, and statistical modeling for big data

Azure Purview

A unified data governance solution that maximizes the business value of your data

Microsoft Graph Data Connect Preview

A secure, high-throughput connector designed to copy select Microsoft 365 productivity datasets into your Azure tenant

Azure Chaos Studio Preview

Improve application resilience by introducing faults and simulating outages

Azure analytics services architecture considerations

Microsoft provides a handful of useful resources for architecting Azure analytics solutions at: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/solution-ideas/articles/analytics-start-here.

Becoming certified in Azure analytics services

The most relevant certifications begin with Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900 exam) and continue with the following exams and certifications:

Microsoft offers free MS Learn courses on Azure analytics services:

References

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/product-categories/analytics/

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