Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

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Recently, Microsoft introduced a new platform called Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform that fully integrates its database, analytics, and governance offerings. The new platform encompasses everything already available in the Azure Data space (Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Explorer, SQL Server 2022, Azure SQL, Cosmos DB, etc.) to Synapse Analytics, Power BI and the newly renamed Purview data governance. service.

In an Azure Developer blog post, the company points out that its intelligent data platform will allow organizations “to add layers of intelligence to their applications, unlock fast, predictive insights, and govern their data wherever they go.” ‘they find themselves’. It should also allow companies to collect, analyze and use data effectively.

Source (screenshot): https://news.microsoft.com/build2022/

Jeremy Sinclaira .NET, SharePoint, Windows and Xamarin developer, tweeted:

Something really needed in 2022. More separation between data governance, analytics and operational databases. It all comes together with Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform!

At the annual Build conference, Microsoft detailed a few new products that will be part of its new intelligent data platform:

  • SQL Server 2022 is a next-generation database engine available in public preview that brings new features for developers such as AWS S3 support, Azure Active Directory authentication, Query Store guidance, and enhancements of security. Additionally, the release includes integration with Microsoft Purview and Azure Synapse Link.
  • Purview Data Estate Insights is an app currently in preview that allows data stewards to get a summary of the data estate and the risk associated with that data. The app is expected to be available in July.
  • Datamart in Power BI, a new self-service feature in Power BI Premium, now in preview, allows analysts to get deeper insights into their data sets through data stores.
  • Azure Synapse Link for SQL provides real-time analytics for data stored in Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure SQL. Currently also in preview.

The introduction of Microsoft Intelligent Platform resulted in several tweets, including one from Tom Petrocelliretired technology professional and senior executive, Tweeter:

#Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform looks like a nudge to #Informatica. I doubt they can challenge them in data-intensive environments, but they might pick up some of the smaller developers who are just starting out with managed data platforms. The foot in the door should worry Informatica.

Finally, more platform details are available through the Microsoft Build 2022 session resources.

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