Ellen Clysdale
, April 27, 2023
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In the world of business, data is everything. Organizations need powerful analytics solutions to make sense of it all and gain a competitive edge. That's where Azure Synapse Analytics comes in. This cloud-based service is quickly becoming the go-to choice for businesses across all industries and sizes. Why? It brings together big data and data warehousing into one platform, making it easier than ever to achieve insights and drive success. In this post, we'll highlight the top five reasons why businesses are choosing Azure Synapse Analytics based on what we've observed from working closely with our clients.

The Five Key Reasons Business Leaders Are Choosing Azure Synapse Over Other Analytics Platforms

  1. Scalability: One of the greatest benefits of Azure Synapse Analytics is its scalability. The solution can handle large volumes of data, making it an ideal choice for businesses that are expanding and need a platform that can grow with them. It provides organizations the ability to scale up or down as needed, without needing to worry about capacity planning or infrastructure management.
  2. Integrated platform: Azure Synapse Analytics has a competitive advantage over other analytics platforms because it offers an integrated platform that combines big data, data warehousing, data factory, data flows, and spark capability. It also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft products, including Azure Databricks, Azure ML, Azure DevOps, and Power BI to name a few.
  3. Security: Security is a top priority in Azure Synapse Analytics, with robust features in place to protect sensitive data. The platform utilizes advanced encryption technologies and enforces strict access controls to ensure that only authorized users can access the data. We've seen firsthand how it helps businesses meet compliance requirements and keep valuable data safe.
  4. Cost-effective: Save money on infrastructure and maintenance costs. The platform's pay-as-you-go pricing model allows organizations to pay only for the resources they use, making it a more affordable option regardless of the size of the business.
  5. Comprehensive insights: Finally, Azure Synapse Analytics is a powerhouse when it comes to helping businesses make informed decisions. The platform's advanced analytics tools and machine learning capabilities allow organizations to gain a holistic view of their data, enabling them to easily identify trends, patterns, and insights that will fuel business success.

How Alithya Helped a North American Chemical Manufacturer Improve Performance and Gain a Competitive Edge

Alithya's recent success story in the manufacturing sector demonstrates the transformative impact of Azure Synapse Analytics. Our team implemented a centralized and governed Enterprise Datawarehouse that utilized Azure Synapse Dedicated SQL Pools and Synapse Pipelines to merge data from multiple legal entities and ERP systems, including Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations. We also developed a dynamic financial allocations engine that allowed the business to gain valuable insights into customer account sales margins, thereby enabling them to optimize their pricing strategy and focus on high-profit customers. With the comprehensive dashboards and analytics we provided using Power BI, our client is now equipped with the data-driven insights they need to make informed decisions and gain a competitive advantage.

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