Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes.
Data warehouses and data lakes are similar in a lot of respects. Both of them serve as storage repositories for landing massive amounts of data from a variety of sources. And both data warehouses and lakes provide access to processing engines that businesses can use to analyze the data in pursuit of competitive advantage.
Author: Alex Woodie