Azure Synapse Analytics: Do Your Homework!

Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics combines data warehousing with analytics, machine learning and visualization. It brings together services which, in the past, were separate, under one umbrella. For example, Azure SQL pools (warehousing) and Apache Spark pools (analytics and machine learning) are bundled and made available as part of a unified service (or perhaps we could …

The Azure Cost Management Tool: The Foundation of Understanding Your Azure Estate

The Azure Cost Management tool (ACM), which is built into the Azure portal interface, is a powerful but under-utilized service you can use to track and understand the sources of your Azure costs. I wrote that ACM is 'under-utilized' and by that, I don't mean it isn't used but rather, that it's often used in …