Azure SQL Data Warehouseis Microsoft’s SQL analytics platform, the backbone of your enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The service is designed to allow customers to elastically, and independently, scale compute and storage with massively parallel processing. SQL DW integrates seamlessly with big data stores and acts as a hub to your data marts and cubes for an optimized and tailored performance of your EDW. Azure SQL DW offers guaranteed99.9% high availability, compliance,advanced security, andtight integrationwith upstream and downstream services so you can build a data warehouse that fits your needs. Azure SQL DW is the first and only service enabling enterprises to replicate their data everywhere with global availability in more than 30 regions.
Inside of Microsoft, Azure services are used extensively across teams. Clever solutions combining multiple Azure products are the norm across teams such as the OneNote and Education Microsoft team who built an Autoscaler to meet its SQL Data Warehouse compute demand while minimizing its cost.