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Modern Data Platform - How to approach the architecture and setup of Azure & Power BI based platform

This training starts with understanding why we should switch from traditional data warehouses to a modern data platform. The training continues with an introduction to Azure Synapse.

More and more organizations are switching from traditional data warehouses to a modern data platform, serverless and without using databases. The traditional data warehouses lack the ability to add semi-structured and unstructured data, and SQL databases do not allow for a cost-optimized setup. And while decoupling data storage and processing is a good thing by itself, it adds significant complexity and unwanted delays because data is copied from one component to another. 

In this training 

you'll start with understanding why we should switch from traditional data warehouses to a modern data platform. The training continues with an introduction to Azure Synapse. Hands on you will create your Azure Synapse data model/solution, and all best practices to take into account. In the last part of the training, you will set up your Power BI platform and learn the best practices to load your data into Power BI. The visualization of your data inside Power BI is not in scope of this training.

Other topics as cost-optimization, performance, incremental loading, security, documentation, governance,… will also be discussed briefly.

After this training 

  • you will learn the differences between traditional data warehouses and a modern data platform.
  • You will discover all capabilities of Azure Synapse.
  • Hands on, you will learn all best practices to load your data in Azure Synapse and Power BI.
  • You will be able to discuss your specific questions with our experienced data professionals.

This training is for 

data analysts and data owners with basic Power BI skills.