by Gaurav Gupta
How does Synapse Analytics improve over Azure SQL DW Gen 2 and Gen 1
If you are not familiar with Synapse Analytics (formerly Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse), it is known as a massively parallel processing system (MPP). MPP systems have been around for a long time, but traditionally they have been very expensive and large hardware investments. Some providers in this space include Teradata, Netezza, and Microsoft, with their analysis platform system offer. In this model, the data in the tables is distributed between the nodes and the results are joined in the main or control node. It is a model that is fully optimized for large-scale data loading, as well as for reports.