Synapse provides ’the best of both worlds’
Maersk Tankers is now in the process of implementing Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics – a unified analysis platform. This makes it easier to collaborate across departments and obtain new knowledge and insights into data.
Rune Bay describes Synapse as ‘the best of both worlds’ because it acts as a link between structured and unstructured data – you have both the advantages of a traditional data warehouse, where data is processed, and of a data lake, where data is easy to access, but you must process them yourself.
“With Synapse, we are expanding our toolbox from primarily being traditional ETL and SQL to that we can now use more modern forms of data processing – e.g. spark, python and scala. And then it gives both our engineers and our analysts the opportunity to work and collaborate with data, regardless of whether it is fresh files loaded into the data lake or already processed and refined data,” Rune Bay explains.
In a more traditional data architecture, large parts of data end up being stored and forgotten. With Synapse, Maersk Tankers ensures easy access to all data in the catalogue, to the benefit of everyone with the desire and ability to process data.