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Pros
"The solution has many features that are applicable to events such as audits.""The most important advantage in using AWS Lake Formation is its ability to connect the data lake to the other technologies in AWS. This is what I advise my clients.""The solution is quite good at handling analytics. It's done a good job at helping us centralize them."

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"Scaling this solution is easy and the uptime is okay.""The most valuable features are the flexibility and that it's easy to use as an end-user compared to AWS.""The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.""The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster.""The most valuable feature is the scalability.""The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range.""The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs.""Azure elasticity allows us to scale as much as we want, and it is pay-as-you-go, so we can scale up as we need to."

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Cons
"The solution could make improvements around orchestration and doing some automation stuff on AWS front automation. It would be useful if we could use automation to build images and use hardened images which are CIS compliant.""In our experience what could be improved are not the support, performance or monitoring, but at a managerial level, the very expensive professional services of AWS. This could be an area of improvement for them. It's too expensive to acquire their support.""For the end-users, it's not as user-friendly as it could be."

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"I would like to see better integration with Active Directory, because we have had problems, and we still do.""The initial setup process needs improvement. When you're moving to the cloud it takes a bit of time. It would be great if they could implement something that would make it faster.""It would be of interest to improve things like the web service integration and availability in terms of being easy to create internal web services in the database.""This is a young product in transition to the cloud and it needs more work before it is both settled as a product and competitive in the market.""It's pay as you go, so you never know what your bill is going to be beforehand, and that's scary for customers. If you have someone who makes a mistake and the program's a loop that is running all night, you could receive a very expensive bill.""With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations.""I'm not entirely happy with the billing model. I'm not entirely happy with how the enterprise services are pretty expensive, but that's about it.""The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users."

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"The price of this solution could be improved.""The pricing is okay. You can pay as you go.""This solution starts at €1000.00 a month for just the basics and can go up to €300,000.00 per month for the fastest version.""When we are not using this solution we can simply shut it down saving us costs, which is a nice advantage.""The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive.""All of the prices are available online.""Our license is very expensive""They are cost aggressive, and it integrates well with other Microsoft tools."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is quite good at handling analytics. It's done a good job at helping us centralize them.
Top Answer: I'm not privvy to licesning information. I'm not sure how much the solution costs.
Top Answer: We occasionally work with third-party libraries and they fail to integrate with this product effectively. For the end-users, it's not as user-friendly as it could be. For example, if I have a Lake… more »
Top Answer: The features most valuable are the simplicity, how easy it is to create a dashboard from different information systems.
Top Answer: The type of license depends on what you want. This is a perpetual and monthly license, similar to Office 365. My company pays for the license and I am not sure about the price. Sometimes my company… more »
Top Answer: Indicating what areas need improvement in this solution is a difficult question because the organizations that I am working for are really new in this area. However, an even better more simple… more »
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Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, MS Azure Synapse Analytics, MS Azure Synapse Analytics, MS Azure Synapse Analytics
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Overview

AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in days. A data lake is a centralized, curated, and secured repository that stores all your data, both in its original form and prepared for analysis.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a Fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform for the enterprise. Azure SQL Data Warehouse lets you independently scale compute and storage, while pausing and resuming your data warehouse within minutes through a massively parallel processing architecture designed for the cloud. Seamlessly create your hub for analytics along with native connectivity with data integration and visualization services, all while using your existing SQL and BI skills.

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bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company20%
Media Company18%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company8%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Insurance Company13%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Lake Formation vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AWS Lake Formation is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 35 reviews. AWS Lake Formation is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Lake Formation writes "Good security, excellent online resources and easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". AWS Lake Formation is most compared with Snowflake and Firebolt, whereas Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, SAP BW4HANA, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service. See our AWS Lake Formation vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics report.

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