When to use Azure Synapse & when to use Azure Databricks?

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 

A lot of organizations are currently modernizing their data platform & looking into Analytics on Azure. When evaluating different architectures & toolsets, customers often ask us if they should use Azure Synapse Analytics or rather use Azure Databricks?

When to use Azure Synapse & when to use Azure Databricks?When to use Azure Synapse & when to use Azure Databricks?

Organizations want to avoid make the wrong bet on technology. Today, the documentation & comparison of both products isn't fully clear & well-documented. In this whitepaper we want to help clarify & give a full overview about what Azure Synapse & Azure Databricks are all about & when we would recommend to use which platform.

To build this whitepaper we went all-in and we ran various hackathons with various our customers to gather their perspectives & opinions. We reviewed as-is features & the latest announcement and in this whitepaper we bundle our summary findings.
Enjoy the read!

In this white paper, you'll find a full documented answer on 
"When to use Azure Synapse & when to use Azure Databricks”

When to use Azure Synapse & when to use Azure Databricks?

Topics we're addressing:

  • What is Azure Synapse?
  • What is Azure Databricks?
  • Which use-cases best fit Azure Synapse vs. Azure Databricks?
  • How Azure Synapse & Azure Databricks can help enable a true modern data platform?
  • What is a recommended architecture to build a Modern Data Platform?