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What is Microsoft Fabric?

Microsoft Fabric is a unified software-as-a-service analytics platform that brings together tools for data engineering and modelling, data science, data warehousing and reporting all in one place. Key components include data integration with Azure Data Factory, data storage with OneLake (based on Azure Data Lake) and reporting with Power BI.

Fabric also has strong AI capabilities thanks to Copilot, Microsoft’s new AI-assistant technology. In Fabric, Copilot uses NLP (Natural Language Processing) to help developers write code, create reports, and produce measures.
 

OneLake

OneLake is where all of the data created and used in Fabric is stored. This resembles how Office 365 stores Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in OneDrive. Previously, companies might create multiple data lakes for different teams. With OneLake, teams can collaborate using a single data lake. OneLake is an attempt to break down data siloing and simplify the management of an organization’s data.
 

OneSecurity

OneSecurity in Fabric is a simplified security model for the whole Fabric platform. As opposed to an Azure analytics platform that uses different services each with its own linkages, Fabric attempts to streamline that. Authentication is done using Microsoft Entra and data is secured using workspaces (like Power BI workspaces). This allows administrators to provide access to users by simply giving them access to a particular workspace. Within the workspace, RLS, CLS, and OLS can be implemented to limit sections of the data.
 

Serverless Computing

Serverless computing in Fabric means that the backend scales up and down to meet specific workloads without needing to manage infrastructure. Resources are scaled out to meet demand as it increases. Selecting the correct capacity size is important. If the capacity is too small for the workload, you run the risk of being throttled. Organizations can determine the appropriate capacity size by testing in trial capacities or using the pay-as-you-go Fabric SKUs. Once that’s determined, you can then purchase a reserved capacity in order to reduce the cost of the SKU.

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Data Engineering

We can help you transform big data into world-class solutions with the power of Fabric Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Spark Notebooks. Our Microsoft Fabric consultants can show you how to leverage the new platform to bring your data into the new era of AI and maximize results.
 

Data Integration

Our team can help you create modern data integration processes that move your data in an intuitive and performant manner using Data Factory. We can also help you move on-premises processes to Fabric. We are flexible to your organization’s unique needs.
 

Artificial Intelligence

Our consultants can help you leverage cutting-edge AI capabilities in Microsoft Fabric using Natural Language Processing, machine learning, and Open AI services such as Copilot. If you’re sensing that your data processes are “behind” in AI technology, we can help you get to where you want to be.
 

Power BI

Our staff has deep expertise in Power BI consulting and has helped many companies visualize data to tell meaningful stories. Power BI is often the forward-facing aspect of an organization’s analytics, and we will ensure your data is presented properly to ensure clarity, ease of use, and ROI.
 

Data Science

Synapse Data Science is a very important piece of Microsoft Fabric that empowers users to build AI models, collaborate on projects using notebooks, and train, deploy, and manage machine learning models. Our team can help you maximize this capability and boost your data science processes.

How to Get Started With Fabric

Outside of a limited time free trial period, Microsoft Fabric requires the purchase of one or more Fabric capacities. A capacity is a pool of cloud resources hosted by Microsoft dedicated for use by the capacity owner. Various subscription levels (called SKUs) have different pricing and computing power.

An organization can have one or more capacities. For example, a larger organization might have a capacity dedicated to sales and a separate capacity for finance.

Fabric capacities are available for purchase on a monthly basis or as an hourly pay-as-you-go model. One potential benefit of the pay-as-you-go model is that the Fabric service can be paused when not in use and easily started again once it is needed.

For more information on Fabric’s pricing and SKUs, we recommend visiting Microsoft’s official webpage.

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