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5 Surprising Ways Azure is Reinventing Data Analytics

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform allows business leaders to get the most out of their data. The days of hard-earned data wrangling are now going by the wayside thanks to modern Azure data services.

1. Did You Know Azure is a Leading Business Intelligence Platform... and Has Been for the Past 15 Years?

One of the most important motivators in moving your data to Microsoft Azure is the fact that it is the leading Analytics and Business intelligence platform. Its end-user experience, security, and customizations are just some of the compelling factors that lead to its high ranking.

"Today we’re announcing that for the 15th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. We’ve also been positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision and highest in the Ability to Execute within the Leaders quadrant for the 4th consecutive year."

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2. Microsoft Invests $1 Billion a Year in Security So You Don’t Have to

Microsoft data platforms and technologies are automatically updated when new features are released. A major benefit of the Azure data ecosystem is that cloud resources act as an extension of your technical team, saving you the resources and time needed for ongoing maintenance. With Microsoft Azure, your organization benefits from the latest technology available and allows your resources to focus on improving your business.

  • Automatic upgrades and patch updates

  • Best security footprints and advisement

  • Microsoft invests $1 billion per year in compliance and security

  • Operate with better availability and service levels

  • 95% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on Azure. Companies of all sizes and maturities build data solutions in Azure.

  • Low code, which means less time and expense to develop solutions

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3. Improve Performance Through Scalable Data Resources

Azure data platforms allow for flexibility in the way you are storing, managing, and accessing your business information.

  • Scalable cloud resources (storage, compute, platform as a service)

  • Geographical scale: data resides close to the users

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4. Elastic Resourcing Means Rightsizing the Cost

Microsoft Azure is a leading cloud provider that provides best-in-class solutions that scale up or down based on the needs of your business.

Benefits include:

  • Reducing Capex (eliminate large hardware expenditures)

  • Reducing Opex (reduce technical support cost)

  • Only pay for what you need

  • Elasticity to scale up or down

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5. Building a Modern Data Analytics Solution Doesn’t Require as Much Time (or Money) as You Think

Some may have the perception that a data intelligence solution is daunting because of the time and cost involved. But what if there was an expedited, cost-effective option? Choose a fast-track solution that leverages the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform at a fraction of the cost. JourneyTEAM has developed this offering to streamline your data analytics while staying aligned with your business outcomes.

Give your data the competitive advantage it needs by leveraging Microsoft Azure as your business intelligence platform. Take the next step in driving value to your organization by giving us a few details about your data-leveraging needs here.

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