Azure Analysis Services is a platform that is fully managed and provides data models in the cloud. It is able to combine data from separate sources, define metrics and keep your data secure within a data model. This data model allows users to easily perform data analysis using different tools such as Excel and Power BI.
Azure is quick and easy to use as a server can be created in minutes using the Azure portal. As Azure Analysis Services can be integrated with many other Azure tools, you will feasibly be able to create practical analytics solutions.
There are lots of different Azure tools available that can be integrated into your Azure Analysis Services. One of these is the Azure Active Directory. This tool provides secure access to your important data with role-based access. This means that you can choose how much of the data you want each individual to be able to see which can be useful to keep important data secure.
Another Azure tool that can be integrated is called Azure Data Factory. This tool is used to refine large stores of raw data. This makes the data actionable for business insights. If left as raw unorganised data you will be unable to get meaningful insights into the analytics.
Azure Automation can offer system updates and configuration services between your non-Azure environments in addition to your Azure ones. Automation makes sure that you have complete control over your work environments, from deployment to decommissioning enterprise workloads and resources.
Another recommended Azure tool is Azure Functions. This allows you to write less code, have less infrastructure to maintain and will overall save money. Rather than wasting time and resources on deploying and maintaining servers, it provides you with the latest resources that you need to keep your applications running smoothly.
The Benefits of Azure Analysis Services
Using the Azure portal, you will have complete control over your server. You will be able to pause your server or go up and down while on the go. This means that you will only have to pay for what you use.
Azure Analysis Services provides fantastic security for all of your sensitive data. At the server level, a firewall is installed, user rolls, server administrator roles and encryption. At the data level, user rolls and object-level security is used. This ensures that your data is protected and certain data can only be viewed by those it is intended for.