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    Introducing Microsoft Fabric: A Revolutionary Data and Analytics Platform

    Microsoft has made a significant stride in the data and analytics realm with the launch of Microsoft Fabric, an end-to-end platform designed to revolutionize how businesses handle data. This platform, distinct from Azure Service Fabric, is built around Microsoft’s OneLake data lake and can integrate data from Amazon S3 and soon, Google Cloud Platform.

    Unifying the Data Stack

    Microsoft Fabric aims to address the fragmentation in the modern data stack. With hundreds of products and open-source technologies available, businesses often struggle to make sense of their options. Microsoft’s corporate VP for Azure Data, Arun Ulag, noted that many data and analytics products tend to keep their data in silos, leading to an “integration tax” that businesses are tired of paying.

    Microsoft Fabric: A Unified Experience

    Microsoft Fabric offers a unified experience for data professionals, providing a single platform for data integration, engineering, warehousing, data science, real-time analytics, and business intelligence. The platform is built around a unified compute infrastructure and a single data lake, promoting deep collaboration among data professionals and simplifying data infrastructure management.

    Multi-Cloud Approach and Simplified Pricing

    Microsoft Fabric supports a multi-cloud approach, with built-in support for data in Amazon S3 and upcoming support for Google Storage. The pricing model is simplified, focusing on the compute infrastructure and a common Fabric compute unit. This unified compute model reduces wastage and allows businesses to reuse the capacity they purchased, making it an attractive option for enterprises.

    Improved Data Access and Governance

    Microsoft Fabric also makes it easier to manage data access and governance using Microsoft Purview. The service ensures that documents created with confidential data inherit the same confidentiality label and rules associated with it, providing an added layer of security.

    Microsoft Fabric: The Future of Data and Analytics

    Microsoft Fabric is currently in public preview and will be enabled for all Power BI tenants starting July 1. With its unified approach to data and analytics, Microsoft Fabric is set to transform how businesses handle data, making it a platform to watch in the coming years.

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