In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, transformative experiences like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot have reshaped the way we work. These generative AI breakthroughs empower individuals to delegate tasks to AI, ushering in a new era of efficiency. With services like the recently unveiled Azure AI Studio, you gain not only access to generative AI but also the capability to construct personalized experiences tailored to your specific use cases.
Building custom AI experiences necessitates data-significant amounts of it. Data forms the foundation upon which AI innovation rests, and the fundamental truth is that AI is only as effective as the data supporting it. Stepping into an AI-driven future requires a data estate capable of driving innovation across your organization. This poses a challenge for many organizations with data environments that have evolved organically over time with specialized and fragmented solutions.
Unveiling the General Availability of Microsoft Fabric
Microsoft is excited to announce that Microsoft Fabric is now generally available for purchase. Microsoft Fabric has the potential to reshape how teams work with data by bringing everyone together on a single, AI-powered platform built for the era of AI.
Fabric: A Comprehensive Analytics Platform
Fabric seamlessly integrates the best features of Microsoft Power BI, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure Data Factory into a unified Software as a Service (SaaS) platform with seven core workloads-each purpose-built for specific personas and tasks. By creating a unified experience and architecture for every data professional, Fabric can reduce the typical cost and effort of integrating analytics services and simplify your data estate.
Revolutionizing Data Management: Fabric's Lake-Centric Approach
Fabric’s unified, multi-cloud data lake, OneLake, simplifies data management and minimizes duplication. With OneLake shortcuts, users can virtualize data into OneLake from across clouds, accounts, and domains without duplication or changes to metadata or ownership. OneLake’s open data format means you only need to load the data into the lake once, minimizing data duplication and sprawl.
Empowering Every Business User: Fabric's Impact
Microsoft Fabric was built to foster a data culture-enabling anyone to quickly go from data in a lake to impactful Power BI visuals embedded in a Microsoft 365 app. Empower your business with features like Real-Time Analytics, providing teams with insights in real-time and incredibly low latency. Additionally, Direct Lake mode in Power BI allows users to create a real-time connection from Power BI reports to data in OneLake.
Community Collaboration: ISVs Building on Microsoft Fabric
Microsoft Fabric was created with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in mind, offering extensibility and openness at every level. The new public preview of Fabric REST API enables ISVs and users to build custom applications, integrated systems, and automate deployment within Fabric.