When Microsoft Fabric officially hits the market, Hitachi Solutions wants to make sure its customers are not only prepared but confident in transitioning to this innovative data platform. With that, we are excited to announce the launch of our Fabric in a Day workshop for business and IT professionals.
Be Prepared for Microsoft Fabric’s General Availability
This free, interactive workshop comes just in time to prepare organizations for the upcoming general availability of Microsoft Fabric. A preview version of Fabric has been available to customers for evaluation purposes since July. Since then, Microsoft has been fine-tuning it with input from customers using the preview; and it’s almost ready for prime time.
At Hitachi Solutions, we’ve been working closely with the Microsoft Fabric teams for over two years as one of few designated partners chosen to provide early feedback, testing and insights. Thus, our in-depth knowledge of the Fabric platform, combined with our experience in building data platforms for our customers, positions us distinctively to guide your journey with Fabric.
What’s Fabric All About?
Fabric is a Data Platform Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for the AI age. It’s an analytics platform that eliminates the complexity and expense of integrating and administering data estates using multiple products and tools. This means users get a truly unified experience and architecture, providing all the capabilities required for extracting insights from data and presenting them to business users.
The beauty of it is that users don’t have to worry about switching environments for using each service: Power BI, Azure Synapse and Azure Data Factory. Fabric has a single workspace, single sign-on, and single storage format. Better yet, it’s infused with generative AI capabilities all the way from data engineering features to Azure Open AI integration.
Fabric’s unified management and governance make it easier for data professionals to work together on data projects. It removes data silos and the need for access to multiple systems, enhancing collaboration between data professionals. Moreover, it offers role-specific experiences for various teams involved in the analytics process, ensuring a seamless workflow for data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and business users.
Fabric’s OneLake Architecture: Unified, Secure, and Scalable
At the core of Fabric’s innovative offering is the OneLake architecture. OneLake facilitates collaboration between data team members and saves time by eliminating the need to move and copy data between different systems. Before OneLake, it was easier for customers to create multiple lakes for different business groups rather than collaborating on a single lake, even with the extra overhead of managing multiple resources.
OneLake removes those challenges by merging storage from an organization’s various regions and cloud platforms into a single logical lake. It’s similar to how Office stores Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files in OneDrive. Fabric stores lakehouses, warehouses, and other items in OneLake. Better yet, any data that lands in OneLake is governed by default.
The architecture is designed to be open and scalable, ensuring that organizations benefit from a single, governed source of truth. This approach promotes data accuracy, consistency, and trustworthiness, ultimately leading to better-informed decision making.
Experience Microsoft Fabric Firsthand
So, let’s start learning. In a practical workshop, designed by Hitachi Solutions’ data science experts, you’ll learn about the architecture and capabilities of Microsoft Fabric, how it can impact your current and future data and analytics initiatives, and how to prioritize your efforts to maximize business value.
We’ll cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Introduction to Fabric
- OneLake architecture and design
- Understanding pipelines, dataflows, and Spark
- Overview of the Fabric warehouse
- The data science behind Fabric
During our time together, we’ll clearly articulate the value that Fabric holds in driving your long-range business success. By the end of the day, you’ll have a better understanding of how to use Microsoft Fabric to create an end-to-end data analytics solution that can handle large-scale and complex data sets, and you’ll clearly understand how you can accelerate your data strategy with cloud-scale analytics to unlock business value and achieve more.
Embrace the Future of Analytics with Hitachi Solutions & Microsoft Fabric
Hitachi Solutions has expertise across Microsoft’s entire stack of technical solutions and is 100 percent focused on Microsoft products. This is not a subset of our R&D time and effort – it is all of it. Our status as a preferred partner has provided us with unique access and insights into the evolution of Microsoft Fabric over the past two years.
Based on those strategic insights, we’ve aligned our Empower Data Platform with the core Microsoft Fabric strategy, so that Empower enhances and augments Microsoft Fabric. It seamlessly works to ready your enterprise, and your enterprise data, to capitalize on the potential for your business. It’s a natural ally to optimize your Microsoft Fabric strategy.
Get Ready Now
The time has come to ready your enterprise for the unified and AI-powered capabilities that Fabric offers to your analytics estate. It may be the best value-for-time-spent exercise you’ve had in years.
By preparing your enterprise for the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Fabric, you’ll be well-positioned to take advantage of the latest advancements in analytics and AI. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your organization’s data-driven decision-making, streamline workloads, and build a robust, future-proof analytics infrastructure.
Embracing Fabric now prepares organizations to:
- Boost Power BI adoption and user readiness, fostering more data-driven business decisions across the enterprise
- Streamline and unify workloads for faster data execution, improving efficiencies and flows
- Save time and money by establishing a solid Fabric foundation from the outset
Sign up for the Fabric in a Day workshop by Hitachi Solutions today and pave the way for your organization’s success with this groundbreaking technology.