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We are really excited to introduce the preview of new machine learning experiences in Azure Synapse Analytics, to make it easier for data professionals to enrich data and build predictive analytics solutions.


AI and machine learning is an important aspect of any analytics solution. By integrating Azure Synapse Analytics with Azure Machine Learning and Azure Cognitive Services, we are bringing together the best of two worlds, to empower data professionals with the power of predictive analytics and AI.  Data engineers working in Azure Synapse can access models in Azure Machine Learning’s central model registry, created by data scientists. Data engineers can also build models with ease in Azure Synapse, using the code-free automated ML powered by Azure Machine Learning and use these models to enrich data.


Linking workspaces to enable collaboration between Data professionals and ML professionals

Linked services can be created to enable seamless collaboration across an Azure Synapse and an Azure Machine Learning workspace. Linked workspaces allow data professionals in Synapse to leverage new machine learning experiences aiming to make it easier to collaborate across Synapse and Azure ML.



Create the Azure Machine Linked service in your Synapse workspace


Seamlessly access Azure Machine Learning models from Synapse

Data professionals working in Azure Synapse can collaborate seamlessly with ML professionals who create models in Azure Machine Learning. These models can be shared and deployed directly in Azure Synapse for enrichment of data.



In the model scoring wizard, enrich with an existing model


By supporting the portable ONNX model format, users can bring a variety of models to Synapse for performant batch scoring, right where the data lives. This removes the need for data movement and ensures that the data remains within the security boundaries defined by Azure Synapse. Columns containing predicted values can easily be appended to the original views and tables that are used to populate your Power BI reports.


Enrich data with Azure Cognitive Services pre-trained models

Fully integrated data enrichment capabilities powered by Azure Cognitive Services allow Synapse users to enrich data and gain insights by leveraging state of the art pre-trained AI models. The first two models available through the Synapse workspace are Text Analytics (Sentiment Analysis) and Anomaly detector. In the future you’ll see more pre-trained models available for use.



Leverage Azure Cognitive Services in Azure Synapse for sentiment analysis



Leverage Azure Cognitive Services in Azure Synapse for Anomaly detection


Train models in Synapse using Automated ML powered by Azure Machine Learning

Data professionals can also build models with ease in Azure Synapse, using code-free automated ML powered by Azure Machine Learning. These Automated ML runs will be executed on Synapse serverless Apache Spark pools and tracked in the Azure Machine Learning service.



Select the task type for your Automated ML run in Azure Synapse


All the machine learning experiences in Azure Synapse produce code artifacts such as PySpark Notebooks or SQL scripts, that allow users of all skill levels to easily operationalize their work in data integration pipelines, to support end-to-end analytics flows from a single unified Synapse experience.


Get started today

We are expanding Azure Synapse to bring together the best in big data analytics and machine learning so you can leverage the full power of Azure. These new experiences in Synapse Studio will streamline the way data teams collaborate and build predictive analytics solutions. A large number of our customers are already taking advantage of predictive analytics solutions. Learn more about how you can get started on your journey with ML experiences in Azure Synapse by using the links provided below.




AzureSynapse ML Docs overview:

Azure Synapse Automated ML tutorial:

Azure Synapse model scoring tutorial:

Azure Synapse Cognitive Services tutorial:

Link Azure Synapse workspace to Azure ML workspace:

Azure Synapse TechCommunity: Check this blog daily to see a roundup of all the new tutorial blogs that will be posted for the next two weeks.





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