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Auto-Pausing Dedicated SQL Pools in Azure Synapse Analytics

Fonseca Sergio automates an important cost-saving measure when working with Azure Synapse Analytics dedicated SQL pools:

As Synapse engineer or Synapse Support Engineer you may need to start and test some Pools, and you want this to be the most cost efficient possible. Leaving some Synapse with a lot of DWU left turned on during the weekend because you forget to pause the DW after you shutdown your computers is not a good approach and we can quickly resolve this by using Powershell + Automation accounts.

This is also a good introduction to Azure Automation if you aren’t familiar with it.