While I completely share and actually like Microsoft’s vision of an analytics resource…
“that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics”
… the marketing, hype and technical implementation have resulted in a lot of confusion and disappointment.
So, to answer the title of this blog post directly. My opinion, as I write on 29th January 2021, is: No, Azure Synapse Analytics is not ready. Sorry Microsoft, but you’ve had long enough. I can’t hold back the questions and demands from customers anymore on why Synapse still isn’t included in my architecture diagrams.
Paul raises many good points, and the positive takeaway is that these are fixable issues. But as of today, they are definitely things you want to consider before jumping in.