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A Primer on the Serverless SQL Pool

Tino Zishiri has some tips for people trying out the Azure Synapse Analytics serverless SQL pool:

Serverless SQL Pools or SQL on-demand is a serverless distributed data processing service offered by Microsoft. The service is comparable to Amazon Athena. The serverless nature of the service means that there is no infrastructure to manage, and you only pay for what you use (pay-per-query model).
Through Serverless SQL pools, you query the data in your data lake using T-SQL. The architecture behind the service is optimized for querying and analyzing big data by running queries in parallel.

Read on to understand where the serverless SQL pool fits, as well as some tips about data transformation with this pool.