I think it’s fair to say that Azure Synapse Analytics has had a hard life. It was announced in public preview as a surprise to most of the community, including Microsoft cloud solution architects. Ultimately meaning that very little private preview testing and feedback on the product was done before showing it to the world. This resulted in a lot of frustration in the subsequent year before it could be classified as generally available and more frustration after that while we battled with the missing production features. Even now, the product is lacking in a lot of functionality. Anyway, this is all in the past. Microsoft Fabric is the new kid on the block, and we need to address the unpopular question about the future of Synapse. And considering I’ve been very unpopular with the product teams before; I’ll take this one for the team. Sorry, but it needs to be addressed.
Read on for Paul’s thoughts. I tend to agree in general with his take, but do read Bogdan Crivat’s response. Bogdan is on the Synapse product team and shares some thoughts as well.