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What is Azure Synapse Analytics?

Over time, the quantity of collected data can overwhelm the traditional on-premises data warehouse infrastructure and upkeep can be costly and time-consuming. Therefore, a cloud-based solution is the best option for growth and agility in data management. However, not all cloud providers and solutions are the same, especially when it comes to cost and performance.

Many cloud solutions offered in the current market will combine the cost of computing resources with the cost of storing the data, along with additional services or fees, things can really start to add up before you know it! Azure Synapse Analytics, also known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse is especially great for small and medium-sized businesses because it takes the mystery out of data storage and lets you pay for the space you need.


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CASE STUDY: Migrating from EDI File Transfer to API Data Exchange

CSW Solutions assisted our customer, a leading retailer of personalized products to migrate one of their biggest wholesale customers from a file data exchange solution to a real-time custom-built API solution running on the Azure cloud platform.


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How to Change a Cloud-Managed Services Provider

Changing a provider is never easy. A cloud managed service provider seems even more daunting because making that choice could be critical for your business and most importantly, your data.


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What is Azure Database Migration Service?

Azure Database Migration Service (DMS) provides fully managed assistance for any business migrating from their on-premises databases to one of the many Azure databases. You can use DMS to migrate any type of database or data type and for any migration type.


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5 Things to Consider When Migrating to Cloud

A discussion about networking technology today always includes, “the cloud.” Where does your business stand when it comes to implementing or migrating to the cloud? If you’ve been thinking about cloud migration, here are five things to consider before you make your move:


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What is Azure?

The age of cloud is upon us. The cloud has been undeniably reliable throughout the pandemic with proven scalability and optimization. Most companies have spent the better part of the year trying to figure out how to pivot, adapt, and do their best to keep employees confident and productive at home with business continuity as a key factor. To thrive in a fragile market, we need systems and processes that can be adjusted and updated to provide products and services with maximized capabilities. So, prioritizing what comes next is essential.


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Top 5 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

The time for digital transformation is now. As innovation and demand have increased, so have the many benefits of the cloud. Not only can you increase your security and reduce costs but those aren’t the only reasons why companies have made the transition with Microsoft Azure. Here are the top five:


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2020: The Year of Digital Transformation

We not only lean on technology during stressful times but we utilize countless services to enjoy conveniences and entertainment brought to us through the cloud. What can already be seen today is that the cloud-based digital transformation has already happened in our homes.
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Learning Azure in 2020: Resources, Tips, and Guides

The new year is upon us and so is the beginning of a new decade. The buzz has been growing around the world of Microsoft Azure, from consumers to developers, and everyone seems to want to know more. We are a gold-certified Microsoft partner and we just happen to be specialized in Azure. So for those of you who have caught the fever, we have created a list of resources, tips, and tricks for learning Azure. One more thing: All these resources are free!


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The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Data is everywhere today. Data is even more valuable than oil. Think about the phone you have in your hand right now. There are hundreds of applications running on your phone with built-in backup settings to preserve, learn, and monitor your data. You don't even have to think about your personalized data being available to you on every other device you use after you sync everything. You might have even come to expect your data to regularly be available to you no matter where you are or what data format it is in. Many people utilize (and hoard) their stored data for sharing and work purposes every day. However, keeping data persistent, accessible, and most importantly secure, is not a trivial task.


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