Jun 25

Syncsort Delivers Mainframe Data to Microsoft Azure to Unlock New Business Insights

Syncsort has announced new data integration capabilities that expand support for Microsoft Azure. Now, enterprises can access, transform and deliver critical mainframe data to Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse to power deeper business insights.

Organizations rely on Microsoft’s fully managed analytics platform to run complex, interactive SQL queries at every level of scale, combining fast queries with strong data security. In addition, a recent set of GigaOm TPC benchmark reports demonstrated that Azure SQL Data Warehouse offers industry-leading price-performance. Syncsort customers and partners are already benefiting from Syncsort Connect products that populate Azure Data Lake and archive legacy data in Azure cloud storage. The new integration leverages Syncsort’s unrivaled ability to integrate mainframe data into next-generation data management platforms for advanced analytics.

Cloud data platforms like Microsoft Azure offer both power and economics and can handle a wide variety of data sources, but mainframe data remains largely inaccessible without time-consuming, specialized transformations. The Syncsort Connect products, including Connect CDC, also provide cross-platform data lineage and increase visibility of data regardless of where data originates.

“Syncsort continues to leverage our technology and expertise to simplify data access, integration and transformation to drive enterprise-wide analytics in modern cloud data platforms, as well as Spark, Kafka and Hadoop,” said Bryan Ashley, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and APAC Operations, Syncsort. “We will continue to partner with Microsoft to enable large organizations to take advantage of Microsoft’s advanced cloud analytics, including their mission-critical mainframe data, to drive more informed business decisions.”

“Data-driven organizations are looking to leverage the elasticity and economics of the cloud for timely and efficient predictive analytics, making price-performance critical,” said Daniel Yu, director, Azure Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Syncsort delivers the data integration needed to make mainframe and other legacy data available in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which provides high-performance, low-cost environment for deeper business insights.”