synapse sql pool design

arkiboys 9,426 Reputation points

In synapse workspace, we are using serverless sql pool in which we store config information, data, audit logging, etc in .parquet format and use views to read them...
Some team members are saying we should also use azure sql server to store details of config,, logging
Do you think we should really have both serverless sql pool and the azure sql server?

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Azure Synapse Analytics
An Azure analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. Previously known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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  1. HimanshuSinha-msft 19,361 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @arkiboys ,
    Thanks for the ask and using Microsoft Q&A platform .

    As I understand the ask is should the config information, data, audit logging, etc should also persisited in Azure SQL also ?

    At this time we are not clear as to how the config information is used in your case , if its metadata is used by other ETL process and others process which does not need data at a fast blazzing speed then to me that should be just fine . In scenario , like these config data is used by a front end ( UI ) , cases like this I will be go with Azure SQL server . For all the audit data scenario I think I will say we should use serverless .

    You should also consider that there is no charge for resources reserved in serverless , you are only being charged for the data processed by queries you run, hence this model is a true pay-per-use model , but thats not the case with SQL server

    You can read more about the serverless benefits here


    Please do let me know how it goes .


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