Microsoft Fabric is a new all-in-one SaaS data offering. Taking the great capability of Power BI, Azure Synapse and Azure Data Factory and combining them in a new low-code solution. It helps customers build data warehouses easily, connect to data and do data engineering more effectively. In this article we explore data engineering in Microsoft Fabric.


Data Engineering

Data Engineering is a key element of Microsoft Fabric and one the best ways to drive value from the platform. Using the familiar approach from Azure Synapse. The focus is on collecting and combining large volumes of data from multiple sources.

Data engineering in Microsoft Fabric enables users to design, build and maintain infrastructures and systems that enable this collation, storage and processing of large data. The main benefit of doing this in Fabric is because everything is fully integrated into the one SaaS solution.

Microsoft Fabric provides various data engineering capabilities to ensure that your data is easily accessible, well-organised, and of high-quality. From the data engineering homepage, you can:

  • Create and manage your data using a lakehouse
  • Design pipelines to copy data into your lakehouse
  • Use Spark job definitions to submit batch/streaming job to Spark cluster
  • Use notebooks to write code for data ingestion, preparation and transformation

Data pipeline

Data pipelines are a series of steps that can collect, process and transform data from its raw form to a format that you can use for analysis and decision-making. They’re a critical component of data engineering as they provide a way to move data from its source to its destination in a reliable, scalable and efficient way.


Lakehouses are data architectures that allow organisations to store and manage structured and unstructured data in a single location, using various tools and frameworks to process and analyse that data. These tools and frameworks can include SQL-based queries and analytics, as well as machine learning and other advanced analytics techniques.


Microsoft Fabric offers a great range of data engineering services for organisations. Making it much easier to handle, manage, process and transform your data. All of this capability facilitates getting your data into the best shape possible to support better decision making. To find out more about Microsoft Fabric, download our complete guide to Microsoft Fabric here or discover our Microsoft Fabric Services.