Jet Analytics can use an Azure SQL Database for the repository, data warehouse, and staging databases and includes a Direct Read Option for transfers to cut Jet Analytics out of the loop.
(Previous versions of Jet Analytics supported two ways of transferring data: with ADO.net or through SSIS. With either, the Jet Data Manger needed to act as a middle man between the source and destination. This is usually not a problem with on-premise servers but it can be an issue when you move to the cloud)
When you enable Direct Read, Jet Analytics will generate T-SQL code that will move data directly from the staging database to the data warehouse. For the feature to work, some prerequisites must be met:
- Azure SQL: Use option Matching Server and Database
- SQL Server installation: Either option
Note: When using Matching Server and Database, schemas should generally be set up for stage/data warehouse tables. More information about schemas can be found here: Database Schemas
The direct read feature can be enabled on the data warehouse level in the Edit Data Warehouse menu: