As a part of my presentation, I had to show the integration between Azure Data Lake Store (ADL) and Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure DW), hence to created the image below;
Generally ADL is used for storing unlimited data in any format (structured and unstructured) and processing them using various tools given with Massively Parallel Processing (MPP). We use Azure DW for storing a large volume of structured data, again using MPP. In most cases, Azure SQL DW is the source for the Business Intelligence. Earlier, Azure DW could not ingest data from ADL but now it is possible with PolyBase, hence, best practice is, load data into ADL, process them and then transfer to Azure SQL DW for reporting.