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Pushdown optimization overview

You can use pushdown optimization to push the transformation logic to Microsoft Azure Synapse SQL. Use pushdown optimization to improve task performance by using the database resources. When you run a task configured for pushdown optimization, the task converts the transformation logic to a PolyBase query or SQL query. The task sends the query to the database, and the database executes the query.