Microsoft BIG Data: Windows Azure HDInsight general availability

Windows Azure HDInsight provides 100% Apache Hadoop as a service in the cloud. HDInsight builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop. HDInsight offers: Insights with familiar tools: Through integration with Microsoft’s business intelligence tools, HDInsight enables customers to easily analyze data in Excel. Deployment Agility: With…


Free MVA training: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data

New Microsoft Big Data training became available on Microsoft Virtual Academy. In this session, you’ll get an overview of Microsoft Big Data tools as part of the Windows Azure HDInsight and Storage services. As a developer, you’ll learn how to create map-reduce programs and automate the workflow of processing Big Data jobs. As a SQL…


Big Data Saturday – Mississauga, October 26

      You have been invited to take part in a free 1-day training event targeted towards SQL Server and BI Professionals. Overview: BIG DATA Saturday is a technical, day long training session that focuses on the latest Microsoft technologies around BI, Big Data, and SQL Server. The sessions will be delivered by technical…

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TechEd North America 2013 presentations now available on demand

TechED 2013 North America (New Orleans, June 3 – 6, 2013) recorded presentations are now available on Channel9. The five most popular BI and Data Platform presentations were: ·         Big Data. Small Data. All Data. ·         Microsoft “Data Explorer” for Excel: Discover, Combine, and Refine your Data ·         HDInsight: Introduction to Hadoop on Windows ·        …

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