Big week for big data. Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365, and that support for Hadoop 2.2 clusters is now in preview for Windows Azure HDInsight, our cloud-based Hadoop service.
These are the latest examples of how Microsoft is striving to put the power of data insights into the hands of the people who are closest to real-world challenges. With these latest additions and updates to the Microsoft data platform, Microsoft is another step closer to that vision.
“At Microsoft, we have a bold vision of bringing big data to a billion people,” said Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Data Platform Group in a blog post yesterday. “That’s how we think of big data: a billion people are more informed and have a better perspective of the world around them.”
To learn more about this news, including how customers are already using Windows Azure HDInsight to harness the power of big data, check out the following resources:
- CIO Magazine’s Windows Azure HDInsight customer story spotlight.
- Quentin Clark's vision of Making Big Data Work for Everyone.
- Interested in trying HDInsight? Read how to do this for the preview here.
- Learn about how Microsoft and Hortonworks are working together to expand Hadoop’s reach.
- Watch a Hortonworks and Microsoft webinar on the Hybrid Modern Data Architecture.