Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA Helping Governments Manage Big Data from the ‘Internet of Things’

Posted by Openness Team As thousands of our partners gather in Washington D.C. for Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 this week, many will be focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how these new data sources can be translated into insights. We’re fortunate to be working with COPA-DATA, a Microsoft Partner Network member since 2005…

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Azure HDInsight Release: Big Data, Big Performance, Big Bet on Hadoop

Posted by Openness Team Yesterday at the Hadoop Summit, Microsoft announced Azure HDInsight’s support for Hadoop 2.4. This is the next release of our 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Microsoft Azure and it provides order magnitude (up to 100x) performance improvements to query response times and continues to leverage the benefits of YARN. Hadoop…

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Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA on Innovating with the ‘Internet of Things’

Posted by Parul BhandariGovernment Industry Solutions Lead, Worldwide Public The “Internet of Things” is one of biggest buzz words of 2014, and the year isn’t half over. Today, automating the connection between many data sources and IT is more important than ever, and COPA-DATA knows this better than most. COPA-DATA, a Microsoft Partner Network member…

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Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project

Posted by Tara GrummSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the flood of data coming from sources like satellites,…

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CEO Satya Nadella and Others Discuss How to Transform Data into Action

Posted by Openness Team Big data. Small data. All data. There is an ever-expanding volume of data inside enterprises and across the web. The potential is endless – from predicting election results to preventing the spread of epidemics. The trick is how to harness data to drive business advantages or in the case of government,…

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Available Today: Windows Azure HDInsight with Hadoop 2.2

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2. HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows Azure. It allows customers to dynamically provision Hadoop clusters to process data, revealing new insights and supporting better decision making. To learn more about how customers…

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International Open Data Day Supports Government Transparency and Local Economic Growth

Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Citizens around the world are gathering for International Open Data Day to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies. The events welcome anyone with a passion to make their cities better, from developers to government officials and librarians, working side-by-side on real projects….

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Making Big Data Work for All

Posted by Openness Team 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…

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Power BI for Office 365 Brings Self-Service Business Intelligence to the Cloud

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced Power BI for Office 365, a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365, which provides businesses with data analysis and visualization capabilities to derive deeper insights from both their on-premises and cloud data. Business data…

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Open Door Policy: Big Data at the Crossroads of IT and Telecommunications – Perspectives from Chaesub Lee

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Open Door Policy is a series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier to develop and manage mixed IT environments. Today there are nearly five billion…

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