Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China. Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud with the ability to process big…

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How Openness Translates into Opportunities for Microsoft Partners

Posted by Mark Hill Vice President, Open Source Sales and Marketing Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC) kicks off today in Washington D.C., where partners get to see first-hand how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities. As Satya Nadella said in a message to employees last week, “developers and partners will thrive by creatively…

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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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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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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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Available Today: Windows Azure HDInsight Brings Hadoop Big Data to the Cloud

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing & Operations After a successful public preview, today Microsoft released Windows Azure HDInsight, a cloud-based distribution of Apache Hadoop and a cornerstone of our strategy for helping customers realize value from big data. Windows Azure HDInsight combines the best of Hadoop open source technology with the security, elasticity and…

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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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Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Today Hortonworks announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. This marks an important milestone in Microsoft’s partnership with Hortonworks and our overall big data approach, reflecting a deep investment in…

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