Cloud Platform Release Announcements for March 29, 2016

This blog post is part of a new, ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud Platform team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize the… Read more

Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows is Generally Available

by STB Blogger Today, Hortonworks announced the general availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. Microsoft has been working with Hortonworks as part of its approach to big data, and HDP for Windows is a direct result of this joint engineering… Read more

Microsoft Brings Big Data to Windows Azure

by STB Blogger Today, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure HDInsight Service – the company’s cloud-based distribution of Hadoop – is now available as a standard preview service through the Windows Azure Portal. Windows Azure HDInsight Service builds on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform to ensure full compatibility with Apache Hadoop while providing customers with… Read more

February 14, 2013 News Thursday: Big Data Week Sweeps Microsoft News Center and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World Big data is the term that describes the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information. The ability to analyze big data is opening up… Read more