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  • Blog Post: Making Big Data Work for Everyone

    This has been a really exciting week for the Microsoft data platform . On Monday, we announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365 . This morning, we announced that support for Hadoop 2.2 clusters is now in preview for Windows Azure HDInsight —our cloud-based Hadoop service. And...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Azure to Speed up Genome Research and Save Millions of Dollars

    A year ago at Virginia Tech researchers needed 2 weeks to analyze just 1 genome. Today, they can analyze 100 genomes each day. Why is this important? Scientists can learn more about our DNA and uncover more effective strategies for detecting, diagnosing, and treating diseases such as cancer. What’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Join the Big Data Conversation as an Elite Sponsor at Strata, Santa Clara, CA

    On February 11-13, Microsoft will join 2,700 of the world’s leading big data scientists, CIOs and executives at the Strata conference in Santa Clara, CA. For some, Microsoft does not come immediately to mind when thinking about leadership in data; however, along with the power of HDInsight , Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Is Big Data for Everyone?

    Big Data is generating a lot of interest, but the barriers to entry prevent a broader base of users from unlocking its potential. Get a sneak preview on Microsoft’s efforts to democratize Big Data: delivering insights through familiar tools like Excel, offering enriched data with a central data marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight™

    The O’Reilly Strata Conference On Making Data Work is less than a week away. The Microsoft BI team is featuring a blog series highlighting Microsoft’s Big Data technologies. Today’s guest post is by Torsten Grabs, Principal Program Manager Lead for StreamInsight™ at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Talks Big Data at O’Reilly® Strata

    For those of you into big data, O’Reilly’s® Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA is the place to be. If you are there, visit the Microsoft booth to meet with Microsoft’s big brains for big data – and while you’re there, enter to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect. On Thursday, you won’t want to miss the keynote...
  • Blog Post: Strata-Hadoop World 2012 Recap

    We just wrapped up a busy week at Strata-Hadoop World, one of the predominant Big Data conferences. Microsoft showed up in force, with the big news being our press announcement around the availability of public previews for Windows Azure HDInsight Service and Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows ,...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure HDInsight Released for GA

    Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure HDInsight, its cloud-based distribution of Hadoop. Further expanding on Microsoft’s big data strategy, Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark will deliver a keynote at O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World tomorrow, where he will discuss...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying Big Data for the Enterprise

    Earlier this year we announced partnerships with key players in the Apache Hadoop community to ensure customers have all the necessary solutions to connect with, manage and analyze big data. Today we’re excited to provide an update on how we’re working to broaden adoption of Hadoop with the simplicity...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Join the Big Data Conversation as an Elite Sponsor at Strata + Hadoop World, NYC

    On October 28-30, Microsoft will join 2,700 of the world’s leading big data scientists, CIOs and executives at the Strata+Hadoop conference in New York City. For some, Microsoft does not come immediately to mind when thinking about leadership in data; however, along with the power of HDInsight...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at Strata-Hadoop World 2012

    Several months ago at Strata Santa Clara , we announced how we were working closely with key partners in the Big Data ecosystem to ensure that their solutions run on Microsoft’s Hadoop-based solutions. This year, we’re excited to return in force to the Strata-Hadoop World conference next week in New...
  • Blog Post: Do we have the tools we need to navigate the New World of Data?

    Last October at the PASS Summit we began discussing our strategy and product roadmap for Big Data including embracing Hadoop as part of our data platform and providing insights to all users on any data. This week at the Strata Conference , we will talk about the progress we have been making with Hortonworks...