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Available Today: Windows Azure HDInsight Brings Hadoop Big Data to the Cloud
Posted by Amy Green Director, 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...
28 Oct 2013
Power BI for Office 365 Brings Self-Service Business Intelligence to the Cloud
Posted by Amy Green Director, 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...
9 Jul 2013
Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior 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...
21 May 2013
Customer Spotlight: Ascribe Uses Windows Azure HDInsight to Open Doors to Real-time Medical Insights
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Emergency clinicians and health care providers are great at saving lives and treating illnesses. But what if they could go beyond addressing immediate needs and be better prepared to help their patients and communities just by...
25 Mar 2013
Data Explorer Connects Big Data to Excel 2013
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The amount of data available to individuals today is powerful and can spark exciting new insights. But it can also overwhelm. Consequently, organizations are challenged to give employees the tools needed to find and access the...
15 Mar 2013
Microsoft Brings Together Big Data Experts for “Date Night”
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As we blogged about earlier this week, Big Data Week at Microsoft is showcasing what customers, partners, and the industry are doing to harness the power of big data to change the way organizations and people do business, discover...
15 Feb 2013
Turning Big Data into Big Insights
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Big data is the term increasingly used to describe the process of applying serious computing power, even the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, to massive and often highly complex sets of information. This...
13 Feb 2013
Opening Doors To Real Big Data Value: Hadoop On Windows Azure And Windows Server
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Organizations are constantly in search of solutions that can help them manage, analyze and understand the vast amounts of data generated through today’s technology. Traditionally this required hiring business intelligence...
24 Oct 2012
Openness Customer Spotlight: Klout Uses Microsoft BI and Hadoop to Bolster Big Data Insights
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Social networking accounts for 1 of every 6 minutes spent online, generating an enormous amount of content that could be useful to consumers, schools, governments and corporations – almost anyone interested in measuring...
7 Sep 2012
Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud
Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE , and based on our longstanding alliance , we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System...
21 May 2012
Expanded Hadoop Preview for Big Data Customers
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in...
19 Mar 2012
Navigating the New World of Data
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Just ten years ago, most business data was locked up behind big applications. We are now entering an era when unlocking this data and its potential to drive new knowledge and insights is becoming a key success factor for many...
1 Mar 2012
The Journey with Open Source
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Wired ran this story today on Microsoft’s internal thought processes and changes that have taken place over the last eight years on the journey with open source software. Cade Metz examines how Microsoft has been making...
30 Jan 2012
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