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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project

    Posted by Tara Grumm Senior 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...