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Microsoft Delves Deeper Into Worker Analytics

Sep 4, 2015 |

The universe of data analytics categories continues to expand, and Microsoft said it is again buying into one of the newest: organizational analytics.

The office software giant announced Thursday (Sept. Read more…

Microsoft Unites Analytics Under ‘Cortana,’ Adds Spark Support

Jul 13, 2015 |

Microsoft today unveiled a new suite of hosted analytic services named after Cortana, the software giant’s personal assistant software for smartphones. Meanwhile, the company is prepping to begin support for Apache Spark on Azure, its public cloud platform. Read more…

NOAA Launches Big Data Project

May 6, 2015 |

A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite weather data generated each day. Read more…

Microsoft Scales Data Lake into Exabyte Territory

Apr 29, 2015 |

Microsoft today announced its Azure Data Lake, an HDFS-compatible data repository designed to store vast amounts of structured and unstructured data for customers who want to analyze or explore it later with their choice of tools. Read more…

Big Data So Easy a Caveman Could Do It?

Feb 26, 2015 |

Let’s face it: big data isn’t easy. If you’re building a big data application today, you’re up to your eyeballs in things like R and Java, MapReduce and Pig, and Storm and Kafka. Read more…

Microsoft Readies Major Push Into Big Data

Feb 2, 2015 |

Microsoft has a lot of irons in the fire. Always has and always will. But judging from its recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics, the early success of its hosted machine learning service, and the forthcoming public launch of a MapReduce analog called “Cosmos,” Read more…

Can Microsoft Become the McDonald’s of Hadoop?

Nov 5, 2013 |Microsoft last month officially took the wraps off its Hadoop service, dubbed Windows Azure HDInsight Service. Now that the Hortonworks-based offering is GA, Microsoft is gearing up its incredibly audacious plan to reach no fewer than one billion users with its big data platform. Has Microsoft lost it? Or is the plan just crazy enough to work? Read more…

Data Center Building Boom Comes to Iowa

Jul 26, 2013 |If you're a tech giant and you're looking for a place to build a new data center, there's a good chance that a location in Iowa will be on your short list. Several billion-dollar data center projects are in the works in Iowa, which offers relative security from natural disasters, tax incentives, and a thriving clean energy industry. Read more…

Microsoft’s New Smart Cities Program Leverages Tech Innovation

Jul 23, 2013 |Microsoft last week launched CityNext, a new "smart cities" agenda to help municipalities use big data, cloud, and mobile technologies to improve the efficiency of existing processes, cut costs, deliver higher environment sustainability, and make information more available to people. Read more…

Bringing Dark Data to Light

May 8, 2013 |One of the chief challenges of big data, especially where established science and research is concerned, is bringing what is called “dark data” – the data that is hidden in tables and texts of the massive stores of scientific journals – to light. A research team is working on this problem combining several research areas into a potentially powerful tool. Read more…
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