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Microsoft partners with National Science Foundation to empower data science breakthroughs

Over the past decade, Microsoft has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on three separate programs, first in , and more recently through a commitment of $6M in cloud credits across two NSF supported data science programs – with ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage in Storage Explorer – public preview

Providing a rich GUI for Azure Data Lake Storage resources management has been a top customer ask for a long time, we are thrilled to announce the public preview for supporting Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) in the Azure Storage ... continue reading

Accelerated Spark on GPU-enabled clusters in Azure

The ability to run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster demonstrates a unique convergence of big data and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies. In the past several years, we've seen the GPU market explode as companies all over the world integrate ... continue reading

Azure HDInsight Performance Benchmarking: Interactive Query, Spark, and Presto

Fast SQL query processing at scale is often a key consideration for our customers. In this blog post we compare HDInsight Interactive Query, Spark, and Presto using the industry standard TPCDS benchmarks. These benchmarks are run using out of the ... continue reading

XBox – Analytics on petabytes of gaming data with Azure HDInsight

This blog post was co-authored by Karan Gulati, Senior Software Engineer, XBOX and Daniel Hagen, Senior Software Engineer, XBOX. Microsoft Studios produces some of the world’s most popular game titles including the Halo, Minecraft, and Forza Motorsport series. The Xbox ... continue reading

HDInsight Tools for VSCode supports Azure environments worldwide

To better serve HDInsight customers worldwide, HDInsight Tools for VSCode now can be connected to all the Azure environments which host HDInsight services. This includes Azure government and regional clouds used by customers with specific compliance and data sovereignty requirements ... continue reading

Run your PySpark Interactive Query and batch job in Visual Studio Code

We are excited to introduce the integration of HDInsight PySpark into Visual Studio Code (VSCode), which allows developers to easily edit Python scripts and submit PySpark statements to HDInsight clusters. For PySpark developers who value productivity of Python language, VSCode ... continue reading

Azure Log Analytics workspace upgrades are in progress

If you’re currently using Azure Log Analytics to monitor your environments for availability and performance, we’re rolling out new enhancements and changes for Log Analytics that you should be aware of. Including the new and improved query language, so that ... continue reading

How Azure Security Center unveils suspicious PowerShell attack

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we have a new post in our series highlighting real-world attacks that Azure Security Center helped detect, investigate, and mitigate. This post is about an attack which used PowerShell to run malicious ... continue reading
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