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Space development pipeline from earth to satellite.

Empowering space development off the planet with Azure

Any developer can be a space developer with Azure. Microsoft has a long history of empowering the software development community. We have the world’s most comprehensive developer tools and platforms from Github to Visual Studio, and we support a wide ... continue reading

The path forward for SQL Server analytics

Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes:Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forwardCustomer feedbackWe continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge.Customers have ... continue reading
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Guidance for preventing, detecting, and hunting for CVE-2021-44228 Log4j 2 exploitation

Microsoft’s unified threat intelligence team, comprising the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team, RiskIQ, and the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART), among others, have been tracking threats taking advantage of CVE-2021-44228, a remote code ... continue reading
Azure Load Testing architecture overview

Introducing Azure Load Testing: Optimize app performance at scale

Today, we are announcing the preview of Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed Azure service that enables developers and testers to generate high-scale load with custom Apache JMeter scripts and gain actionable insights to catch and ... continue reading
Individual TCP-DS 10TB query runtimes between Spark 2.4 and Spark 3.1. Chart shows that average runtimes across all queries are 30 lower, highlighting the benefits of using Spark 3.1 with CU13.

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL ... continue reading
Modernization capabilities of Azure Migrate: App Containerization

Accelerate application modernization with Azure Migrate: App Containerization

As organizations embark on cloud-centric business transformation to become more agile and operationally efficient, application modernization is fast becoming a cornerstone to realize these goals. In this blog, we will see how the Azure Migrate: App Containerization tool helps you ... continue reading

Azure Cosmos DB cache, serverless MongoDB and Managed Apache Cassandra

Kirill Gavrylyuk and friends join Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Cosmos DB updates: integrated cache, serverless for MongoDB API, and Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra with dual write proxy.[0:00:00]– Opening[0:01:33]– Integrated cache with Tim Sander[0:17:36]– Serverless for MongoDB API with ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with ... continue reading

Looking to the future for R in Azure SQL and SQL Server

Data science, machine learning, and analytics have re-defined how we look at the world. The R community plays a vital role in that transformation and the R language continues to be the de-facto choice for statistical computing, data analysis, and ... continue reading
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Expanding cloud services: Microsoft launches its sustainable datacenter region in Arizona

Today we are launching our newest sustainable datacenter region in Arizona, known as “West US 3.” Datacenters are today’s engine for modern business, providing organizations of all sizes the cloud services and tools to innovate, collaborate, and operate securely and ... continue reading