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In this image, the three new SA benefits are seen. The first benefit shows free SQL Server instance on-premise for HA , 2nd benefit shows free instance on-premise for DR and 3rd shows free instance in Azure for DR.

New high availability and disaster recovery benefits for SQL Server

Business continuity is a key requirement for planning, designing, and implementing any business-critical system. When you bring data into the mix, business continuity becomes mandatory. It’s an insurance policy that one hopes they never have to make a claim against ... continue reading

How to stream big data with Data Accelerator for Apache Spark

Geoff Staneff joins Donovan Brown to show how Data Accelerator for Apache Spark simplifies everything from onboarding to streaming of big data. It offers a rich, easy-to-use experience for creating, editing, and managing Apache Spark jobs on Azure HDInsight while ... continue reading

How to use Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB

Kirill Gavrylyuk joins Scott Hanselman to show how to run Jupyter Notebook and Apache Spark in Azure Cosmos DB. Now you can use the interactive experience of Jupyter Notebook and analytics powered by Apache Spark with your operational data. Run ... continue reading
An example of the job graph showing stages 0 through 3 for a spark job.

Monitoring on Azure HDInsight part 4: Workload metrics and logs

This is the fourth blog post in a four-part series on monitoring on Azure HDInsight. Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 1: An Overview discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status ... continue reading

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading

Azure Cosmos DB update for August 2019

Azure Cosmos DB keeps getting better with a preview of notebook support, we've got Apache Spark, great new optimizations in queries, and idiomatic SDKs now on v3. Kirill Gavrylyuk is back once again with all the updates.[00:46] Jupyter Notebooks and ... continue reading

Cloud providers unite on frictionless health data exchange

This post was co-authored by Heather Jordan Cartwright, General Manager, Microsoft Healthcare Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a bigger and more central part of the infrastructure of healthcare. We see this as a historic shift that motivates us to think ... continue reading

MileIQ and Azure Event Hubs: Billions of miles streamed

This post was co-authored by Shubha Vijayasarathy, Program Manager, Azure Messaging (Event Hubs) With billions of miles logged, MileIQ provides stress-free logging and accurate mileage reports for millions of drivers. Logging and reporting miles driven is a necessity for independent ... continue reading
GIF showing the one-click integration between Event Hubs and Azure Stream Analytics

New capabilities in Stream Analytics reduce development time for big data apps

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed PaaS offering that enables real-time analytics and complex event processing on fast moving data streams. Thanks to zero-code integration with over 15 Azure services, developers and data engineers can easily build complex pipelines ... continue reading
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Monitoring on Azure HDInsight Part 3: Performance and resource utilization

This is the third blog post in a four-part series on Monitoring on Azure HDInsight. Part 1 is an overview that discusses the three main monitoring categories: cluster health and availability, resource utilization and performance, and job status and logs ... continue reading