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Compute and stream IoT insights with data-driven applications

There is a lot more data in the world than can possibly be captured with even the most robust, cutting-edge technology. Edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just two examples of technologies increasing the volume of useful ... continue reading
Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Service

This post builds upon the introduction published earlier to the PowerShell blog. In this post we are going to explore the Azure Policy Guest Configuration service. The full documentation for this service is available at the following short url. https://aka.ms/gcpol ... continue reading
Azure Event Hubs Pipeline

Announcing self-serve experience for Azure Event Hubs Clusters

For businesses today, data is indispensable. Innovative ideas in manufacturing, health care, transportation, and financial industries are often the result of capturing and correlating data from multiple sources. Now more than ever, the ability to reliably ingest and respond to ... continue reading
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A look at Azure’s automated machine learning capabilities

The automated machine learning capability in Azure Machine Learning service allows data scientists, analysts, and developers to build machine learning models with high scalability, efficiency, and productivity all while sustaining model quality. Automated machine learning builds a set of machine ... continue reading
A SQL Server tale of two cities

A SQL Server tale of two cities

No one disputes that data is critical to the lifeblood of business, applications, and the computer industry. SQL Server sits at the forefront of any discussion about data these days. So its no coincidence that SQL Server is seen, heard, ... continue reading

Drive higher utilization of Azure HDInsight clusters with autoscale

We are excited to share the preview of the Autoscale feature for Azure HDInsight. This feature enables enterprises to become more productive and cost-efficient by automatically scaling clusters up or down based on the load or a customized schedule. Let’s ... continue reading

SQL Server 2017 achieves top TPC benchmarks for OLTP and DW on Linux and Windows

Once again, SQL Server 2017 has led the pack with three new TPC benchmarks published in April 2019, ranking SQL Server 2017 as the fastest database for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse (DW) workloads on Windows and Linux ... continue reading
Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Exam review: AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

When did you last sit an official industry exam? For me, it's been more years than I care to count! But recently, a group of staff at my local Microsoft office planned to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam ... continue reading
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Migrating big data workloads to Azure HDInsight

Migrating big data workloads to the cloud remains a key priority for our customers and Azure HDInsight is committed to making that journey simple and cost effective. HDInsight partners with Unravel whose mission is to reduce the complexity of delivering ... continue reading
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5 internal capabilities to help you increase IoT success

Enterprise IoT adoption is following a path typical of new technologies. Industry standards emerge, but there is competition among them. Companies gradually develop codified frameworks and best practices to structure projects and minimize the risk of failure. However, during this ... continue reading