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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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LaLiga entertains millions with Azure-based conversational AI

For LaLiga, keeping fans entertained and engaged is a top priority. And when it comes to fans, the Spanish football league has them in droves, with approximately 1.6 billion social media followers around the world. So any time it introduces ... 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
3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

3 ways to gain insights with SQL Server 2019 big data clusters

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of staying profitable and investing in future innovations. Speed and flexibility are the name of the game, and effective data-scaling techniques are highly sought after. Yet exploding data volumes, diverse data types, and ... continue reading
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Leveraging AI and digital twins to transform manufacturing with Sight Machine

In the world of manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has come, and that means data. A lot of data. Smart machines, equipped with sensors, add to the large quantity of data already generated from quality systems, MES, ERP ... continue reading
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Schema validation with Event Hubs

Event Hubs is fully managed, real-time ingestion Azure service. It integrates seamlessly with other Azure services. It also allows Apache Kafka clients and applications to talk to Event Hubs without any code changes. Apache Avro is a binary serialization format ... continue reading

High-Throughput with Azure Blob Storage

I am happy to announce that High-Throughput Block Blob (HTBB) is globally enabled in Azure Blob Storage. HTBB provides significantly improved and instantaneous write throughput when ingesting larger block blobs, up to the storage account limits for a single blob ... continue reading
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Breaking the wall between data scientists and app developers with Azure DevOps

As data scientists, we are used to developing and training machine learning models in our favorite Python notebook or an integrated development environment (IDE), like Visual Studio Code (VSCode). Then, we hand off the resultant model to an app developer ... continue reading
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Maximize existing vision systems in quality assurance with Cognitive AI

Quality assurance matters to manufacturers. The reputation and bottom line of a company can be adversely affected if defective products are released. If a defect is not detected, and the flawed product is not removed early in the production process, ... continue reading
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Microsoft continues to build the case for data estate modernization on Azure

Special thanks to Rik Tamm-Daniels and the Informatica team for their contribution to this blog post. ​ With the latest release of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft doubles-down on Azure SQL DW as one of the core data services for ... continue reading
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