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Maria Zakourdaev

Rainbow in the Cloud

Cloud tecnologies burst into our lives without asking our permission. 
At the beginning many of us thought the only thing that it brings would be the thunder and the rain. 
Time shows that, instead, it might even bring some color to our skies.

Today, on a first day Keynote of the 16th PASS Summit, Microsoft representatives 
 -Corporate VP Data Platform, Cloud & Enterprize T.K. "Ranga" Rengarajan , 
- General Manager of Power BI James Phillips 
- Corporate VP Information Management &Machine Learning Joseph Sirosh 
took stage one after another talking about the Microsoft Data Platform and what it can offer in the cloud space.

They have talked about the explosion of all kinds of data devices.  Those devices produce enourmous amouts of data. Many also consume enourmous amounts of data.
This data is changing the way we work, the way we do business, and the way we live. We all depend on data to make decisions.
Microsoft Data Platform allows us to do more. To achive more. In theory, i might add. Just because I had no chance to try their new products myself.

Microsot Data Platform has all kind of tecnologies that are used by many mission critical environments around the world.

Tecnologies based on the structured data & tecnologies based on unstructured data.
In memory & on disk data processing. 
Products that can scale up & products that can scale out. 
Technologies that can store data & tecnologies that only procees the data. 
Some can live on premises & some can live only in the cloud.

Microsoft Data Platform in the cloud has a lot to offer. 
Key/value pairs management using Microsoft Azure Tables ( )
Document management, schema free, write optimized plaform using new highly Scalable Azure DocumentDB ( )
Relational database-as-a-service ( )
File system computation using Azure HDinsight, which both process data and store it in the cloud ( )
Json based full indexing using Azure Search ( )
Broser-based data orchestration by Azure Data Factory ( )
Prediction models tecnology by Azure Stream Analytics and Azure Machine Learning. ( dashboards used in several demos today were very impressive with all its interactive and colorful reports. 

Loud music contributed to the great spirits of 3,941 attendees from 56 countries and 2,000 companies. Huge screens thanked all  community volunteers, chapter leaders and sponsors.

The World is excited about data.  Microsoft are excited about their data platform. I am excited to be at the PASS summit. 

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:21 AM by Maria Zakourdaev

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pini krisher said:

You forgot the good old sql azure... :-)


November 6, 2014 4:25 AM

Maria Zakourdaev said:

Thanks, Pini, good  catch! This is what happens when thinking too much about a new tecnologies

November 6, 2014 9:24 AM

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