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Deploying SUSE SAP HA Automation in Microsoft Azure 

Why automation Maintaining a competitive advantage often depends on how quickly you can deliver new services. SAP applications are designed to help companies analyze data to anticipate new requirements and rapidly deliver new products and services. This gives you the ability to keep existing customers happy while attracting new business. In line with SUSE’s vision...Read more

4 open source lessons for 2021 

2020 fundamentally changed how many companies and teams work—seemingly overnight, remote-first cultures became the new norm and people had to change how they communicate and collaborate. However, for those of us who have been deeply engaged in open source, remote work has been our norm for many years because open source communities are large, globally...Read more

How to monitor your Azure infrastructure with Filebeat and Elastic Observability 

Overview The ability to access the internal state of your application ecosystem is critical to optimizing your applications and the experience of your users. Elastic Cloud on Microsoft Azure gives you access to Elastic observability allowing you to monitor your infrastructure and see how every signal interrelates by utilizing a wide variety of resources that...Read more

Accelerate and simplify Scikit-learn model inference with ONNX Runtime 

Scikit-learn is one of the most useful libraries for general machine learning in Python. To minimize the cost of deployment and avoid discrepancies, deploying scikit-learn models to production usually leverages Docker containers and pickle, the object serialization module of the Python standard library. Docker is a good way to create consistent environments and pickle saves...Read more

Introducing the Cluster API Provider for Azure (CAPZ) for Kubernetes cluster management 

Managing Kubernetes clusters is hard. Managing Kubernetes clusters at scale across a variety of infrastructures is—well—even harder. The Kubernetes community project Cluster API (CAPI) enables users to manage fleets of clusters across multiple infrastructure providers. The Cluster API Provider for Azure (CAPZ) is the solution for users who need to manage Kubernetes clusters on Azure...Read more

ONNX Runtime scenario highlight: Vespa.ai integration 

Since its open source debut two years ago, ONNX Runtime has seen strong growth with performance improvements, expanded platform and device compatibility, hardware accelerator support, an extension to training acceleration, and more. We are excited by its broad usage in production, powering more than a hundred models across Microsoft products and services and bringing concrete...Read more

Adding RoBERTa NLP to the ONNX model zoo for natural language predictions 

In summer 2019, I worked as a high school intern for the ONNX AI team at Microsoft and loved working on various projects with the team, including the BERT text classification model. However, due to Covid-19, the Microsoft Internship Program for high school students was canceled in the summer of 2020. This led two other...Read more

Cloudera Data Platform’s integration with Azure delivers enterprise security and governance 

Modern analytics and the resulting business insights unlock new opportunities to optimize company performance and open new revenue streams. Since these initiatives also heighten the need for greater security and governance of company data, Identity and Access Management (IAM) needs to be a foundational component of any corporate security plan that covers company data. Critical...Read more

.NET for Apache Spark hits v1.0 

About two years ago, we heard an increasing demand from the .NET community for an easier way to build big data applications with .NET, outside of needing to learn Scala or Python. Thus, in a collaboration between Azure Data and .NET teams, we started the .NET for Apache® Spark™ open source project. Today, we are...Read more

How to optimize Azure Machine Learning for IoT production usage 

Introduction Over the last few years IoT devices, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) have become very popular and now a lot of companies are moving forward to use them in production. All cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, provide services on how to deploy developed ML algorithms to edge devices. The main concern of...Read more

How to deploy Elastic Cloud on Microsoft Azure 

From startups to the global 2000, Elastic powers search solutions for thousands of companies worldwide to find documents, monitor infrastructure, protect against security threats, and more. With Elastic Cloud managed services on Azure, you have the power of Elastic Enterprise Search, Elastic Observability, and Elastic Security. You can quickly and easily deploy as a managed...Read more

Announcing Akri, an open source project for building a connected edge with Kubernetes 

Overview One of the hallmarks of “the edge” in computing is the array of sensors, controllers, and microcontroller unit (MCU) class devices that produce data and perform actions. For Kubernetes to be a versatile edge computing solution, a cluster needs to easily find these leaf devices. Most of these devices, however, are too small to...Read more