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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

Participate in the Java EE cloud migration patterns survey 

The Java on Microsoft Azure team has been strengthening its commitment and outreach to Java EE users. This effort includes additional technical guidance, tools, scripts, workshops, and more to better support migrations to Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and managed service (PaaS) offerings. We are working with key industry partners like Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, and...Read more

J4K: an all-star Java and Kubernetes speaker line-up in one conference  

J4K is a developer-oriented conference focused on open source and hybrid cloud application development of Java and Kubernetes. This is a community event, delivered by stellar Java community leaders, and is dedicated to enriching developers and architects with cloud-focused solutions. Registration is free.  Java has a rich history in enterprise applications and has evolved over the past two...Read more

Calico for Windows goes open source 

Since Windows worker node support reached general availability in Kubernetes, Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community. A big contention point of Windows container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network policy tools in the market is not available for Windows.” This is limiting...Read more

CloudSkew makes it easy to sketch cloud architecture diagrams 

CloudSkew is a free online diagram editor that helps you draw cloud architecture diagrams. CloudSkew diagrams can be securely saved to the cloud and icons for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud (OCI), and more are included. CloudSkew is currently in public preview and the full list of features and...Read more

GPT-2 fine-tuning with ONNX Runtime – a 34% speedup in training time 

Model training is an important step when developing and deploying large scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) models. Training typically utilizes a large amount of compute resources to tune the model based on the input dataset. Transformer models, with millions and billions of parameters, are especially compute-intensive and training costs increase with model size and fine-tuning steps...Read more

Securing Open Liberty applications with Azure Active Directory via OpenID Connect 

Long gone are the days when you had to create your own user account management, authentication, and authorization for your web delivered software. Instead, contemporary applications leverage these functions (Identity and Access Management or IAM for short) from an external provider. As a full-featured Java application runtime, Open Liberty has great options for externally provided IAM....Read more

VS Code Docker extension can now run containers in Azure Container Instances 

Today we are releasing version 1.4 of our Visual Studio Code Docker extension, which makes it easy to build, manage, and deploy containerized applications from Visual Studio Code (VS Code). In this release, you can now view and troubleshoot containers deployed in Azure Container Instances (ACI) from within VS Code. If you are using, or...Read more

Announcing Azure Functions extension for Dapr 

We’re excited to announce a new extension for Azure Functions that lets a function seamlessly interact with Dapr for building cloud-native applications. Azure Functions provides an event-driven programming model and Dapr provides a set of essential cloud-native building blocks. With this new extension, you can now bring both together for serverless and event-driven apps that...Read more

Hyperspace, an indexing subsystem for Apache Spark™, is now open source 

For Microsoft’s internal teams and external customers, we store datasets that span from a few GBs to 100s of PBs in our data lake. The scope of analytics on these datasets ranges from traditional batch-style queries (e.g., OLAP) to explorative ”finding the needle in a haystack” type of queries (e.g., point-lookups, summarization). Resorting to linear...Read more