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Journey to optimize large scale transformer model inference with ONNX Runtime 

“With its resource-efficient and high-performance nature, ONNX Runtime helped us meet the need of deploying a large-scale multi-layer generative transformer model for code, a.k.a., GPT-C, to empower IntelliCode with the whole line of code completion suggestions in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.” Large-scale transformer models, such as GPT-2 and GPT-3, are among the most...Read more

How to migrate and modernize Linux workloads and open source databases to Azure 

With extensive support for all major Linux distributions including Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, and managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings for open source databases like Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Database for PostgreSQL, and Azure Database for MariaDB—it’s no surprise that Linux is the fastest growing platform on Azure. Furthermore, Azure Migrate makes the discovery,...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

Microsoft joins partners and the Linux Foundation to create Confidential Computing Consortium 

Microsoft has invested in confidential computing for many years, so I’m excited to announce that Microsoft will join industry partners to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organization that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation. The Confidential Computing Consortium will be dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing. Confidential computing...Read more

Run, operate, and scale modern applications with Redis Enterprise on Microsoft Azure 

Today, we rely on our everyday services to be delivered digitally and expect the experience to be instant. In order for customer-facing applications to respond to users in 100ms, you need a high-performance database capable of handling a variety of application scenarios at the lowest complexity and cost, with uncompromising performance. Redis is the world’s...Read more

Introducing pg_auto_failover: Open source extension for automated failover and high-availability in PostgreSQL 

When you’re building a new app, there is a lot you need to focus on. Behind the scenes, there is data stored somewhere, often in a Postgres database. Data is essential, and it needs to be accessible and available. Most of us don’t want to become a database expert early on, and instead focus on...Read more

How to deploy a production-ready Node.js HA Stack on Azure 

In our effort to bring the benefits of pre-packaged software to enterprise workloads in the cloud, Bitnami has recently started shipping a new generation of apps and infrastructure stacks in the Azure Marketplace that are designed for production use. One such stack is our brand-new Node.js High Availability (HA) Cluster, which you can deploy on...Read more