Join us for Microsoft Azure OpenDev 

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Azure OpenDev is the first-ever virtual event from Microsoft that showcases open source technologies in the cloud. Hosted by John Gossman, Lead Architect, Microsoft Azure, the event features industry thought leaders, including Mark Shuttleworth of Canonical and speakers from Docker, Pivotal, Red Hat, and Chef, as well as Microsoft teams dedicated to open source. Join Read more

Connect with Microsoft at OSCON 2017 

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Some of the 3,000 open source contributors from across Microsoft are at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a major role in technology innovation, from artificial intelligence and IoT to microservices and containers. Support for open source solutions is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem and Microsoft Read more

Microsoft R Server 9.1 now available 

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During yesterday’s Data Amp event, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft R Server 9.1, which is available now. In addition to several advanced machine learning algorithms from Microsoft, R Server 9.1 introduces pre-trained neural network models for sentiment analysis and mage featurization and supports SparklyR, SparkETL, and SparkSQL. This release also includes the updated Microsoft R Client, which is now Read more

Azure HDInsight 3.6, now generally available 

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This week at the DataWorks Summit, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight 3.6, backed by Microsoft’s enterprise-grade SLA. HDInsight 3.6 brings updates to various open source components in the Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystem to the cloud, allowing customers to deploy them easily and run them reliably on an enterprise-grade platform. “HDInsight 3.6 Read more

Now available: open source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 

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This week Microsoft released the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0 out of beta. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, is a free, easy-to-use, open source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains deep learning algorithms to learn like the human brain. “Cognitive Toolkit is being used extensively by a wide variety of Microsoft products, by companies worldwide with Read more

Develop big data applications with MapR on Microsoft Azure 

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Microsoft and MapR have partnered to bring you the first of a series of joint webinars! This free webinar, Develop big data applications with MapR on Microsoft Azure, will be presented by Asit Parija (Solution Architect, MapR Technologies) and Ben Sadeghi (Big Data & Advanced Analytics Specialist, Microsoft SE Asia & Korea). It will be held Read more

How to optimize your data architecture with Hadoop on Azure 

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Microsoft and Hortonworks are collaborating to bring you a series of live webinars on Hadoop!  These are the first two webinars: Accelerating Big Data Collection for Azure Cloud (February 2017) and A Winning Cloud Strategy For Your Hadoop Environment (March 2017). The latest webinar on offer is How To Optimize Your Data Architecture With Hadoop Read more

A behind-the-scenes look at launching SQL Server on Linux 

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Last November, Microsoft announced the next release of the public preview of SQL Server on Linux and Windows. With that release, users could develop applications with SQL Server on Linux, Windows, Docker, or macOS (via Docker) and then deploy to Linux, Windows, or Docker, on-premises or in the cloud. In the two weeks following the Read more

Updates to HDInsight tools for IntelliJ and Eclipse now available 

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HDInsight is Microsoft Azure’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service. It is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and R Server – all backed by a 99.9% SLA. Each of these big data technologies and ISV applications are easily deployable as managed clusters with enterprise-level Read more

Zoom on the InfoQ week, featuring BizSpark Plus startups! 

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Four BizSpark Plus startups were interviewed by IT publication InfoQ France, following their participation at Microsoft Experiences conference last October. These startups have chosen Microsoft Azure for their technical architecture and to support their open source technologies. Discover their stories and their technological choices in the following articles (note: links are in French): Hadoop, Read more