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Zoom on the InfoQ week, featuring BizSpark Plus startups! 

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): Realytics.io: Hadoop,...

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How-to: Install Cloudera Enterprise on Microsoft Azure (Part 2) 

Earlier this year, GoDataDriven deployed a large Cloudera Enterprise (CDH + Cloudera Manager) cluster on Microsoft Azure for one of the busiest and largest European airports. This two-part series, written by Alexander Bij and Tünde Alkemade,and republished with permission, includes information about use-case, design, and deployment. In the Part 1, we discussed some information about...

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How-to: Install Cloudera Enterprise on Microsoft Azure (Part 1) 

Earlier this year, GoDataDriven deployed a large Cloudera Enterprise (CDH + Cloudera Manager) cluster on Microsoft Azure for one of the busiest and largest European airports. This two-part series, written by Alexander Bij and Tünde Alkemade, and republished with permission, includes information about use-case, design, and deployment. Processing large amounts of unstructured data requires serious...

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Hortonworks Future of Data Roadshow 

COME AND MEET US AT THE HORTONWORKS FUTURE OF DATA ROADSHOW SEPTEMBER 15, Paris Spend the day with us in Paris for content-rich sessions on Powering the Future of Data™, Open and Connected Data Platforms, Data-in-Motion, Data-at-Rest, and Modern Data Applications. Discover how you can create actionable intelligence through 100% open source architectures for the modern...

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OpenSistemas is the 2016 Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year 

Today we’re proud to name OpenSistemas the winner of the second annual Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. This year Microsoft acknowledged partners in 37 categories,...

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Cloudera on Azure: resources and updates 

Microsoft is continuously working to make Azure the best cloud platform for big data, including Apache Hadoop. In order to make this happen, Microsoft delivers a comprehensive set of solutions such as the Hadoop-based solution Azure HDInsight and managed data services from partners, including Hortonworks and Cloudera. Cloudera is recognized as a leader in the...

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Now available in preview: R Server inside Azure HDInsight 

This week at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the availability of R Server inside Azure HDInsight, Microsoft’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service part of Azure Data Lake. R is a very popular programming language that helps millions of data scientists solve their most challenging problems in fields ranging from computational biology to quantitative marketing. R Server for...

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Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics 

Last year Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, an open source, statistical programming language that’s widely used for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Since then, there has been a steady cadence of updates to Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise, as well as the integration of...

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Try popular open source technologies in 'Super Human' labs 

Feeling Super Human? The Azure team has created hands-on-labs that let you try popular open source technologies in the Azure Marketplace, including Hortonworks, Chef and Docker. With each lab, you’ll gain experience in big data, infrastructure automation and app containerization, to help you take your work and business to ‘super human’ levels. Complete the lab and...

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