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How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark 

Data is produced every second, it comes from millions of sources and is constantly growing. Have you ever thought how much data you personally are generating every day? Data: direct result of our actions There’s data generated as a direct result of our actions and activities: Browsing twitter Using mobile apps Performing financial transactions Using...

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Open Source Weekly: Updated Quantum SDK, deep learning for autonomous driving, and more 

4-minute read + demos This week Microsoft released updates to our Quantum Development Kit, including support for macOS and Linux, additional open source libraries, and interoperability with Python. Learn more about what’s new with Microsoft Quantum, plus new docs, demos, and more, in this edition of the Open Source Weekly. TODO Open Source Program Guides:...

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Open Source Weekly: new Ansible on Azure improvements and more 

For fans of Ansible’s automation capabilities, the Azure team announced significant improvements to the Ansible on Azure experience, including a new VS Code extension. Learn more about what’s new with Ansible on Azure, plus new docs, demos, and more, in this edition of the Open Source Weekly. Updated Jenkins offer in Azure Marketplace: The Azure...

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Azure HDInsight 3.6, now generally available 

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...

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A winning cloud strategy for your Hadoop environment 

Microsoft and Hortonworks are collaborating to bring you a series of live webinars on Hadoop!  The first one, Accelerating Big Data Collection for Azure Cloud, was held in February 2017. The second webinar is A Winning Cloud Strategy For Your Hadoop Environment, which will be held on 29 March 2017, 10AM SGT (Singapore Time). This...

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Protecting innovation in the cloud with Azure IP Advantage 

This month Microsoft announced the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage program. This new program is the industry’s most comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks, using Microsoft’s patent portfolio to help protect our cloud customers. “Our goal is to help foster a community that values and protects innovation and investments in the cloud,” wrote Brad Smith,...

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Updates to HDInsight tools for IntelliJ and Eclipse now available 

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...

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Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta 

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization including: cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices, and more. 1,000+ hours of...

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