Earlier this week, Forrester recognized Microsoft Azure as a leader in their “Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions” report. Apache Hadoop has become popular among organizations to quickly unlock insights from data of all size and shape, and is supported by an ecosystem of popular open source projects, including Spark, R, Giraph, and Solr.

“We’re excited that Forrester recognized both the strength of our offerings as well as our strategy by placing Microsoft in the leader’s ripple of the Big Data Hadoop Cloud Wave,” wrote Tiffany Wissner Senior Director Product Marketing, Data Platform. “Microsoft specifically was called out for having a cloud-first strategy that is paying off. In the coming year, we will continue to focus on delivering the highest value to our customers and partners through innovations that make big data and analytics even more accessible.”

For more on this news, check out the Azure blog. To read the full report, “The Forrester WaveTM: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016,” you can get it here.