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...


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,...


Free webinar: Run your big data and analytics workloads at cloud scale

Power your innovation and grow your business by uncovering hidden patterns and correlations in your data with the least ramp-up time using a metered hyperscale cloud computing platform—Microsoft...


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...


Now available: Microsoft R Server 9.0 with support for Spark 2.0

This week Microsoft released Microsoft R Server (MRS) version 9.0, built on top of the latest open source R engine. This release has several exciting new capabilities, best-of-breed machine learning...


Workshop tecnologias de open source en azure

Workshop: “Tecnologías de open source en Azure"

Durante la semana del 2 de mayo se llevó a cabo el Workshop de “Tecnologías de Open Source en Azure” impartido por Sebastian Pederiva (Senior Consultant de SELA Group). Durante estos días de...


Hadoop magic quadrant

Forrester names Microsoft Azure a leader in big data Hadoop cloud solutions

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...


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...


SocialDice: Revolutionizing talent recruitment in the the Middle East

For rapidly-growing, Middle Eastern small- to medium-sized businesses, hiring the best employees is a challenge. Both busy employers and ambitious talent find the existing job boards slow and...