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…


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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.…


Open Source Weekly: New Go SDK and Azure Go Dev Center

2-minute read + demos Image credits: @ashleymcnamara Lots of good news for “gophers” this week, with a new Go SDK for Azure and updated documentation to help Go fans get started with Azure. This and…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Accelerating Big Data Collection for Azure Cloud - Live Webinar By Hortonworks and Microsoft

Microsoft and Hortonworks are collaborating on a series of live webinars. The series will feature four different webinars, with the first one to be held on 21 February 2017, 10AM (Singapore Time).…


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,…


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…