Who can use the DataMarket?
How to register for the invitation-only program?
Read DataMarket forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/DataMarket/threads
When new features will be available?
Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket is moving to the service updates cadence with new features coming on a regular basis. Feature prioritization will be based on customer feedback. Please vote for your features through the DataMarket site “Feedback” option.
Current high priority features list includes:
- Enabling world-wide billing
- Restricted data offering access (Invitation or authorization from content providers required to purchase the offering)
- Enterprise billing and packaging support
- Self-Service data onboarding
When new data offerings will be available?
Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket is moving to the content updates cadence with new content coming on a monthly basis. Offerings marked as “Coming soon” will be prioritized in each content update wave.
Do we need to upload our data to Microsoft cloud in order to become DataMarket content provider?
Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket provides ability to publish data from any source, ranging from SQL Server and Web Services on customer premise and to SQL Azure and Windows Azure storage.
Who qualifies to become a content provider or an ISV?
Any company or person may become Windows Azure DataMarket Content Provider or ISV. Naturally enough, you have to own your data or have required distribution rights, and you should be able to adhere to the DataMarket SLA.
How to register as content provider or ISV?
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as possible.
– The DataMarket team