Join us on April 10th for a Windows Azure Webcast: Hadoop on Windows Azure



Event Date: April 10, 2012

Event Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm Eastern Time

Event ID: 1032506428


This month’s Windows Azure webcast focuses on Hadoop on Windows Azure. In this session, we’ll cover Microsoft’s end-to-end roadmap for Big Data and how it embraces Apache Hadoop™ by distributing enterprise class Hadoop based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. With Microsoft’s Big Data solution, we make it easier for customers to move data between Hadoop and SQL Server, offer enhanced security and unified management for an enterprise ready platform and compatibility to the broad Hadoop ecosystem of tools and technologies. The solution is also integrated into the Microsoft BI tools such as SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services and even PowerPivot and Excel. This enables you to do BI on all your data, including that in Hadoop. Join us in the webcast to learn how to unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data not previously activated, with Microsoft’s Big Data solution.

A bit of background: Analysts estimate that somewhere around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Data is being generated at a rapid pace, being generated by ubiquitous information-sensing mobile devices, aerial sensory technologies, software logs, cameras, microphones, Radio-frequency identification readers, wireless sensor networks just to name a few. ‘Big Data’ has the promise to enable organizations to capture, manage, and process these truly massive amounts of data.

Target Audience: Architect, Designer, IT Decision Maker, IT Manager and Pro Dev/Programmer

Presenter: Dr. Zhiming Xue “Z" is a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist, based in the Washington DC area. He currently focuses on the Windows Azure platform while continuing to deliver technical presentations on Windows Phone, SharePoint, Silverlight, ASP.NET and the web platform at Microsoft events, workshops and conferences. Prior to his current role, he played lead developer and architect roles at Microsoft Services to support enterprise customers in both private sector and public sector. You can follow his blog at

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