Spark for Azure HDInsight

  Guest blog from Alberto De Marco Technology Solutions Professional – Big Data This week we just launched Azure Data Lake service in Europe Azure Data Lake Analytics and Azure Data Lake Store are now available in the North Europe region. Data Lake Analytics is a cloud analytics service for developing and running massively parallel…

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Big Data on Azure with No Limits Data, Analytics and Managed Clusters

HDInsight   Reliable with an industry leading SLA Enterprise-grade security and monitoring Productive platform for developers and scientists Cost effective cloud scale Integration with leading ISV applications Easy for administrators to manage   Resources & Hands on Labs for teaching https://github.com/MSFTImagine/computerscience/tree/master/Workshop/7.%20HDInsight Cluster Types available on Azure Hadoop Governed by the Apache Software Foundation Core services:…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy FREE training on Cortana Intelligence Suite

Join us on Microsoft Virtual Academy on Tuesday December 6th 2016, from 9AM – 4PM Pacific, for an exciting look at the Cortana Intelligence Suite (CIS),The “Cortana Intelligence Suite End to End” session will be taught by Microsoft Architects Todd Kitta and Jin Cho, and promises a hands-on day with the platform. During the online…

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Provisioning an HDInsight Spark Cluster

  Last week I attend a number of departmental meetings, during the day I had a number of presentation and was talking about Azure and the Azure Market Place which has over 1400 pre configured software images so it a great solution for providing pretty much every services you would ever need. I did a…

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Utilising Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine DSVM for your labs

    The data science virtual machine (DSVM) is an Virtual Machine image for Windows or Linux offered on Azure by from Microsoft providing several essential data science and analytics tools I previously taken about setting up the DSVM and produced a short walkthrough of getting started at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/08/30/microsoft-data-science-virtual-machine-for-windows-and-linux-now-available/  Here is a full set of…

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R Server for HDInsight running on Microsoft Azure Cloud & Data Science Challenges

The premium tier offering for HDInsight includes R Server on HDInsight is now in preview on Microsoft Azure. Hadoop and Spark are now a key component of our Cortana Intelligence Suite R is decidedly the most popular statistical/data analysis language in use today.   R server is also available from Microsoft Imagine DreamSpark.com see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/01/06/microsoft-r-server-now-available-for-academics-and-students-via-dreamspark-big-data-statistics-predictive-modeling-and-machine-learning-capabilities/…

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Microsoft announces the Azure Internet of Things suite

Microsoft Azure IoT services The Internet of Things (IoT) provides the opportunity to enable and extend digital business scenarios, helping you better connect people, processes and assets, and better harness data across your business and operations. Improving efficiencies, enabling innovation and fueling transformation are the cornerstones of Microsoft’s vision for the digital business. With Microsoft…

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Microsoft Data Culture series for Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, Database Administrators events in Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Reading and London

The Microsoft Data Culture series of events are delivered in partnership with Hortonworks and KPMG UK to provide a full day, end to end immersion experience to showcase the Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Analytics capabilities. It focuses on giving you the insight to drive a Data Culture within your organisation which has been…

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Looking for HPC - Windows Azure HDInsight is now generally available.

HDInsight Services for Windows Azure is a service that deploys and provisions Apache™ Hadoop™ clusters in the cloud, providing a software framework designed to manage, analyze and report on big data. Data is described as "big data" to indicate that it is being collected in ever escalating volumes, at increasingly high velocities, and for a…

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