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 Cluster Types available on Azure Hadoop Governed by the Apache Software Foundation Core services:…


Microsoft R Server now available for Academics and Students via DreamSpark – big data statistics, predictive modeling and machine learning capabilities

  Microsoft R Server, formally Revolution R Enterprise (RRE), is the fastest, most cost effective enterprise-class big data big analytics platform available today. With Microsoft R Server, it’s possible for students, educators and organizations to have access to the same big data analytics capabilities that are being deployed with great success in the business world….


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…


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…


Running large research activity on Premise why not use the cloud?

The Windows Azure HDInsight Service Preview has been upgraded and is now integrated with The HDInsight preview that was hosted on this site ( has moved to be a fully integrated, into the portal. To learn more about the new HDInsight go here. The service includes a number of enhancements and features ranging…


Windows Azure for Game Developers

Windows Azure allows game developers to focus on development and scale in the face of unpredictable demand. These resources showcase how real-life game developers are benefiting from Windows Azure. Quotes from developers “With Hadoop on Windows Azure, we can mine data and understand our audience in a way we never could before. It’s really the…


Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive & HDInsight Jump Start

  This is the first of a three-Jump Start series tailored for those interested in a demo-heavy learning experience introducing Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. Live Event Details 17:00 BST Friday, 21 June 2013 END 22 Jun, 01:00 Register Now Microsoft Technical Evangelist Saptak Sen will start with setting up and loading data into Windows…


Great Set of Resources for Windows 8 and Cloud Developers

Developer Tools for developers using the cloud in the public sector Windows 8 and SDK – Windows 8 and SDK samples DreamSpark – Developer and Platforms tools for students including Visual Studio Professional, Visual Studio Express 2012 – Visual Studio 2010 for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure  Windows Azure SDK – All tools…


Hadoop On Azure – Signup for CTP

Hadoop On Azure allows a user to run Hadoop on Microsoft Windows Azure as a service.  As your aware from my previous blog this service is currently in private CTP with limited capacity, and by invitation only.  However my colleague WenMing has added some more capacity today, So if your an academic or researcher doing…