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  • Blog Post: Storage Powered by the Cloud – FREE StorSimple Webinar 20th Nov 2013

    Many organisations in the UK Public Sector are looking to do more take cost out of their basic IT operations and increase efficiencies since the Comprehensive Spending Review as they try to do more with less.  All organisations are keeping more and more data both for regulatory purposes. Cloud integrated...
  • Blog Post: Getting to grips with the Cloud – FREE Azure Webinar Series for educators and researchers

    The cloud is becoming more and more useful in education. There are stunning examples of academic research which are pushing the boundaries of data intensive science. Some of these great examples include the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Azure DataMarket getting access to free and premium data for apps/services

    Have you ever wondered if there are anywhere you can get data or store data for apps and services. Is your One-Stop Shop for Premium Data and Applications with Hundreds of Apps, Thousands of Subscriptions, Trillions of Data Points which you can use in your apps/services. Windows Azure Marketplace for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Faculty Summit 2013 15-16 July

    On July 15-16, Faculty Summit will bring leading academic researchers and educators together with Microsoft researchers and engineers from around the globe to share ideas and results about some of today’s most exciting new directions in computer science. Key subjects to be discussed this year include...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks for Azure Usage

    No matter whether you’re targeting iOS or Android, PC or Windows Phone, Windows Azure has the tools. Use our services to build community sites. Let users sign in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Microsoft accounts. Build an app from the ground up, or host a game you’ve already created. Explore and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View – Part 1

    By Jen Stirrup Social Media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, it isn’t enough just to have lots of data. Data, on its own, is valueless. In order for data to become valuable, we need to be able to do something with the data. If we have large datasets, they can...
  • Blog Post: Article: Rise of the Data Science Department

    by Terry Room There is a lot of buzz around Big Data at the moment. This is both exciting and confusing in equal measures. With this post I’ve tried to distil some of the key thoughts and learning on the subject gleaned from a number of interesting discussions on the subject. So how big...
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