We are continuing our innovation in the Windows Azure Platform and releasing at a frequent cadence of high-value new features and enhancements to our public cloud services. Today at TechEd I’m excited to make a few new announcements:
For AppFabric, this past month we have just released the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service, and major enhancements to the Access Control service. At TechEd today we announced two new capabilities for both developers and IT Pros:
For SQL Azure we also recently released new Import/Export feature for SQL Azure as CTP. At TechEd today we announced a set of new developer and IT Pro enhancements:
I’d also like to briefly talk a little more about Codename “Austin”. To learn more about StreamInsight, you can start here, and it adds another dimension to our growing portfolio of cloud data services. Codename “Austin” now offers the capability for creating event-driven systems in the cloud that have high data rates, continuous queries, and low-latency requirements. Industries such as manufacturing, utilities, and web analytics use StreamInsight to identify meaningful trends and patterns as they happen to trigger immediate response actions. Some example scenarios include:
Complementary to BI, complex event processing (CEP) enables real time insight into vast volumes of streaming data; while BI enables analytics and insight into a set of existing data to inform future decision making. Taking StreamInsight into the cloud with Codename “Austin” provides the opportunity to use this as a service instead of implementing this yourself, but more importantly, be able to collect and process events from anywhere on the planet and derive trends from a vastly increased series of events since that data is sent to the cloud.
To read more on the AppFabric announcements you can read the post on the AppFabric Team Blog and visit www.appfabric.net.
To read more on the latest about the SQL Azure announcements at TechEd, check out the SQL Azure team blog.
We continue to listen to your feedback and come out with new and exciting enhancements to our cloud services. So check out the new capabilities and let us know what you think!