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Stackato on the Microsoft Azure Cloud

24 Giu , 2015  

Microsoft AzureThe growth of Azure has been outstanding–more than 90,000 new subscriptions every month. And the innovation is exponential with over 500 new features and services being added to the platform in the last 12 months. We’re very excited to be part of this growth.

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Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz

7 Mar , 2015  

Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that they do serve a legitimate purpose. Large-scale public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are cheap, easy and […]

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Google Cloud Platform Unveils Pub/Sub Messaging Service

6 Mar , 2015  

In a world where disconnected devices and systems need to reliably talk to each other in an asynchronous manner, a messaging broker is often the solution. Google Cloud Platform, unlike its main competitors, AWS and Azure, did not have a messaging service available for developers.

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Microsoft queues up DocumentDB for broad availability

5 Mar , 2015  

Microsoft continues to fill in the check boxes for its Azure cloud. Example: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s take on NoSQL databases a la Couch or MongoDB, will be generally available April 8, the company said Thursday. The beauty of these document databases is they can ingest JavaScript […]

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Getting the real dope on your cloud deployment

2 Mar , 2015  

Lots of companies can perform cost analysis of cloud-based instances; Krystallize Technologies promises to do more. The Austin, Texas–based startup said its technology delves deeper into what’s going on with cloud workloads and compares how a given job will do across Amazon, IBM SoftLayer, vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, […]

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Microsoft’s machine learning guru on why data matters sooooo much

19 Feb , 2015  

Not surprisingly, Joseph Sirosh, has big ambitions for his product portfolio at Microsoft which includes Azure ML, HDInsight and other tools. Chief among them is making it easy for mere mortals to consume these data services from the applications they’re familiar with. Take Excel for example. If […]

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Microsoft embraces Python, Linux in new big data tools

18 Feb , 2015  

Continuing its quest to make Microsoft Azure comfy for the non-Windows world, Microsoft just launched a preview of its Hadoop-based cloud tool (HDInsight) that runs on Linux. It’s also making its Azure ML machine learning service widely available now with new support for Python as well as the already-planned support for […]

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AWS maintains lead in public cloud, but Azure inches forward

18 Feb , 2015  

Amazon Web Services continues to dominate public cloud usage across the board, but Microsoft Azure is making strides at least in business accounts, according to a new RightScale survey. cloud adoption leads the pack with 57 percent of respondents reporting use of AWS (up from 54 percent […]

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Microsoft claims compliance with ISO data privacy standard

17 Feb , 2015  

Microsoft says its compliance with a data privacy standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) means customer data in its Azure cloud will be safer from prying eyes. The ISO/IEC 27018 standard aims to establish “a uniform, international approach to protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud,” Microsoft […]

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Microsoft woos Y Combinator startups with big Azure credits

9 Feb , 2015  

Microsoft wants to boost its cloud’s profile among startups so it’s making $500,000 in Azure credits available to Y Combinator-backed companies. The credits start rolling with the Winter 2015 class and will continue after that, according to this Y Combinator blog post. This can be a good […]

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