At Strata + Hadoop World in New York, Microsoft announced the expansion of their Azure data services. They annoucned the support of real-time analytics for Apache Hadoop in Azure HDInsight and new machine learning capabilities in the Azure Marketplace. Also, Hortonworks announced how they are integrating with Microsoft Azure with the latest release of the Hortonworks Data Platform.
Microsoft is delivering a comprehensive set of cloud solutions — from Azure Machine Learning, Azure HDInsight and our other Azure data services — to managed data services from our partners. We’re committed to supporting the broadest data platform so our customers find real value in the cloud, on their terms. With our big data and cloud solutions, customers like MediaCom, Pier 1 Imports and ThyssenKrupp Elevator have more options to enable new scenarios to gain deeper insight from their data and improve the way they deliver services and products to their customers.
Azure HDInsight combines the best of Hadoop open source technology with the elasticity and manageability enterprises require. Available in preview today, we are supporting Apache Storm in HDInsight, allowing our customers to process millions of items of Hadoop data from their Internet of Things devices in near real time using a fully managed Hadoop service. By bringing real-time analytics capabilities to HDInsight, we are opening up new customer scenarios such as the ability to analyze operational data in real time for predictive maintenance.
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