Microsoft today released the new G-series VM sizes for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. G-series VMs offer the most memory, the highest processing power and the largest amount of local SSD of any Virtual Machine size currently available in the public cloud. It offers up to 32 vCPUs using the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 family, 448GB of memory, and 6.59 TB of local Solid State Drive (SSD) space.
“The new G-series on Azure offers unparalleled performance and scale: top-end CPUs coupled to the largest memory, fastest network fabric and the most local SSD capacity of any virtualized hardware in the public cloud. The simplicity of provisioning and managing clusters on Azure is well-matched by the simplicity of using XtremeData’s database engine, dbX: just load data and start analyzing in standard SQL. Deploying the scale-out dbX engine on this infrastructure will offer customers the fastest, most scalable and least expensive Big Data analytics platform on the market.” – Ravi Chandran, Founder and CTO, XtremeData
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