Category Azure News

Microsoft open sources Data Accelerator, an easy-to-configure pipeline for streaming at scale

This blog post was co-authored by Dinesh Chandnani, Principal Group Engineering Manager​, Microsoft.  

Standing up a data pipeline for the first time can be a challenge and decisions you make at the start of a project can limit your choices long after the initial deployment has been rolled out. Often what is needed is a playground in which to learn about and evaluate the available options and capabilities in the solution space. To that end, we are excited to be announcing that an internal Microsoft project known as Data Accelerator is now being open sourced.

Data Accelerator started in 2017 as a large-scale data processing project in Microsoft’s Developer Division that eventually landed on streaming on Apache Spark for reasons of scale and speed...

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Put IoT in action to overcome public building safety challenges

Transparency is an important part of public safety projects. Officials must know what is happening in real time, as well as be able to collaborate with others involved in the project. To create a collaborative and transparent environment, security officials are reinventing their approach to public safety, especially regarding the protection of public buildings. While keeping public buildings safe, smart, and secure is a top priority, it’s also a constant challenge.

Recent advancements in cloud computing, intelligent edge, artificial intelligence, and data analytics create many new opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve public safety...

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Manage Azure HDInsight clusters using .NET, Python, or Java

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Azure HDInsight management SDKs for .NET, Python, and Java.

Highlights of this release

  • More languages: In addition to .NET, you can now easily manage your HDInsight clusters using Python or Java.
  • Manage HDInsight clusters: The SDK provides several useful operations to manage your HDInsight clusters, including the ability to create clusters, delete clusters, scale clusters, list existing clusters, get cluster details, update cluster tags, execute script actions, and more.
  • Monitor HDInsight clusters: Manage your HDInsight cluster's integration with Azure Monitor logs. HDInsight clusters can emit metrics into queryable tables in a Log Analytics workspace so you can monitor all of your clusters in one place...
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Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

Microsoft Azure is uniquely positioned to help you meet your compliance obligations. Customers need to identify risks and conduct a full risk assessment before committing to a cloud service, as well as comply with strict regulations to ensure the privacy, security, access, and continuity of their cloud environment and downstream customer data in cloud.
Source: Azure Blog
Source Link: Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

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How to develop an IoT strategy that yields desired ROI

Manufacturing decision makers aligning processes and data for better ROI.

This article is the second in a four-part series designed to help companies maximize their ROI on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, we discussed how IoT can transform businesses. In this post, we share insights into how to create a successful strategy that yields desired ROI.

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds real promise for fueling business growth and operational efficiency. However, many companies experience challenges applying IoT to their businesses.

In an earlier post, we discussed why and how to get started with IoT, recommending that companies shift their mindset, develop a business case, secure ongoing executive sponsorship and budget, and seize the early-mover advantage. In this post, we’ll cover the six elements of crafting an IoT strategy that will yield ongo...

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Server-level collations in Managed Instance are globally available

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more application compatibility by offering a choice of server-level collation to meet the needs of the existing applications that should be migrated to azure cloud. This eliminates need for changes in the existing applications that are not using SQL Server instances with default server-level collation when they are migrated to Azure cloud
Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Server-level collations in Managed Instance are globally available

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