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Microsoft Delivers ‘Windows Azure HDInsight Service,’ Cloud-based Distribution of Hadoop

Windows Azure adds cloud-based distribution of Hadoop dubbed HDInsight Service, HTML5/JS (CORS), PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox support. 10 new class at Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure unveiled.

Big Data Soultion for Enterprises ‘Apache Hadoop’ on Windows Server & Azure; RDP 8.0 Update; Embedded 8 Standard Release Preview; Dynamics AX 2012 R2 GA Dec 1st

Update 10/27: October update for the SQL Data Sync service is now operational in all Windows Azure data centers. In this update, “users can now create multiple Sync Servers under a single Windows Azure subscription,” the Azure team posted.

With this feature, “users intending to create multiple sync groups with sync group hubs …

MediaWiki and phpBB Now Available in the Windows Azure Web Applications Gallery; Hadoop on Azure is Still in Preview

Windows Azure web sites adds MediaWiki and phpBBWindows Azure web sites adds MediaWiki and phpBB

Windows Azure Web Site today gets the MediaWiki and phpBB in the Windows Azure Web Applications gallery. “The addition of phpBB and MediaWiki is a great example of Windows Azure’s support for open source software applications, frameworks, and tools,” Microsoft stated.

You can now deploy a free Windows Azure …

Office 365 for Government Rolls Out, IPv6 Support coming This September; Meet Windows Azure Event Announced; Details About Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) Emerges; Moonlight Open Source Silverlight Abandoned

Meet Windows Azure EventMeet Windows Azure Event

Microsoft Office 365 is now available for government customers in the United States. In a blog post, Microsoft just introduce the “Office 365 for Government,” is a “new multi-tenant service that stores US government data in a segregated community cloud.”

“Like other Office 365 offerings, it includes productivity and …

Microsoft will Engage with the Open Source and Standards Communities through New Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Microsoft created a new wholly owned subsidiary known as “Microsoft Open Technologies Inc.,” to advance the company’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source.

The new group will be headed by Jean Paoli, who is currently the general manager of the team, and comprises of about 50 to 75 …

SQL Server 2012 General Availability (GA); Second Preview of Hadoop-based Service for Windows Azure Announced

SQL Server 2012 Now Generally Available!SQL Server 2012 Now Generally Available! Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of the SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 delivers a powerful new set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence and hybrid IT across traditional datacenters and public and private clouds.

SQL Server 2012 GA includes:

  • SQL Server …

SQL Server 2012 RTM & Resources Now Available for Download; CTP2 of Apache Hadoop for Windows Azure Coming Soon!

SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing (RTM), with an evaluation version available today, and the general availability will start on April 1, announcing the Redmond company.

  • Demonstrating proven capabilities – Hundreds of global, industry-leading customers such as Volvo Car Corporation, Revlon, the Home Shopping Network, Sanofi Pasteur, Klout, and …

NEW! Wiki: Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure and SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book Launches

Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure WikiApache Hadoop on Windows Azure WikiApache Hadoop on Windows Azure which is currently only available via CTP, now has a Apache Hadoop on Windows wiki, for you get a jumpstart learning.

“The wiki contains overview information about Apache Hadoop, as well as information about the Hadoop offerings on Windows and related Microsoft technologies, including Windows Azure,” …

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2012; Hadoop Distributions for Windows Server / Azure; Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server & PDW; Data Explorer

At the SQL PASS Summit on October 12, Microsoft’s Ted Kummert, CVP, Business Platform Division, confirmed that the codenamed SQL Server “Denali” will be officially named SQL Server 2012 when it ships in the first part of 2012.

Kummert described how SQL Server 2012, formerly code-named “Denali,” addresses the growing challenges of data …

CTP of Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse Now Available!

Microsoft just announced the availability of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of two connectors for Hadoop. “Together these two connectors reaffirm Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability with Hadoop. Customers can use them to derive business insights from all their data – structured or unstructured,” explained the SQL Server team.

Hadoop Connector …

CTP of New Hadoop Connectors for Parallel Data Warehouse and SQL Server Launching Soon!

Microsoft releasing two new Hadoop connectors to help customers exploit the benefits of unstructured data in both SQL and non-SQL environments. “We will soon release a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of two new Hadoop connectors – one for SQL Server and one for PDW.

Connectors will include:

  • Hadoop to SQL …

Release of Appliance Update 2 for PDW, New Dell PDW Appliance, and Plans for a Bridge to Hadoop

August 8, Microsoft released the “second Appliance Update (AU2) of SQL Server 2008 R2 PDW – a complete, high-scale data warehousing solution that IT can use to manage and enable self-service business intelligence across the company with SQL Server. Unlike Service Packs, an Appliance Update refreshes the full appliance seamlessly with both hardware and software …

‘Hortonworks’ Launched to Increase Investment in Hadoop Technology and Accelerate Innovation and Adoption

Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital today announced the formation of “Hortonworks,” an independent company consisting of key architects and core contributors to the open source Apache Hadoop technology pioneered by Yahoo!.

“The formation of Hortonworks increases investment in the development of Apache Hadoop and will accelerate adoption by making it more robust and easier …

Deploying a Hadoop Cluster on Windows Azure

The Apache Hadoop project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. If you’re looking for guidance on deploying a Hadoop cluster on Windows Azure, then be sure to check out the latest blog post, “Hadoop in Azure”.

This post, demonstrates how to create a typical cluster with a Name Node, a Job …

Watson Powered by Apache Hadoop Defeated Jeopardy! Defenders Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter

This week on 17th, IBM’s supercomputer, Watson (named after IBM’s founder, Thomas J. Watson), took on two of the most championed Jeopardy! contestants of all time in an exhilarating $1 million Jeopardy! face-off between man and machine.

Watson defeated Jeopardy! defenders Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, amassing $77,147 in winnings in a nail-biting …