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Understanding Big Data: Cross Infrastructure &Amp; Analytics
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In our cartographic overview of the big data ecosystem, we stated a Big Data environment should allow you to store, process, analyse and visualise data. Thus far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve been breaking down the ecosystem into composite parts, focusing on software which specifically focuses one or

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The New Microsoft Vision: Cloud &Amp; Mobile
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In a letter sent to Microsoft employees yesterday, Satya Nadella declared that the company is shifting its focus from Steve Ballmer’s vision of “devices and services” to one that encompasses the “mobile first and cloud first world” we live in. “While today many people define mobile by devices, Microsoft defines it

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Microsoft Add Machine Learning To Azure Platform With Azure Ml
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Yesterday, Microsoft announced Azure ML, a new machine learning service on the cloud-based Azure platform. The service will allow users to build big data-based apps and APIs to predict future events. The platform uses machine learning capabilities already seen in Microsoft’s Bing and Xbox, using predefined workflows and templates to

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Skype Translate: Real-Time Speech Translation Based On Deep Learning
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Automatic translation of written text has become fairly ubiquitous and commonplace on the internet- you’d be hard pushed to find someone who hasn’t leaned on Google or Bing translators once in a while. But now deep learning technology means that instant translations of speech may come to be just as

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Microsoft And Sap Continue Long-Standing Partnership
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Microsoft announced yesterday that they have agreed to extend their partnership with SAP to improve big data, cloud computing and enterprise mobility. The partnership will enable SAP applications to be available on Microsoft Azure as well as Excel being connected to SAP BusinessObjects. “For our customers, SAP and Microsoft are

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Immerse Yourself In Microsoft'S Infinity Room
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There seems to be a recent trend for installations allowing the public to visualise and experience Big Data. Yesterday, we reported on the Chicago: A City of Big Data exhibit, full of interactive exhibits that allow users to see how they contribute to the massive amounts of information generated every

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Microsoft Expands Its Data Center Operations In Wyoming
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Microsoft announced last week that it would be expanding its data center operations in Wyoming. The tech giant will invest another $274 million in the data center, bringing the total investment in the area to almost $500 million. “Microsoft is excited to expand its datacenter operations in Cheyenne. This will ensure

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Microsoft Invests In New Data Center
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State and local officials in Iowa announced on Friday that Microsoft will begin constructing a new data center in Iowa. This will be Microsoft’s second data center in the region, bringing its total investment to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date. “Records are made to be

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Making Big Data Accessible: Microsoft'S Vision
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Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, spoke at the company’s “Insights Await” event in San Francisco to talk about bringing big data tools to people who are not data scientists. “We want to take an architectural approach that brings together Excel on one end and SQL Server and Hadoop on

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Ties Improve City'S Connections
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A novel service from Swan Island Networks crunches through and filters, then combines and aggregates information from a broad variety of big data sources to produce targeted alerts for cities.  First rolled out in 2004, the technology is currently in use by over 250 commercial customers to connect different agencies and

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