Microsoft streamlines big data analytics with new Azure services

Microsoft streamlines big data analytics with new Azure services

Microsoft today revealed a range of tools for developers, designed to simplify the process of extracting useful insights from big data.

The new database offerings and services in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform were unveiled today at Microsoft’s Connect(); 2017 conference.

The major new announcement was the availability of Azure Data bricks, which is designed to simplify big data analytics.

Azure Data bricks is a service designed to provide one-click setup of analytics jobs on top of Apache Spark, the framework for analyzing large volumes of data distributed across compute clusters. The service, now available in preview, promises to streamline workflows when carrying out Spark analytics, and offers a workspace for interacting with jobs. The service is built upon the Data bricks platform, which lets users run Spark workloads with less human intervention.

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