Microsoft Corporation Brings New Tools, Azure Data Warehouse and Data Lake

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Microsoft Corporation brought in on its ongoing Build 2015, lots of goodies – new tools for all types of developers, as well as Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Data Lake. It aims to motivate developers to go on creating smarter apps that leverage massive data. Through Microsoft Azure, all types of developers can use unimaginable data insights, productivity and flexibility in building apps for the world.

With a way to entice developers to create apps for Windows 10, Microsoft announces new tools so it will be easier for developers to recycle their codes which they already created for desktop and mobile apps, to the upcoming OS. Terry Myerson, Windows chief, said that developers can bring the code they have written for web apps, Wind 32 and .Net desktop apps, Android and iOS to Windows 10 and take further advantage of the latter’s capabilities.

The company’s Windows Phone 7 and 8 in 2010 and 2012, respectively, trailed behind Android and iOS in shipments as they have fewer apps, which perhaps is a turn off for consumers. Providing tools to developers to easily move existing apps to their new platform could increase applications for Windows users.

Furthermore, Microsoft Corporation takes data analytics to new efficiency and scale levels with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which brings industry’s first data warehouse with enterprise-grade, supporting petabytes of data. Computation is separate from storage and Azure SQL applies pay-per-use cloud economics to data warehousing, a 75 percent savings over other offerings of cloud data warehouse.

Another new service is the Azure Data Lake, a data repository that is almost infinite, as it supports petabyte-size files of all types. Azure Data Lake is integrated with huge data services from Microsoft, machine learning, as well as partners like Hortonworks and Cloudera to provide developers, ways to save and process exabytes of data and deliver insights to power intelligent apps.

The flexible, cost-effective cloud computing has advanced rapidly with higher-level services that brings in a new age of “intelligence,” instead of just about data storage. The developer and user community are fueling the transformation. Thus, aside from Microsoft Corporation bringing in new developer tools, it also offers Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Data Lake.

Microsoft Corporation wants companies to have access to their full data, regardless of where it is saved, in what format and how big. It believes that making decisions out of incomplete data can cost companies billions. Hence, it introduces new services to help developers build more intelligent apps so that full data comes handy in businesses for intelligent decisions to be made.

Azure likewise applies flexibility in tools and runtimes. It supports a broad array of languages, operating systems, public cloud services – from Windows, .NET, SQL to Ruby, Java, Linux, Python, Node.js and more. Microsoft Corporation released on Build 2015 .NET Core runtimes for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, plus a Docker support demo for Windows and Linux servers. It further announced Visual Studio Code, a lightweight, free and code-focused editor running on OSX, Windows and Linux.

Redmond offers the first-of-its-kind in the huge data space allows developers to manage thousands of separate databases per client, as a sole scalable service that utilizes the benefits of economics, cloud scale and automation. Microsoft Corporation brings in new cross-platform tools, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Data Lake data services and runtimes. The Windows software maker reinforces its commitment to be every developer’s platform, and have Azure the best backend for apps.

By Judith Aparri

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