Microsoft Azure cloud service status website at 5pm BST on Friday, September 26th showed that while the core Azure platform components were working properly, there was “partial performance degradation” on Azure’s HDInsight service for customers in West Europe.
The status website warned that customers may experience intermittent failures when attempting to provision new HDInsight clusters in West Europe.
HDInsight is a Hadoop distribution powered by the cloud. It allows IT to process unstructured or semi-structured data from web clickstreams, social media, server logs, devices and sensors to analyse data for business insights.
Microsoft has assured cloud users that the engineers have identified the root cause of the performance degradation issue and are working out the mitigation steps.
The company has vowed to provide updates every two hours or as events update. I sense a long wait before the weekend beckons for European enterprises’ Azure users.
Doesn’t the NHS use Microsoft Azure HDInsight? Oh yes, it does!