The second day of Microsoft’s TechEd is all about Big Data, with the announcement of three new Azure services.
Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of machine learning said:
“Today, I am excited to announce three new services: Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory and Azure Event Hubs. These services continue to make Azure the best cloud platform for our customers to build big data solutions.”
Stream Analytics is a processing engine, which helps reveal real time insight from devices, infrastructure, applications and data and Azure Event Hubs is a service for swiftly collecting data form millions of ‘things’.
Aerocrine, a medical products company is already using stream analytics and Event Hubs in their development of devices that include the ability to collect telematics data from clinics.
Azure Data Factory orchestrates and manages a diverse range of data to gather information and produce reports.
Milliman is an actuarial and consulting firm taking advantage of Azure Data Factory to organise and report over large and disorganised data sets. Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation and information firm, is demonstrating IoT capabilities by offering remote monitoring services that collect data from sensors which is then securely sent to Microsoft Azure using Data factory.
“Azure Stream Analytics and Azure Data Factory are available in preview and Azure Event Hubs is now generally available,” continued Sirosh. “These new capabilities help customers process data from devices and sensors within the Internet of Things (IoT), and manage and orchestrate data across diverse sources.”