Announcing new open source advancements for the enterprise cloud at Red Hat Summit

Self-driving autonomous cars. Sensor-monitored manufacturing equipment. Smart cities that predict and prevent flooding. The digital transformation is underway, and it’s powered by the cloud. But there’s another underlying driving force behind this transformation: open source technologies. According to Forrester Research, more than 40 percent of IT decision makers consider open source a “critical priority” for the upcoming year, citing agility and flexibility as required assets in a rapidly changing cloud … Read more »

SQL Server 2016: The database for mission-critical intelligence

The world around us, every business and nearly every industry, is being transformed by technology. This disruption is driven, in part, by the intersection of three trends: a massive explosion of data, intelligence from machine learning and advanced analytics, and the economics and agility of cloud computing. While databases power nearly every aspect of business today, they were not originally designed with this disruption in mind. Traditional databases were about … Read more »

Microsoft acquires Metanautix to help customers connect data for business insights

Today I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Metanautix, an innovative company that is helping solve one of the biggest challenges in the world of data analytics: How can a company bring all of its data together for analytics to gain powerful insights, discover new opportunities and drive growth through intelligent automation? Companies continue to generate enormous volumes of information and aspire to be more data-driven in their strategies … Read more »

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis

Update: April 6, 2015: Microsoft has closed the acquisition of Revolution Analytics. For more details, please read the blog post by Joseph Sirosh here. I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this acquisition … Read more »

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning combines power of comprehensive machine learning with benefits of cloud

Maybe you haven’t noticed it, but machine learning – a way of applying historical data to a problem by creating a model and using it to successfully predict future behavior or trends – is touching more and more lives every day. For example, search engines, online product recommendations, credit card fraud prevention systems, GPS traffic directions and mobile phone personal assistants like Cortana all use the power of machine learning. But … Read more »