AWS was in the premier position having had a head start of more than 4 years
in the cloud related business. The lowering of prices by Microsoft; a new
CEO; an emphasized bet on the cloud have all contributed to Microsoft Azure's
adoption by the enterprises. One of the reasons for this being the better
tooling; the variety of applications and services; and not-for-Windows only
shift have all contributed.
Microsoft brought in a lot of enhancements that should prove this advantage
Microsoft has gained further. The storage options with SSDs and the rapid,
multifaceted updates to its Azure cloud computing platform are all very
attractive for enterprises.
One of the reasons that Microsoft can challenge AWS is in the attractive
storage options.Azure Premium Storage Disks is in public preview since
With Azure P... (more)
SAP Executive Bernd Leukert's take on IoT
SAP's Bernd provides an overview of the myriad of IoT's that will be arriving
at our door steps in the coming months and years. Some of them have already
made their precense felt and more of them on the threshold.
As far as busines value is concerned it appears to be a deluge. It is
anticipated that billions of devices will be interconnected and our private
lives are forever compromised.
From the list of IoT collected in this article there is but one conclusion,
it is not just IoT by IOET (internet of every thing).
Here is a compiled list t... (more)
Real-time Analysis of IoT on Microsoft Azure with Stream Analytics
Simply put, it is about collection of data from various devices (different
types, different protocols, different complexity, etc) in real-time and
aggregating and processing this incoming stream of data to provide useful
information. This can enormously improve efficency and make the business
stand out. Presently businesses may be implementing custom solutions for
addressing such data handling and analysing scenarios.
This is going to get more streamlined, easy and cost-effective using the
recently introduced Azure ... (more)
So You Want to Use JSON with the 'Internet of Things'
Object Notation. JSON packs lot more power into just information in a piece
JSON has become a nice connector to bridge the physical (IoT) and the Digital
worlds (Web Services).
Get this still in development plug-in (pURL) if you want to read URLs in JSON
format to send out a listenable event. This is just the beginning to create
automatons based on URL content, be it web services or something else.
Tableau Software for Rapid Fire BI
I visited the Tableau Software booth at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2014 and I was
quite impressed with the Tableau products (and the various data sources that
can be used): Tableau for Desktop; Tableau Server; and Tableau on line which
provides Business Intelligence in the cloud.
I just wanted to take a look at their Tableau on line and visited their trial
The first step is you need to register to get in. After registering you can
request for a trial use of the Tableau Desktop software. Following th... (more)