Microsoft has unleashed Azure Intelligent Systems Service (AISS) targeted at
the Internet of Things. This service can get to the insides of your
refrigerators, garage door openers etc via web connected sensors that are
part of the internet of things. This enables all levels of technical skill to
leverage intelligence from these devices.
Right now it is in preview. Analytics Platform System (APS) also new is an
appliance fancied as 'Big Data in a Box', With this you can query SQL Server
or Hadoop data. It has wide spread range of data access, transactional
systems, website logs, social media info, etc.
Watch this video to see how AISS is being used in London Underground Rail
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Microsoft has announced Azure service from Brazil through its Azure South
region located in Sao Paulo. It is now available for public preview. With
Locally Redundant Storage data can remain in Brazil.
Nature of Locally redundant replication:
With locally redundant replication, storage account data is replicated three
times within the same data center. Locally redundant replication is offered
at discounted rates.
Note that changing from Locally redundant replication to geo-replication will
incur additional costs.
More on Locally Redundant Replication here.
Looking at Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 Developer preview you can really
appreciate how fast Microsoft has bridged the gap that separated Windows
Phone from its competitors.
Apple had its Siri (Voice based instant help) and Google its Google Now
(Right information at just the right time). Now Microsoft has combined all
these features in one, CORTANA, the vocie operated digital intelligence with
a human voice behind it.
This catch up with the major players is sure to improve Microsoft's Mobile
presence and guarantees a solid position.
Many other features are making an impact, tiles ... (more)
Red Hat steps into Microsoft's turf offering a PaaS consisting of
Microsoft.NET and SQL Server. This service is going to be offered (not ready
yet) on Red Hat's OpenShift platform with UHURU software providing the code
support. Open source UHURU was started by former MSFT Employees.
When it starts working, Red Hat Open Shift will use Microsoft.NET and SQL
server 'cartridges' on windows Server by itself or as a virtual server. In
effect you can have a Microsoft.NET Cartridge to pair with third part
database 'cartridge' allowing a great deal of flexibility. Of cours... (more)
The long and short of marketing is that traditional marketing (in-person) is
too expensive to be effective. Oracle takes marekting to the clouds. The
influencers to call upon in in-person marketing has grown to include health
care providers, payors and those who influence prescriptions and to provide a
personalized communication to each of these is challenging.
Oracle has announced Oracel Eloqua for Life Sciences to day. Details of
Oracle Eloqua can be found here:
The data sheet of Oracle Eloqua for Life Sciences can be foun... (more)