Tag Archives: Data Lake

Data Stream Analytics

Back in November 2015, both Amazon and Microsoft announced within a few days of each other that they would be opening cloud data centers in the UK. On September 7, 2016, Microsoft claimed victory as the first to open, offering complete cloud services with data residency in the UK. The Amazon data center isn’t expected […]

Data Lake Store

Before I get into the topic at hand, I’d like to bring you up to date on some Microsoft news you may not have heard. For years now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been the gold standard for the Internet as a Service (IaaS) industry. In fact, most experts have declared them the dominant winner […]

Data Lakes: What are they, and what are they used for

“Data Lakes” is a term that was coined in the last decade. This form of storage grew with the advent of Big Data. The name, and the analogy were both coined by James Dixon, CTO for Pentaho. The idea behind a Data Lake is to have a place to store massive amounts of raw data […]

Overview of Azure Analytics offerings

In June, Microsoft announced that it would pay $26.2 billion to purchase LinkedIn. They paid a 50% premium over LinkedIn’s share price – a price that had been plummeting due to their substantial losses. This was the third largest corporate acquisition in history. Analysts have been scratching their heads trying to justify this purchase. Despite […]