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When every drop counts: Schneider Electric transforms agriculture with the Internet of Things for sustainable farming – Transform

In the grassy Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, Craig Blackburn raises cattle and sheep in a line of work with a long tradition, in which he keeps a close eye on crops, land, weather and water. But Blackburn blends modern technology with his agricultural roots to manage the 990-acre Blackhills farm, a complex, bustling operation with 2,100 cattle and 800 sheep. The farm runs on irrigated water from the scen ...

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Stop overdoing it when cleaning your big data – TechRepublic

Stop overdoing it when cleaning your big dataEnough is enough--your big data might actually be getting too clean. Find out why it can be useful to keep bad, garbage data.When you got a job as a data scientist, I bet you didn't imagine you'd spend so much time cleaning up bad data. Don't feel badly—none of us did.When data science rolled on the scene, many of us who were already in the data warehousing and b ...

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How FICO scores big with cloud-based collaboration and data solutions – Microsoft Enterprise

Data rules everything around us. From traffic lights to medical records, those ones and zeros quickly dictate everything from the ads we see to the music we hear. As more and more organizations adopt big data strategies, we as consumers see exciting new innovations and solutions that leverage these possibilities. Smart phones, driver-less cars—this wave of data analytics brings the future to life in excitin ...

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BMW’s vision for connected cars includes Cortana in your dash | Windows Central

BMW is at CES showing off a range of tech it envisions as part of a connected car experience. While the entire vision is a neat look into where BMW expects the near-future of connected, automated cars to go, one particular inclusion will stick out to Microsoft fans: Cortana. AS shown off as part of CES 2017 demo, BMW sees Cortana living in the car's dash to offer the same voice-activated assistance with whi ...

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Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight now generally available | Blog | Microsoft Azure

Today, we are pleased to announce that Apache Spark v1.6.1 for Azure HDInsight is generally available. Since we announced the public preview, Spark for HDInsight has gained rapid adoption and is now 50% of all new HDInsight clusters deployed. With GA, we are revealing improvements we’ve made to the service to make Spark hardened for the enterprise and easy for your users. This includes improvements to the a ...

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Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open sourceApache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company today launched a number of Spark-based services out of preview and announced that the on-premises version of R Server for Hadoop (which uses the increasingly popular open source R language for big data analytics an ...

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Microsoft acquires Solair to help customers harness the power of the Internet of Things – The Official Microsoft Blog

Today, I’m pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Solair, an Italian company that has been delivering innovative Internet of Things (IoT) services to customers across a number of industries, including manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation. Solair shares our ambition for helping customers harness their untapped data and create new intelligence with IoT, and this acquisition s ...

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Introducing Azure Cool Blob Storage | Blog | Microsoft Azure

Data in the cloud is growing at an exponential pace, and we have been working on ways to help you manage the cost of storing this data. An important aspect of managing storage costs is tiering your data based on attributes like frequency of access, retention period, etc. A common tier of customer data is cool data which is infrequently accessed but requires similar latency and performance to hot data. Today ...

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Inside Google’s Cloud Platform – A report by Deutsche Bank

This report has an in-depth investigation by Deutsche Bank about the Google Cloud Platform and how it compares against established competitors like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Third Eye participated in the due diligence process and is mentioned in the report. Deutsche Bank states: We estimate GCP is at a $400m revenue run-rate, likely growing faster than AWS/Azure but off a much smaller base (AWS may be ...

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Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users | TechCrunch

Altiscale, a company that has always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next level today with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service aimed at making Hadoop accessible to business users.Altiscale Insight Cloud provides services for data ingestion, processing, analysis and visualization. That includes the ability to create interactive SQL queries ...

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