"GE led the way in edge services, but was weaker initially in the cloud analysis category", Blanchard said. Instead, the processing gets pushed to the edge.
Putting RDS on notice With the addition of Postgres and MySQL to the platform, Microsoft will have a credible competitor to Amazon's Relational Database Services (RDS), which now supports Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB (a fork of MySQL), Oracle and SQL Server.
However, Azure IoT Edge fills a final gap in the company's real-time analytics capabilities. The database scales to span multiple regions, with Microsoft offering service level agreements (SLAs) for uptime, performance, latency, and consistency.
One artificial intelligence service uses the company's ability to automatically translate languages to add subtitles to PowerPoint presentations, while another lets customers index video to identify a particular speaker by sight or tag when a word or phrase is uttered, company executives said. And two of Microsoft's most engaging personalities will also speak: Joe Belfiore, who heads up the PC, tablet, and phone efforts; and Alex Kipman, who first dazzled the world with the unveiling of the HoloLens mixed-reality headset.
"Now, we're in the unique position of being able to use those decades of research breakthroughs", Shum said. The company's announcement means that customers will no longer have to spin up VMs to run and operate the likes of PostgreSQL. They will also offer high availability and encryption, counterparts to similar facilities on Azure SQL DB.
Each vendor's next-generation database has its pros and cons, and Cloud Spanner is considered ahead of the curve by some in terms of consistency, especially since it follows the de facto standard with a relational database model.
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They handily controlled the entire game, outscoring the Celtics 39-17 in the first quarter and never trailing on the scoreboard. Boston shot just 31-percent in the third quarter and Isaiah Thomas was held to just two points and five costly turnovers.
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The company might also have some new A.I tech to show off at the conference, which is always very fascinating. Screenshots of Home Hub leaked just yesterday , and it's going to change the way we use family PCs.
At the same time, it's trying to grab business from older competitors such as Oracle, even as the database giant makes its own foray into the cloud. It also offers a near-zero downtime migration for both Microsoft SQL Server and other third-party databases like Oracle and SAP, the Fortune reported.
SEATTLE-In its continued efforts to make Azure a platform that appeals to the widest range of developers possible, Microsoft announced a range of new features at Build, its annual developer conference. Which is to say it gives you a bunch of hosting, platform as a service, and software as a service type stuff that is mostly used by businesses.
Microsoft announced the general availability of container support for Windows Server containers in Azure Service Fabric and previewed Service Fabric support for Docker Compose for deploying containerized apps. And, among a host of other innovations, the company announced the new Azure Cloud Shell, which provides a browser-based shell experience hosted in Azure. That industry has been plagued by the issue of improving infrastructure in areas where there is little or no connectivity.
The traditional paradigm of cloud computing, Nadella points out, has been data getting shuttled from wherever it's created - be that a factory floor, your vehicle or home, or a hospital or farm - up into a centralized server somewhere. "The cloud has been hard to adapt in those situations".
"The platform shift is all about data".