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Big Data

Useful Blogs, Articles and Announcements from Microsoft Sites:


Articles from External Agencies


Videos/How to

Pillars of Microsoft Big Data

  • Any Data, Any Size, Anywhere - Microsoft Big Data offers an integrated platform for managing data of any shape or any size, whether it’s structured data in relational databases, unstructured data with Hadoop, or streaming data with Stream Insight.
  • Immerse Insights, Wherever You Are - Microsoft Big Data empowers end users to gain insights from any data, whether structured or unstructured, with the familiar tools they use every day. Developers can build Big Data applications with tools for simplified Hadoop programming.
  • Connecting with the World’s Data - Microsoft offers unparalleled opportunities for discovery and enrichment by enabling end users to connect to the world’s data and services.

Big Data in various Sectors

Case Studies

  • Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit: Digital Crimes Unit Uses Microsoft Data Analytics Stack to Catch Cybercriminals (19 March 2015)
  • Rockwell Automation: Industrial Automation: Firm Cuts Costs Up To 90 Percent With Big Data Solutions (18 March 2015)
  • Delphi Automotive: Delphi Turns Every Car Into A Connected Car With Affordable, Cloud-Based Telematics (18 March 2015)
  • eSmart Systems: Making cloud technologies the brain of the modern smart grid
  • Pearson: Pearson Uses Cloud Platform to Bring Digital Textbooks to Life and To Analyze How Kids Learn (06 March 2015)
  • JLL: Prime Property and Data Discovery with Cloud-Based Search and Analytics (05 March 2015)
  • Ziosk: What Game Will You Want To Go With That Burger? Ziosk May Already Know. (19 February 2015)
  • Tangerine: A Growing Bank's Fruitful New Approach to Data Helps It Lead in Online Banking (15 January 2015)
  • Blackball: Taiwanese Tea and Dessert Restaurant Chain Gains Big Data Insight with Hybrid Cloud Solution (28 December 2014)
  • JustGiving: Helps Users and Organizations Raise Money for Charities (16 December 2014); Video Link
  • Linkury: Real-time Stream Processing To Help Customers Make Money from Web Traffic (10 December 2014)
  • iTrend: Data Services Company Gains Actionable Insights into Social Media with Hybrid Cloud (09 December 2014)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Strengthening Data Security and Creating More Time for Patient Care (04 December 2014)
  • Fusionex: Building Management Firm Uses Big Data to Cut Energy Consumption by 20 Percent
  • Virginia Tech: University Transforms Life Sciences Research with Big Data Solution in the Cloud (21 August 2014); Video link
  • Chr. Hansen: Danish Research-Based Firm Unlocks Data from Multiple Sources with Hybrid Cloud (21 August 2014)
  • Mediatonic: Games Studio Uses the Cloud for Big Data Insight to Improve Player Retention (01 August 2014)
  • McKesson: Leading Healthcare Company Offers Healthcare Analytics on the Microsoft Cloud Platform (11 July 2014)
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital: Big Data Solution Transforms Healthcare with Faster Access to Information (09 July 2014)
  • Ascribe: Big Data Solution Transforms Healthcare with Faster Access to Information (09 July 2014)
  • Carnegie Mellon: University Improves Operational Efficiency, Cuts Energy Consumption by 30 Percent with BI Solution (08 July 2014)
  • City of Barcelona: Realizes Vision of Innovative City Governance with Cloud, Devices, and Apps (02 July 2014); Video link
  • Lucid Interactive: Retail Software Provider Boosts Revenues 25 Percent, Grows Business with Move to Cloud (16 June 2014)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Leading Boston Hospital Cuts Query Time by 75 Percent and Improves Access to Big Data (15 April 2014)
  • 343 Industries: Halo 4 Team Uses Agile, Cloud-Based Big Data Solution to Quickly Deliver BI Insight (28 Feb 2013) 
  • Ferranti Computer Systems Dives into Big Data (13 Apr 2012)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Big Data Drives Gaming Industry CRM (Case study on Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas) (Apr 2012)
  • Klout: Data Services Firm Uses Microsoft BI and Hadoop to Boost Insight into Big Data (6 Mar 2012)


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