Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle

13 May, 2017, 10:37 | Author: Randy Kelley
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Microsoft now has a new app for Android out, called Azure, and this is an app that will go with the cloud computing program that is known as Azure.

AI HEAD. Pictured is Harry Shum, the executive vice president of Microsoft for AI and research, speaking at Microsoft Build 2017 on May 10, 2017.

"MySQL and PostgreSQL databases are popular choices amongst open source developers to build and deploy applications be it - Web, mobile, content management system (CMS), customer relationship management (CRM), business, or analytical applications", Microsoft data exec Rohan Kumar said in a blog post.

With the introduction of its Cortana Skills Kit, Microsoft is making it possible for outside developers to bring their services to Windows 10 as well as the company's Skype for Business video conferencing app and Bing search engine.

Azure Cosmos DB: A new service aimed at global enterprises, this one is touted as a globally distributed, multi-model database service that boasts 99 percent uptime with a handful of consistency options.

The Microsoft Build annual developer conference kicked off with a shift in the company from cloud and mobile to serverless computing and edge computing. To create these five consistency levels, and build numerous capabilities within Azure Cosmos DB, Microsoft integrated distributed systems and database research with world-class engineering rigor. At that time, the company refers to the Azure DocumentDB as the next big leap in the evolution of DocumentDB, the TechCrunch reported.

One of the more significant additional capabilities added into the Azure mix is the Azure Cloud Shell for the Azure Portal, the dashboard for managing applications running on Azure.

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Azure SQL Database is getting general availability of Threat Detection, a preview of Microsoft Graph support, and a new Managed Instance private preview. Not all of these were Oracle customers. Guthrie said they will "ensure developers can use their favorite database with Azure", and are "built-in at no extra cost or configuration".

For those lost on the type of cloud computing tasks that Azure handles: Microsoft Azure is not your typical cloud computing service that allows you to directly upload your selfies and work on documents.

A major part of this will be involve using more data collected and collated from businesses and users, with their permission, in Microsoft Graph, an data tool and application programming interface (API) that allows native and third-party applications to make queries against data across integrated Office 365 applications, cloud services. and devices.

Azure Service Fabric: Support for Windows Server containers in Azure Service Fabric with the 5.6 runtime and 2.6 SDK is now generally available. For a more detailed information about pricing and availability, check out the Azure official website.

Some seven years in the making, the game-changing data solution was based on "foundational work" conducted by Microsoft Researcher Leslie Lamport, a victor of the prestigious Turing Award, Guthrie said. The conference, which is being held in Seattle, is scheduled to run through tomorrow.

Devices like smart surveillance cameras, smartphones, or factory floor machines were referred to as "edge computing", with the coordination of cloud power and intelligent edge devices improving productivity and safety on the ground.

Microsoft hinted that there will be more discussion of devices and consumer-facing announcements during tomorrow's keynote.

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