Microsoft Releases New Android App For Azure Customers

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella

The service lets users train deep neural networks on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.

Nadella also told developers that some 500 million devices now run on Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system, creating a huge audience for their software creations.

Cosmos wasn't the only piece of database news at the company's Build conference on Wednesday.

Microsoft executives used demonstrations to depict a near future in which artificial intelligence hosted online works with internet linked devices such as construction site cameras to alert workers of dangers, available tools, or unauthorized activities. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group, described it as "the first globally distributed, multi-model database service delivering turnkey global horizontal scale out with guaranteed uptime and millisecond latency at the 99th percentile". Azure Database Migration Service, now in limited preview, automates the assessment, schema conversions and data transfer of on-premises databases to Azure. At that time, the company refers to the Azure DocumentDB as the next big leap in the evolution of DocumentDB, the TechCrunch reported. The transition has officially started on May 10 with no additional charge for existing Azure DocumentDB customers. For database starters, SQL (which stands for structured query language) is the standard way to interact with relational or other SQL databases.

From the data side, Microsoft announced a new Azure data migration service, which streamlines moving data systems to Azure, including Oracle and SQL Server. It is a competitor to Amazon Web Services. Microsoft's collection of AI services for customers now numbers 29. Customers are most willing to consider new technology vendors when they shift from running their own computing to renting cloud services, he said.

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He said he's found maturity to step back and not force plays that he might not have had earlier in his career. In game one they fell behind 16-0 and trailed by as much as 17 before rallying with a strong third quarter.

The company is also offering a preview of a database-migration service that takes data from on-premises SQL Server and Oracle databases and migrates it to Azure SQL Database.

Oracle has long held the top position in the database market and Microsoft has long looked on with envious eyes. Users can continue to build applications using popular OSS APIs and get all the benefits of a battle-tested and fully managed, globally distributed database service. "The advanced features and the scaling requirements of the DocuSign platform help to bolster Azure's enterprise-proven scale, availability, security and performance even further for our mutual customers".

Meanwhile, Microsoft has chose to use one of this year's biggest tech events to remind developers about the edge computing. The Microsoft services that can run on these devices include Azure Machine Learning, Stream Analytics (which came to Edge devices earlier this year), Azure Functions, Microsoft's AI services and the Azure IoT Hub.

DevOps technology such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), which merges development with testing and other parts of the application lifecycle, is among the most common uses for containers and is why Microsoft's container approach is playing a "massive role" in the company's developer strategy, Nadella said.

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