Microsoft Launches Azure Databricks Analytics Service

After announcing Azure Databricks in November 2017 in a New York City, finally, in March 22nd, Microsoft made the cloud service official. The Azure Databricks main aim is to analyze large-scale data and also to use in artificial intelligence projects. For the developers and the data scientist, it is a much more streamlined technique. It is integrated with the Azure SQL Data Warehouse and also with Cosmis DB.

In collaboration with Data Bricks, the service was built in and the company founded by the team. Rohan Kumar, the corporate vice president of Azure Data at Microsoft and Ali Ghodsi, the CEO of Databricks are the main masterminds here. In the year Databricks claimed that they are the first company which enables end to end and enterprise-grade security on the Apache Sparks.

Microsoft also announced that there is integration between Azure Event hubs and the Apache Spark. Azure Event hubs are mainly an event streaming and telemetry data-ingestion. Microsoft also launched Azure Database for MySQL and the Azure Database for the cloud delivering offerings. The general availability milestone denotes that the services are bringing the versions of MySQL and the PostgreSQL also. The principal group program manager of Azure Data at Microsoft, Tobias Ternstorm said that this will ensure security in the industry. It will also add elastic scaling for the performance and also will add compliance to Azure. His team is also working on a project to release the Azure branded MariaDB database in the coming months. So the market will get another surprise from his team.

For the administrators who are keeping a close look at the Azure services will get an updated alert on the platform notifications. It will be a much more streamlined process and it will deliver the alerts more quickly than ever before.  For any last minute metrics, monitoring and issuing alerts within five minutes can be done more easily now.  The next generation of the Azure alerts can also let the administrators set up rules and also to include the multi-dimensional metrics. This will add more precision in alerting the administrators. These features are coming into the picture for the first time. On March 23rd, Microsoft kicked off the Azure DNS Private zones also.

It also announced that the general availability of the Azure Event hubs will change the process. Microsoft also warned its users that the Access Control will be dysfunction from Nov 7th onwards.

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