The massive scale, power, elasticity and low cost of storage makes the cloud the best place to deploy Hadoop – one of the reasons Microsoft has invested heavily in its cloud-based Hadoop solution Azure HDInsight. It combines the best of open source with the flexibility of cloud deployment.
Over on the Bing Dev Center Team blog, Bing Maps technology specialist Ricky Brundritt walks developers through the steps needed to create a customer-ranked auto suggest service with their maps by using Bing Maps and Azure Mobile Services.
Amongst the big announcements coming out of San Francisco Thursday is that the Azure Active Directory (AD) Premium identity and access management service will be available in April. Azure AD provides a rich standards-based platform that enables developers to deliver authentication and access control to their applications, based on centralized policy and rules.