Microsoft Azure Blog

Cray Supercomputers are coming to Azure

October 23, 2017

I’m thrilled to share our new partnership with Cray that will provide our customer unprecedented access to supercomputing capabilities in Azure to solve their toughest challenges in climate modeling, precision medicine, energy, manufacturing, and other scientific research.

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Team
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Fv2 VMs are now available, the fastest VMs on Azure

Monday, October 23, 2017

Today, I’m excited to announce the general availability of our new Fv2 VM family. Azure now offers the fastest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, code-named Skylake, in the public cloud. In Azure, we have seen growing demand for massive large-scale computation by customers doing financial modeling, scientific analysis, genomics, geothermal visualization, and deep learning.

Director of Compute, Azure

Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure Available Now

Monday, October 16, 2017

Today, we are pleased to introduce a new cloud service map to help you quickly compare the cloud capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or simply migrating to Azure, you will be able to use this service map to quickly orient yourself with the services required for a successful migration.

Technical Product Manager

Scale up your deep learning with Batch AI preview

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Imagine reducing your training time for an epoch from 30 minutes to 30 seconds, and testing many different hyper-parameter weights at the same time. Available now in public preview, Batch AI is a new service that helps you train and test deep learning and other AI or machine learning models with the same scale and flexibility used by Microsoft’s data scientists.

Principal Program Manager, Azure Big Compute Team

Qubole customers now gain insights from Azure Data Lake

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Azure Data Lake provides one of the easiest ways to build an enterprise data lake. With Qubole’s latest release of Qubole Data Service (QDS), their customers can now land data of any size, structured or unstructured, in the data lake for analytics.

Principal Program Manager