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Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Worldwide, 2019.Create more value for your customers with highly available, secure, and scalable cloud infrastructure from Azure. Azure IaaS offers unique hybrid deployment models, industry-leading compliance and security, cost management tools, and support for open source technologies. Gartner’s extensive evaluation of IaaS providers covers strengths, cautions, and the profiles of cloud vendors. Download the full Gartner report to learn more. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, Dennis Smith, Lydia Leong, Raj Bala, July 18, 2019. 

Four Steps to Improve Data and Analytics Capabilities When Business Intelligence Maturity is Low

According to Gartner, “Data and analytics leaders can evolve their organizations’ capabilities for greater business impact by taking simple steps in the areas of strategy, people, governance and technology.” In Four Steps to Improve Data and Analytics Capabilities When Business Intelligence Maturity Is Low, Gartner recommends that you:Develop holistic data and analytics strategies with clear vision by proactively engaging with business stakeholders to define project roadmaps, business outcomes and performance metrics (“strategy”).Foster and enhance analytics capabilities by creating a flexible working model, using analytics resources across the enterprise, and implementing ongoing analytics training (“people”).  See the recommendations for governance and technology, and access the in-depth analysis, by reading the full report. 

Microsoft Azure database services

An overview guide of Azure fully managed database services to help developers build more responsive and innovative apps 

Make Room For The Autonomous Edge In Your IoT Strategy

“The edge” is important in IoT deployments, but there are numerous contradictory explanations for what it is and why it demands your attention. This report steps back from discussing the specific technologies and products of IoT to help infrastructure and operations professionals understand how four key edge usage patterns should fit within their IoT strategy.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, 2019, based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Download the full report to explore Gartner’s extensive evaluation of disaster recovery as a service providers, which covers strengths, cautions, and recommended uses of vendors. Help your business to keep doing business—even during unexpected IT outages—by deploying replication, failover, and recovery processes through Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. Site Recovery is a built-in disaster recovery as a service that offers dependability, cost effectiveness, and ease of deployment to help you keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Worldwide, 6/2/2019, Mark Jaggers, Ron Blair, Lisa Pierce

The Forrester Wave ™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019

The 15 providers that matter most and how they stack up Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB is named a Leader among NoSQL providers in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019: get the free report to see why. Learn how NoSQL is disrupting the database marketplace—in a good way. Read the free Forrester report to: Understand how to use NoSQL databases to improve performance and scale and to lower database costs.  Get a robust analysis of the top providers and find guidance to select the right NoSQL data platform for your needs.  Learn why Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB received the highest scores in the Strategy and Roadmap criteria and among the highest scores in the Ability to Execute, Install Base, Market Awareness, Partnerships, Reach, Professional Services and Technical Support criteria. “Microsoft starts to get strong traction with Azure Cosmos DB…Customer references like its resilience, low maintenance, cost effectiveness, high scalability, multimodel support, and faster time-to-value. They use Cosmos DB for operational apps, real-time analytics, streaming analytics, and internet-of-things (IoT) analytics.” The Forrester Wave ™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019

The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure for SAP—a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting

Learn about real-life financial impacts and business benefits companies experienced by moving SAP workloads to the cloud with Microsoft Azure. This Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Microsoft provides a detailed analysis of return on investment and other outcomes experienced by actual customers migrating their SAP estates to Azure. Four customers were interviewed about their experience hosting their SAP solutions on Azure. In addition to a projected return on investment of 102 percent over three years, the analysis shows that a representative organization based on the interviewed customers also experienced:A payback on their Azure investment in just 9 months.Reduced time to market for SAP releases worth USD 3.3 million.$7.2 million realized in legacy infrastructure cost savings. Download the study now to learn about the potential financial impact running your SAP workloads on Azure can bring to your organization. 

Cloud Data Warehouse Performance Testing

See how SQL Data Warehouse outperforms other cloud providers in complex and demanding queries that enterprises depend on to run critical business functions based on the industry-standard TPC-DS benchmark.  

Data Warehouse in the Cloud Benchmark

See how SQL Data Warehouse outperforms other cloud providers as a scalable, highly performant, analytical cloud solution at an unmatched performance and value based on the industry-standard TPC-H benchmark. 


IDC report on Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup ROI