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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.

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

Benchmark Your Enterprise Cloud Adoption—a Forrester Research report

Transitioning to cloud computing has become a strategic requirement for companies to maintain their competitive edge. Read this report by Forrester Research to learn how your company’s cloud adoption priorities, concerns, and strategies compare to the broader market. Download now to find out:If your company is leading or lagging in cloud adoption compared to other enterprises.How companies are addressing their security and compliance requirements.How to start planning your cloud migration.Trends in cloud computing platforms, including hybrid, multi-cloud, public, and private cloud environments. 

Gartner names Microsoft a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA)

Gartner has, once again, recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (DMSA) for 2019. “Gartner defines DMSA as a complete software system that supports and manages data in one or more file management systems (usually databases). DMSAs include specific optimizations to support analytical processing. The breadth and scope of associated roles and skills is also expanding as organizations engage with new use cases. These use cases include supporting ongoing traditional, operational, logical, and context-independent data warehousing." At Microsoft, we've championed a data platform evolution to make big data processing and analytics simpler and more accessible, helping you transform data into intelligent action. We do this through SQL Server 2017 and key Azure services such as Azure SQL Data Warehouse (a fully managed, Massively Parallel Processing, or MPP, cloud data warehouse) and Azure Databricks (an Apache Spark-based analytics platform). Start exploring our comprehensive portfolio of solutions for data warehousing, big data, and advanced analytics solutions.

The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery and Release Automation, Q4 2018

To enhance software velocity and quality, organizations are turning to continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers. Forrester analysts expect CDRA offerings will transform and consolidate over the next year. Organizations must follow the market or miss opportunities to create distinguished customer experiences and meet intensifying business needs. Read this Forrester Wave™ report for insight into the maturing CDRA market and see why Azure DevOps ranks as a leader among 15 significant providers. You’ll also discover:Three aspects of CDRA to understand before choosing a vendor.How artificial intelligence and cloud environments shape CDRA offerings.Best practices for pipeline management and release automation.Key decisions and tradeoffs to consider in designing and implementing a continuous delivery toolchain. 

The Forrester Data Technology Pathfinder report

Plan for the future of your organization’s cloud data architecture with this report from Forrester Research. Get key takeaways from the experts on database administration and learn about the culture, demand, and rapidly expanding capabilities that make up today’s data technology landscape. Download the Forrester Data Technology Pathfinder report, part of the Data Management Playbook, to:Get up to speed on the current trends that favor businesses jumping wholeheartedly into big data and data platform modernization.Understand the technologies and core data capabilities that accelerate your progress toward a modern data management platform.Learn how data capabilities will converge toward intelligent platforms.