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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.

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

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 ASR and AB ROI

IDC report on Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup ROI

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. 

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 Report: How to Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will reach end of support on January 14, 2020.  Featuring a step-by-step decision tree and detailed graphics, this Gartner report discusses specific recommendations that infrastructure and operations leaders tasked with data center modernization or consolidation initiatives should implement. Download the report to learn how to:Determine your migration priorities by evaluating business impact, ease of migration, and risk.Create a migration strategy for your applications and systems by starting with environments that have the highest business impact.Quantify the impact on operations budgets by capturing the costs involved with the preferred migration options. 

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.