This blog is part of a series in collaboration with our partners and customers leveraging the newly announced Azure Health Data Services. Azure Health Data Services, a platform as a service (PaaS) offering designed exclusively to support Protected Health Information (PHI) in the cloud, is a new way of working with unified data—providing care teams with a platform to support both transactional and analytical workloads from the same data store and enabling cloud computing to transform how we develop and deliver AI across the healthcare ecosystem.
Aiming to enable the hospital-at-home approach to better support patients and help to relieve existing pressures on the NHS, Capita Healthcare Decisions leverages Microsoft Azure Health Data Services which enables healthcare professionals and patients to manage patient data in the cloud.
The global events of the last couple of years have introduced significant changes to how companies operate and the way we work, accelerating digital transformation for many as they seek the additional flexibility, scale, and cost savings of the cloud.
It’s clear that the fragmentation which exists today between databases, analytics, and governance products must be addressed. To help organizations unlock these new capabilities, we shared several exciting announcements today at Microsoft Build that demonstrate our continued innovation and investment in the data products our customers have come to know and trust.
For cloud workloads with consistent resource usage, you can buy reserved instances at a significant discount and reduce your workload costs by up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices. Azure Reservations can be obtained by committing to one-year or three-year plans for virtual machines, Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, SQL Database compute capacity, Azure Cosmos DB throughput, and other Azure resources.
Data citizens including both technical and business users rely on data lineage for root cause analysis, impact analysis, data quality tracing, and other data governance applications. In the current data landscape, where data is fluidly moving across locations and across data platforms and applications, it is increasingly important to map the lineage of data. Today, we are announcing the preview release of dynamic lineage extraction from Azure SQL Databases in Azure Purview.
Databases are constantly evolving to handle new use cases, incorporate more intelligence, and store more data, giving developers and organizations a wide range of database types to meet their varying needs. Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database for modern, fast, and flexible app development. Today we’re excited to announce a new addition to our database protection offering Microsoft Defender for Cosmos DB in preview.
We are pleased to share that Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems. This placement reflects our ability to execute and our completeness of vision, and we feel is a testament to our ongoing innovation and the integration of a comprehensive data portfolio into Microsoft’s cloud data ecosystem.
November comes to a close with the long-awaited ability to subscribe to scheduled cost emails, new cost recommendations for Azure Data Explorer and Cosmos DB, and 10 new cost saving opportunities, and 11 documentation updates. Enjoy!
There are three core capabilities businesses need that together drive successful transformation: limitless database scale and performance, unmatched analytics and insights, and unified data governance. Today we shared a number of announcements to help organizations evolve rapidly even in the face of sustained uncertainty. Across industries, companies are investing in these core capabilities to ensure they have the flexibility to innovate anywhere and meet evolving business needs.