Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

13 May, 2017, 10:14 | Author: Alicia Barber
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This new Azure Cloud Shell will complement the IDE and the Azure Portal.

Microsoft showing off new cloud services for AI and industrial sensors as well as database software tools created to give Oracle Corp. a headache. "It is the only software platform to provide complete connectivity from the edge to the cloud and computing capabilities at every level of the industrial software stack". "But in choosing Microsoft Azure we have access to a highly secure, global cloud that offers data redundancy in multiple in-country locations for business continuity - something that's an absolute prerequisite for us given we operate a high-availability business".

The rest of Build's Day One keynote focused on new developer tools and services, in particular Azure cloud services that developers could tap to create scalable, AI-powered intelligent apps and services.

It's another new Azure offering, though, that may see even AWS playing catch-up: Azure Cosmos DB.

As part of its SLAs, Cosmos DB guarantees end-to-end low latency at the 99th percentile to its customers. "It expands the type of use cases you can consider these things for with the new programming paradigm and new APIs in ways that are more developer friendly". Still, while non-relational databases tend to compromise consistency and structure, Cosmos DB is the latest vendor effort to overcome those limitations.

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Microsoft is expected Wednesday to debut two new services for Azure, its business for supplying web-based and on-demand computing resources.

Right now the most direct competition in terms of total feature set is the newly unveiled Google Cloud Spanner. Both MySQL and PostreSQL are popular open source database choices, but the PostgreSQL support is the closest thing to Oracle databases.

Microsoft says total revenue from its commercial cloud businesses will reach an estimated $14.8 billion in its current fiscal year, ending June 30 - an increase of more than 55 percent from its result of $9.5 billion last fiscal year. It has been optimized with ASP.NET Core and.NET Core to allow developers to write code in a language their are familiar with that ties back-end data and logic into their applications. "Now, we can send up only relevant data to the cloud, which dramatically reduces the data we need to transfer and makes the overall solution more efficient". "You still have a fair amount of work to do to rewrite it and get it to work with the new platform". The second is tied to the first, and in fact at the show Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge, which actually brings some cloud computing capabilities like to edge devices; that is, internet endpoints rather than servers. Its Predix software platform includes a range of integrated technologies at the edge, including Predix Machine for device provisioning, Predix Connectivity, and Predix EdgeManager for management, configuration, and administration of edge devices. And Visual Studio Team Services integration allows for continuous integration and deployment of these containerized applications. Azure Functions Runtime preview extends all this to on-premises or anywhere outside of the Azure cloud.


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