Easily build applications with a modern business analytics platform
Microsoft’s business analytics solutions for Windows Azure embrace the new scope, scale, and diversity of data today. These solutions provide enterprise class data management and emerging technologies such as Hadoop for Big Data. They enable ease of discovery and data enrichment with 3rd party data sets and information services from the Windows Azure Marketplace. Additionally they deliver insight to users by surfacing and building reporting capabilities into your Windows Azure applications with Windows Azure SQL Reporting.
Business Analytics in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Use Windows Azure Virtual Machine to run SQL Server business analytics related technologies like Reporting and Analysis Services as well as SharePoint Server in a Virtual Machine.
Windows Azure SQL Reporting allows you to build easily accessible reporting capabilities into your Windows Azure application. SQL Reporting lets you create reports with tables, charts, maps, gauges, and more as well as to deploy them on both private and public clouds. With the cloud at your service, there’s no need to manage or maintain your own reporting infrastructure. You can get up and running in days versus months. Learn more about SQL Database on Windows Azure.
The Windows Azure Marketplace is a global online market for SaaS applications and premium datasets. By listing your Windows Azure-based applications on the marketplace, you can commerce-enable and sell your applications internationally. Plus, you can subscribe to a range of premium datasets listed in the marketplace within your applications or monetize and distribute your own datasets through the marketplace.
Hadoop for Big Data
Windows Azure previews a Hadoop service that delivers insights to everyone through familiar tools like Microsoft Office and Sharepoint, connects you to data and services outside your organization and offers the simplicity of Windows to Big Data. Query against SQL Databases and unstructured data sources.