Thursday, April 17, 2014

Microsoft IoT Cloud for $1.6T

Microsoft Launches IoT Cloud - Business Insider:
  • SQL 2014 in-memory database (feature)
  • A new cloud service called "Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service" that will host IoT apps that can control all of those sensors used with all of those objects. This isn't the first such service. Salesforce offers a similar cloud, called Salesforce1.
  • A new product called the Analytics Platform System (APS) that combines Microsoft's SQL Server database with another trendy database technology called Hadoop. This would be used by companies that want to run their own big data apps in house, instead of using a cloud service. 
vision for the future in a blog titled "The data culture for everyone."

this "data culture" will create a $1.6 trillion business over the next four years, according to an IDC study commissioned by Microsoft.

In about a decade, it will be a $14 trillion market, according to Cisco

Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service | Microsoft
The Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service helps enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) by securely connecting, managing and capturing machine-generated data from a variety of sensors and devices. 
@maryjofoley to come up with a code-name for new (IoT) feature/project

Twitter / maryjofoley: @jasonmalinowski @KirillOsenkov ...

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