Microsoft Azure Germany Announces New Services To Its First-Of-Its-Kind Cloud For Europe

Microsoft Azure Germany was launched in September 2016 and since then, it has continued to expand its service and assurance capabilities in Microsoft's first-of-its-kind cloud for Europe. Now, Microsoft has announced availability of several services and achievement of ISO/IEC 27001 certification and ISO/IEC 27018 compliance attestation.
Microsoft is expanding its innovation
Microsoft is announcing four major functionality releases along with the comprehensive set of services. The four functionality released are stated below.
  • HDInsight on Linux
  • Power BI
  • Cool Blob Storage
  • Mobile Apps for Azure App Service
HDInsight on Linux: It is a completely managed cloud Hadoop offering – providing optimized open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and R Server.
Microsoft states,
“These big data technologies and ISV applications are easily deployable as managed clusters with enterprise-level security and monitoring – enabling customers to extract critical business insights from their valuable data sources.”
Power BI: With the combination of Azure services and Power BI in Azure Germany, users will now be able to turn their data processing efforts into analytics and reports which provide real-time insights into their businesses.
The company states,
“Power BI has several Azure connections available, and customers can connect as few as one Azure data source, or several, then shape and refine their data to build customized reports.”
Cool Blob Storage: Microsoft Azure Germany has now gone on to offer its users the options for managing larger volumes of data in a better and more cost-effective way. The Azure Cool Blob Storage now provides a low-cost storage option for cool object data like backups, media content, or archive data.
Mobile Apps for Azure App Service: With the Mobile Apps capabilities of Azure App Service in Germany, users will be able to leverage a highly scalable, mobile application development platform which will enable them to build native and cross-platform mobile experiences with  better enterprise-connected capabilities.
Microsoft states,
“The ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27018 achievements underscore Microsoft’s commitment to our assurance promises for Microsoft Azure Germany customers.”
For more information, check the official blog.

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