Taking Big Data to a billion people
Microsoft is taking Big Data to a billion people because everyone can make smarter decisions based on data. We enable organizations of any size to access data of all types, whether structured or unstructured, big or small. We empower end users to easily analyze their data with familiar tools like Excel. And we offer a complete data platform for IT to scale insights across their organization with Enterprise-class security and data governance.
Easy access to all data, big and small
To gain the full value of Big Data you need a modern data platform that provides easy access to all your data of any type, whether structured or unstructured, and of any size – from gigabytes to petabytes. Your Big Data solution should also manage data at rest or in motion. Leverage the power of Windows Azure HDInsight. HDInsight provides ease of management, agility and an open Enterprise-ready Hadoop service in the cloud. Combine your relational and non-relational data with the new PolyBase available in SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse.
Analyze all data with familiar tools
Microsoft believes big data should be in the hands of the people closest to your business who are moments away from that next big idea. Our approach is simple - wed the power of Hadoop with your core databases and bring unstructured and structured data to life through rich, 3D data visualizations with the tools that your business uses most. We bring Hadoop and big data to end users through powerful and familiar tools like Excel 2013. Discover and combine datasets from different sources, including Hadoop, with Power Query in Excel. Analyze the data easily with PowerPivot. Then visualize and map your data with Power View and Power Map in Excel or Office 365.
Complete data platform for IT
Once your business users find new insights from their analysis you need a complete data platform to scale this across the whole organization. Microsoft offers a complete data platform to help IT to scale insights across multiple device types with the Enterprise-level security and governance you deserve. Our platform that spans the cloud and on-premises empowers IT to rapidly deploy your big data solutions in production with confidence.