Academic research

Academic research is among one of the most important endeavors in today’s changing world and it as the core of leading education institutions.

All researchers need a cloud platform that is open, flexible, fast, cost-effective, scalable, efficient, and responsive. Microsoft Azure offers access to on-demand research scenarios with virtually unlimited computing to help accelerate discovery.

Microsoft and our partners offer solutions that help researchers:

Analyze data with powerful on-demand cloud computing

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  • Achieve more with big data
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Benefit from on-demand availability

Explore insights, visualizations, and data sources

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  • Gain insight from analytics
  • Visualize data with powerful business intelligence (BI) tools
  • Integrate multiple data sources

Share resources, workloads, and expertise

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  • Maximize collaborative research
  • Pool resources and combine expertise
  • Distribute workloads efficiently

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School stories

  • Virginia Tech researchers advance medical treatments by using the cloud to analyze genomes.

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  • University of Texas researchers collaborate via Microsoft Azure and Cortana Intelligence to calculate flood predictions and prevent disasters.

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  • University of Bristol medical students enhance research with Microsoft Surface Hub's global collaboration tools.

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  • Researchers at Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and Microsoft use Microsoft Azure to analyze data in real-time to predict traffic congestion with 90% accuracy.

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Microsoft Azure resources

Microsoft Azure’s powerful tools for research and education help academic institutions achieve their goals.

Download the Azure Education Guide

The Microsoft Azure for Research program helps researchers explore and experiment with Azure at scale.

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