Microsoft announced a new service to help large businesses put into use the vast amount of data stored in different cloud systems.
The Azure Synapse system, to be unveiled at an event in Florida, is part of the company’s fast-growing cloud computing unit, which has driven the company’s shares up over the past five years. The tool is meant to help companies build out systems that analyze large amounts of data to make better business decisions, such as whether a digital marketing campaign is driving more traffic to stores and websites.
Notably, Synapse allows anyone who works with data stored in different cloud services to manage and analyze data from within a single service.
The first is that businesses need different software tools to analyze data held in systems like customer databases – where names and addresses sit in neat rows and columns and look like a spreadsheet – versus newer systems like website monitoring tools, where clicks are recorded as a long stream of numbers and time stamps. The Synapse tool is designed to handle both kinds of data, he said.
Second, the Synapse system automatically handles some of the tasks for building out a system to analyze data, reducing the amount of work needed from computer programmers. Deutsch Bank and Unilever are among the customers testing the system, Microsoft said.
“What we’re seeing with our customers is these projects that would typically take multiple months are now getting completed within a day,” Kumar said.
Earlier On October 25, the Pentagon announced that it chose Microsoft for a $ 10 billion cloud computing service project.
Thus, Microsoft has won a military contract in an investment project of the US Department of Defense called Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI).
According to the statement, JEDI is a joint cloud data infrastructure project built by the US Department of Defense-supporting enterprise to store and provide data, as well as share information in a common system.
This project is expected to play an important role in the modernization of the entire information technology system of the Pentagon in the future.