Archives : Jul-2020

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Jul

To help customers save on data warehouse migration costs and accelerate time-to-insight on critical SAP data, we are announcing two new analytics offers from Azure Synapse Analytics.

Business disruptions, tactical pivots, and remote work have all emphasized the critical role analytics plays for every organization. Uncharted situations demand charted performance insights, so businesses can quickly determine what is and is not working. In recent months, the urgency for these business-guiding insights has only been heightened—leading to a need for real-time analytics solutions. And equally important is the need to discover and share these insights in the most cost-effective manner.

Azure Synapse has you covered. It is the undisputed leader in price-performance and when compared to other cloud providers is up to 14 times faster and costs 94 percent less. In fact, businesses using Azure Synapse today report an average ROI of 271 percent.

To help customers get started today, we are announcing the following new offers aimed at empowering businesses to act now wherever they are on their cloud analytics journey.

Save up to 76 percent when migrating to Azure Synapse

For customers that use an on-premises data warehouse, migrating to the cloud offers both significant cost savings and accelerated

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15

Jul

Azure Blob storage is a massively scalable object storage solution that serves from small amounts to hundreds of petabytes of data per customer across a diverse set of data types, including logging, documents, media, genomics, seismic processing, and more. Read the Introduction to Azure Blob storage to learn more about how it can be used in a wide variety of scenarios.

Increasing file size support for Blob storage

Customers that have workloads on-premises today utilize files that are limited by the filesystem used with file size maximums up to exabytes in size. Most usage would not go up to the filesystem limit but do scale up to the tens of terabytes in size for specific workloads that make use of large files. We recently announced the preview of our new maximum blob size of 200 TB (specifically 209.7 TB), increasing our current limit of 5TB in size, which is a 40x increase! The increased size of over 200TB per object is much larger than other vendors that provide a 5TB max object size. This increase allows workloads that currently require multi-TB size files to be moved to Azure without additional work to break up these large objects.

This increase in

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15

Jul

More than ever before, companies are relying on their big data and artificial intelligence (AI) systems to find new ways to reduce costs and accelerate decision-making. However, customers using on-premises systems struggle to realize these benefits due to administrative complexity, inability to scale their fixed infrastructure cost-effectively, and lack of a shared collaborative environment for data engineers, data scientists and developers.

To make it easier for customers to modernize their on-premises Spark and big data workloads to the cloud, we’re announcing a new migration offer with Azure Databricks. The offer includes:

Up to a 52 percent discount over the pay-as-you-go pricing when using the Azure Databricks Unit pre-purchase plans. This means that customers can free themselves from the complexities and constraints of their on-premises solutions and realize the benefits of the fully managed Azure Databricks service at a significant discount. Free migration assessment for qualified customers.

Azure Databricks is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based service that simplifies building big data and AI solutions. Since its debut two years ago, Azure Databricks has experienced significant adoption from customers, such as Shell, Cerner, Advocate Aurora Health, and Bosch, which are using it to run mission-critical big data and AI workloads.

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15

Jul

Some of the largest enterprises in the world are currently running their SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure. Since these SAP applications are mission critical, a delay or disruption of service for even a minute can have a significant financial and reputational impact on an organization.

To help our customers effectively monitor their SAP on Azure deployments, today we are announcing the preview of Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions. With this Azure-native monitoring solution, customers running their SAP landscapes on Azure now have access to simplified monitoring, efficient troubleshooting, and flexible customizations. Watch Introducing Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions on Azure Friday.

Before we announced a private preview of Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions in September 2019 we heard from customers that they relied on complex and unmanageable disparate tools and dashboards. Customers wanted to collect the required SAP telemetry in one location for an end-to-end view to easily recognize patterns and correlate data between various components within their SAP landscapes.

“Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions enables infrastructure teams to quickly identify the state of the enterprise critical SAP HANA DB without being an SAP HANA Expert. We had several occasions where functional teams pointed at infrastructure for system issue

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