Windows Azure Gets Data Crunching Capabilities

Windows Azure Gets Data Crunching Capabilities

Microsoft recently announced a new service called Project Daytona. It is essentially an iterative MapReduce runtime environment for Windows Azure. In plain English, that means the new cloud version of Windows can be configured as an HPC cluster. So, you can now do data crunching inside the Azure cloud. This is probably not a big deal to everyday folks, but it may be good news for scientist and researchers who have small budgets.

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