Richard Conway and Andy Cross, Azure MVPs from Elastacloud, take you on a tour de force of Big Data as a workload and the available services on Azure for supporting them. The session begins with introductory outlining of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings; from the complexities and power of building a Linux IaaS cluster to the simplicity and bounded capabilities of Cloud Services via HDInsight. The session will continue to give hands on examples of HDInsight, the Hadoop on Azure service and will conclude with a demonstration of Machine Learning with the new AzureML service.
ExpressRoute is a new way to connect your customers networks to Microsoft Azure—a direct pipe into Azure that opens up a number of new scenarios because Azure truly can be a secure, private, and very fast extension of your customers' data centers. In this session, learn all about ExpressRoute, see it in action, and understand the new scenarios it enables and how some customers are already taking advantage of it.