During Connect 2017, Microsoft partnered with Databricks, Cassandra and other open source projects to become the premier choice for cloud providers for enterprise developers.
Microsoft’s contributions to open source. At the Connect 2017 conference in New York, Microsoft introduced new Visual Studio tools that expect artificial intelligence to provide developers with more development opportunities.
Microsoft continues to release large open source announcements on Connect, announcing that it will support open source with a preview of the new Azure Databricks service, a big data analytics platform based on Apache Spark. Microsoft is committed to open source .NET Core and joins the Linux Foundation.
Microsoft plans to implement Azure Databricks, executive vice president Scott Guthrie said in a blog post: “Azure Databricks combines the benefits of Databricks and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation with one-click installation, streamlined workflow, and interactive workspaces.”
“The localized integration with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, and Power BI simplifies the creation of modern data warehouses and enables organizations to deliver self-service analytics and machine learning through enterprise-level, relational and non-relational data Ability, “Guthrie wrote.
Developers who have completed big data projects in the Apache Cassandra database have released a preview API (Application Programming Interface) that allows them to seamlessly locate Cosmos DB.
Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system that can be deployed on commodity servers. Guthrie said the new API will allow developers to reuse existing code and use the globally distributed Cosmos DB NoSQL service as the basis for a “Cassandra-as-a-service” implementation.
The company has become a Platinum member of the MariaDB Foundation. MariaDB is a relational database management system developed by the creators of MySQL. MariaDB and MySQL founder Monty Widenius said in a November 15 statement that “Microsoft has also made a significant contribution to learning in the MariaDB ecosystem, and the MariaDB Foundation supports Microsoft in achieving this goal.”
In addition to providing some technical expertise to the community, Microsoft is also working on developing cloud services based on open source databases, referred to simply as MariaDB’s Azure database. For more information click here.
According to Brian Harry, vice president of Microsoft, “Microsoft has partnered with GitHub to extend Git’s Virtual File System (GVFS) to its leading code base and project management platform and port it to Mac and Linux operating systems.”
Not only that, Microsoft’s technology used in Visual Studio Team Services is also used by Atlassian and Bitbucket. Gmaster and Tower Git both support GVFS for Git client software solutions.