Power BI integrated with Azure Stream Analytics

By Rachel Coyne on 11 May 2015

One of the common use cases for Azure Stream Analytics is to analyse high volume streaming data in real-time and get the insight in a live dashboard (a dashboard that updates in real time without user having to refresh the browser). Microsoft Power BI is perfect for building a live dashboard in no time.  Check out this Power BI and Azure Stream Analytics demo video to see how easy it is. Power BI output makes it very easy to uncover real-time insights (IoT) from devices, sensors and applications data in a live real-time updating dashboard!

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Azure, Mobility and Big Data dominates at Microsoft’s Build 2015 Conference

By Rachel Coyne on 07 May 2015

Satalyst’s Chief Technical Officer, Aidan Morgan, has returned from Microsoft’s Build 2015 developers’ conference in San Francisco.  Some of the fun and more buzzworthy sessions and demos outside the keynote addresses were around Microsoft’s efforts for the Internet of Things (both with Windows 10 and Azure) and the “Holographic Academy” sessions for Microsoft’s HoloLens.  But the dominant themes were around Azure, mobility and big data. Azure data centres now support 19 unique regions around the world, more than Amazon Web Services and Google’s cloud. In the past year alone, Microsoft launched 500 new Azure services. In his keynote speech, Scott Guthrie (Executive VP of the Cloud and Enterprise group) announced new options for big data: Azure SQL data warehouse service – a broad-scale data warehousing platform that runs in the cloud; and a Azure Data Lake – a hyper-scale data store for big data analytic workloads integrated with Azure Machine Learning and other big data services from Microsoft. Read from Scott Guthrie on Microsoft’s Official Blog.

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Satalyst Innovation – FedEx Day

By Rachel Coyne on 12 Mar 2015

Satalyst is holding its inaugural FedEx day in March!  All Satalyst staff will be working on their own pet projects, with the aim of delivering something by the end of the day. This initiative was first brought to Satalyst’s attention via the Australian software company Atlassian, makers of some of our favourite software productivity tools and highlighted in Dan Pink’s New York Times bestselling book Drive and mentioned in his well-known TED talk on motivation. Why is it called a FedEx day? Because like the logistics company, participants have to deliver something overnight. Other than this, there are no rules around what people can work on. Satalyst believes strongly in fostering innovation and see its quarterly FedEx days as a way of allowing Satalyst staff to play with ideas and work together to create something extraordinary.

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