A Microsoft and SAS partnership, memory-intensive VMs and live video analytics

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A Microsoft and SAS partnership, memory-intensive VMs and live video analytics

A Microsoft and SAS partnership, memory-intensive VMs and live video analyticsMicrosoft and SAS enters the sanctity of cloud matrimony, live video analytics gives you analytics about your video. Live. And some new memory-intensive virtual machines enters the Azure cloud. The show founded on 37 years worth of YouTube analytics, which is funny because YouTube is not that old. So it’s, that’s a joke. Huh?

SAS is a statistical software suite tracing its roots back to the 1960s. While they no longer wear bell-bottom pants, their software has used foot data management, advanced analytics multi-variate an ana la and analal analysis, business intelligence, criminal investigation, and predictive analytics. Just to name a few.

So this week they tied the knot with Azure, which means that Azure is now the preferred cloud partner for all SAS implementations, which focuses on analytics and AI.

Live video analytics, or LVA on IOT edge is now in public preview. It is a platform to capture record and analyze live video and publish the result, video and or video analytics for you to build intelligent video applications, no more dumb applications. Yay. Of course, the services integrates with a bunch of other services on Azure, such as stream analytics, media services and cognitive services. In fact, this very video is being analyzed right now, and the result is, new hosts recommended.

Ah blah this service is broken. Hardware keeps changing and improving, which means that virtual machines also keep changing to customer needs and improving. This week we’ve got the new D v4-series and E v4-series Azure Virtual Machines based on the Intel Xeon platinum 8272CL custom processor, which is delicious.

Which can achieve up to 3.4 gigahertz old core turbo frequency. Turbo! Really? Is it just me or does that remind you of a 386 33Mhz clock speed with a turbo button? Press it and double the speed ahhhh! Yeah, I know. Sorry. The new default VMs are meant for general purpose computing and workloads and support both standard discs or premium and ultra discs.

The new E v4 are for memory-intensive workloads offering up to 504 GB of RAM. Both new types are now in preview.

 

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