Earlier this week,
Microsoft announced the release of their new HDInsight Service preview for Windows Azure. HDInsight Service brings an
Apache Hadoop solution to the cloud and allows users to manage, analyze and
report on big data. The new preview is directly integrated into the
windowsazure.com portal and includes a number of enhancements and features such
as simplified cluster deployment and the ability to deploy a cluster of up to
I wanted to give you
a heads-up about a contest this week that gives you a chance to win
registration to the inaugural PASS Business Analytics (BA) Conference.
About the Event
The PASS Business
Analytics Conference is a professional, community-oriented gathering for
business analytics professionals, which will take place at the Sheraton Chicago
Hotel and Towers, April 10-12, 2013. The 2-day Conference features 60+ sessions
across 5 topic tracks and will bring together 1,200 business analysts, data
scientists, architects, and business analytics/business intelligence
practitioners to connect, share, and learn. You can learn more about the PASS
BA Conference at http://passbaconference.com/.
How to Win
Keep an eye on
Facebook and Twitter Monday, March 11 through to Wednesday, March 13, and share
how your job function is becoming more analytics focused for your chance to win
one of five passes. Make sure you’re following the BA Conference on Twitter (@passbac/#passbac) and Facebook
for more information.
Good luck! And even
if you don’t win, you can get $200 off registration by using the Azure VC
discount code BAC337VC - just remember to register by March 15
for the best rate.