Microsoft Azure is a public cloud computing service designed for building, testing, launching, and managing applications and services via Microsoft-managed data centers. Through its platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) offerings, Microsoft Azure integrates with a wide range of programming languages and tools. In addition to working with Microsoft's proprietary software and systems, Azure is compatible with third-party solutions, including Linux. As an extremely popular cloud services platform, many businesses and enterprises have used Microsoft Azure to migrate their computer systems to the cloud and eliminate the costs and staff requirements needed to maintain physical onsite servers.
According to the platform's marketing literature, GoodData's powers '50% of Fortune 500 companies, over 80,000 businesses, and millions of concurrent users.' With its motto, 'analytics for everyone,' the solution offers an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop analytics interface so anyone across your organization — regardless of their tech knowledge — can set up dashboards and explore business insights to collaborate with team members and make better decisions. The platform also includes out-of-the-box and customizable machine learning algorithms for advanced forecasting and analytics. Moreover, because GoodData can process large, complex, and siloed datasets, this BI solution can scale to handle virtually any size demand.
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As one of its IaaS features, Microsoft Azure allows users to deploy virtual machines developed in Windows or Linux.
As one of its PaaS features, Azure App Services allows you to publish and manage websites and web applications.
WebApps is Microsoft Azure's high-density web hosting service, which allows you to build web applications more efficiently with PHP, Node.Js, or Python, then deploy them on the Azure Cloud.
WebJobs gives you the ability to launch applications in the Microsoft App Services space and host them in the cloud.
Microsoft Azure's mobile engagement service provides real-time tracking, data analytics, and deep insights to better understand user engagement and behavior for your mobile applications.
Microsoft Azure's HockeyApp is a productivity-enhancing driver that helps you design, build, beta test, and distribute mobile apps more efficiently.
Azure's REST and SDK APIs allow you to store and access your application data on Azure's cloud platform.
Azure Table Services facilitates the storage of data in structured text form so you can access it via a partition and primary key.
Blob Service empowers you to store unstructured text information and binary data as 'Blobs' accessible through HTTPS.
Queue Service streamlines asynchronous communication across multiple programs.
Azure File Service facilitates cloud data storage via REST API and the SMB Protocol.
Azure's data search functionality supports more efficient data searching with REST and SDK APIs.
Azure's SQL data warehouse is managed by Microsoft within the Azure Cloud Facility. It offers high-performance querying and enhanced data security.
Azure Service Bus is a messaging service that facilitates communication between the Azure Cloud and applications operating on-site and off-site to build more reliable and scalable applications. The Azure Service Bus supports communication via Event Hubs, Queues, Topics, and Relays.
Azure Automation allows users to automate frequently-repeated tasks that they perform in their cloud and enterprise environments to save time and prevent human errors. Automation improves the reliability of common administrative tasks. Azure automation allows you to schedule tasks with runbooks or use Desired State Configuration for the automation of configuration management tasks.
GoodData features dashboards that you can easily embed into your desktop or mobile applications, so your business insights and visualizations are accessible wherever you need them to be. The platform includes customizable, interactive visualizations and drag-and-drop analytics and discovery tools. It also features easy-to-set-up machine-learning algorithms for forecasting and better decision-making.
GoodData allows you to tailor each of your customer's experiences with personalized, embedded analytics and data models. By putting more power into your customers' hands, the platform lets your more tech-savvy users design and publish their own reports, dashboards, and visual presentations. Moreover, after developing new analytical features, you can distribute updates seamlessly across tens of thousands of users at once, or you can centrally manage distribution and customize the updates and features that different product audiences receive.
GoodData's fault-tolerant data pipeline enables high-speed ingestion of terabytes of information for tens of thousands of users. The platform also helps you respond to issues through constant monitoring and alerts that integrate with your incident response systems. GoodData's pre-built modules for data ingestion, transformation, and distribution offer time-saving advantages. Set up your data transformations in SQL and JDBC, and modify GoodData's pre-built modules with Python, Ruby, and Java SDKs.
GoodData is an enterprise-level solution that offers reliable, real-time processing and insights at scale — no matter how many clients — with a capacity to handle virtually any size dataset.
GoodData offers the latest in data security technologies and risk management features so any size company can meet its industry's compliance and information security requirements. GoodData's Security Shield system is the platform's basic-level security offering, which adheres to standard best practices for cloud-based data protection, including ISO 27001:2013 compliance, GDPR compliance, and SOC2 Type II. Meanwhile, Enterprise Shield Security is GoodData's higher-level security offering, which offers protection for enterprises handling extra-sensitive and/or strictly-regulated information.