following is an excerpt from Achieve Agile Analytics at Scale with
Syncfusion, part of Syncfusion’s
collection of white papers. You can download the full white paper here, and
browse the entire library at the White
Paper section of Syncfusion’s Technology
Today's leading companies are measuring performance in more
and new ways to gain sustainable competitive advantages. As more operating
units use data to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness, it eventually
becomes apparent that greater value can be driven from combining internal datasets,
such as from marketing, sales, customer service, and finance. Many companies
are also using external data to learn more about their target markets,
competitors, and customers. Using combined datasets, businesses are able to
understand more about their customers and operations, improve ROI, and deliver
new forms of value.
The sheer amount of data that needs to be managed and
analyzed continues to grow exponentially, which is forcing businesses to move
beyond their own data centers to the cloud. It is no longer economically or
practically feasible to store and process all data on-premises over the long
DevOps teams are embracing the cloud to achieve greater
levels of agility, scalability, and application stability. Meanwhile,
developers are building analytics into all kinds of software to better
understand their performance and value. Almost every type of software now
includes some sort of analytics for the benefit of developers, end users, or
both. As more software moves to the cloud and as enterprise data volumes
continue to grow, it only makes sense that application-specific analytics and
enterprise analytics are best executed in the cloud.
The Syncfusion Big Data Platform, Syncfusion Dashboard
Platform, and Microsoft Azure enable enterprises, enterprise developers, and
ISVs to harness the power of the cloud while maintaining full control of big
data processing and dashboarding. In addition, with Syncfusion's flat-fee
licensing structure, developers can scale their applications limitlessly
without incurring additional licensing costs.
Microsoft Azure is the logical Infrastructure as a Service
(IaaS) choice for the vast number of enterprise application developers already
familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem.
Azure is a multi-level IaaS and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
designed for the needs of modern enterprises. With it, businesses can take
advantage of elastic compute, storage, and networking capabilities on demand
and at competitive prices. Azure also provides database as a service, message
queuing as a service and much more.
In fact, Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud
services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage
applications through Microsoft's global network data centers. With Azure,
developers can build and deploy software using the tools, applications, and
frameworks of choice.
More enterprise DevOps teams are deploying their
applications on Azure so they can streamline infrastructure provisioning and
make software changes faster.