Leverage Unused Compute Capacity for Data + AI With Azure Spot Instances and Azure Databricks

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Azure Databricks support for Microsoft Azure Spot Virtual Machines (Spot VMs) is now generally available. Together, Spot VMs and Azure Databricks help innovative customers like aluminum and energy producer Hydro accelerate data + AI workloads while optimizing costs. By using Spot VMs as workers for Azure Databricks clusters, you can save up to 90%* on...

Azure Databricks Achieves DoD Impact Level 5 (IL5) on Microsoft Azure Government

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We are excited to announce that Azure Databricks has received a Provisional Authorization (PA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) at Impact Level 5 (IL5), as published in the Department of Defense Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (DoD CC SRG). The authorization closely follows our FedRAMP High authorization and further validates Azure Databricks security...

How to Save up to 50 Percent on Azure ETL While Improving Data Quality

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The challenges of data quality One of the most common issues our customers face is maintaining high data quality standards, especially as they rapidly increase the volume of data they process, analyze and publish. Data validation, data transformation and de-identification can be complex and time-consuming. As data volumes grow, new downstream use cases and applications...

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