Well, "Big Data" is here (I know, it’s been here for a while).  One of the reasons I love my job so much is that when there is technology disruption, the most interesting business conversations come out.  Big Data offers some green field type thinking when we realize that many of the hard business questions out there (i.e. queries) were either never answered, very hard to answer based on existing technologies/cost, or were simply never asked due to the answers being "impossible".

 I am enjoying these new business questions and potentials for answers in the context of Big Data.  Since I am asked quite a bit about resources around Big Data on the Microsoft platform, I thought I would share with you all some great resources to get you started (if you haven’t already) thinking about Big Data.


    1. Microsoft Big Data Solution: www.microsoft.com/bigdata
    2. Windows Azure: www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/scenarios/big-data
    3. Microsoft BI blog:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_business_intelligence1/
    1. Preview of the Windows Azure HDInsight Service: https://www.hadooponazure.com
    2. Developer CTP of Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows Server: http://www.microsoft.com/bigdata