30 May, 2014
Company NameMicrosoft Azure
Big Data Landscape CategoryInfrastructure as a Service
Microsoft Azure is a computing platform by Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Azure is hosted in the cloud and supported by Microsoft data centers all over the world. With Azure, web developers can build apps in any language (Java, Python, C++, etc.) and deploy those apps on their own IT networks. Azure is a prominent PaaS service, and powers companies like Toyota, BMW, and Herbalife.
Founders: Bill Gates and Paul Allen
CEO: Satya Nadella
2008: Windows Azure project announced by Microsoft
2010: Windows Azure platform released as a commercial product
2012: Creation of virtual machines for Windows and redundant storage
2014: The name “Windows Azure” is changed to “Microsoft Azure”
Microsoft Corporation has its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA. The company has hundreds of offices all over the world.