Microsoft is Adding Two Important Data Services to Azure Government

Those of you who’ve used Microsoft’s Azure Government know how important it is as one of the most reliable cloud platforms out there. Microsoft’s attention to security, privacy, compliance, and transparency continues making it a leader for government institutions to rely on.

Despite the reliability, it’s still had room to grow in data services. Although you have easy scalability and rigorous security practices, Microsoft consistently tries to improve Azure to make business processes easier.

In government organizations, Azure’s Power BI Pro and HDInsight are two tools that haven’t received as much use. Recently, at the Microsoft Tech Summit in Washington State, the company made a major announcement. They’re going to expand the above two platforms so government institutions can enjoy using better data analytics.

This isn’t the only development from Microsoft. They’re offering even more in the way of voice and facial recognition.

Let’s look at these new features and how they’ll impact government.

The Goal to Democratize Business Intelligence

By allowing more governmental businesses to use Power BI Pro and HDInsight, the goal is to make it easier for the masses to acquire more data. Those who work in IT departments for government organizations are going to benefit the most, though every department will.

In IT, they won’t have to worry about investing in additional hardware to enjoy acquiring and reading thorough data. The same goes in not having to hire data experts to utilize data infrastructure.

Microsoft calls this “democratizing business intelligence”, a liberating term for those in government who don’t have access to BI. Bringing accessibility to various data clusters is going to open up more clarity for many government agencies. This become enhanced thanks to another feature available in Power BI Pro.

Real-Time Data Capability

Acquiring and analyzing data in real-time is one of the best things that can happen to government to make faster decisions benefiting the public. Thanks to Microsoft giving more access to Power BI Pro, real-time capability is going to become a major highlight.

Previously, many government offices relied mainly on Excel to store or access data. Now with real-time tools, federal offices can monitor data for quicker responses in crisis situations.

What makes Microsoft such a top choice for transitioning is their attention to training. Any government office can use online or in-person training to improve data procedures.

Allowing for More Data Sharing

Another plus in Microsoft offering their data platforms is that they make data sharing so easy. Considering just one government organization can have hundreds of different departments, giving them a tool allowing for quick sharing is a great benefit.

Placing everyone on the same page with incoming data brings more knowledge as well for quicker response to problems. With Microsoft’s commitment to security, government offices can freely share data without worry about online thieves snooping.

Microsoft Cognitive Services

Yet another great addition to Microsoft’s Azure is Cognitive Services, bringing facial and voice recognition. As an intelligent API, this is a significant add-on to Microsoft Government Cloud.

What this does is allow organizations to create powerful apps with powerful algorithms using just simple code. Through the service, government offices can extract real-time data based on how people react through facial expressions or voice.

The platform offers separate API’s for these features covering computer vision analysis, emotion recognition, facial reading, and video processing.

All of these are going to change how government receives information and in critical decisions made. Studying the way people react to actions, or to important content, allows changes to occur faster rather than relying on second-guessing.

Keep reading us at cFocus Software Incorporated to learn more news about Microsoft’s Azure Government.