About Data/BI

We work with NoSQL and BI products, services, and open source software communities to ensure they work best on Microsoft Azure and devices. Have a look at our projects for more details.

Data/BI Projects

Reactive Programming at Microsoft

Reactive applications are responsive to change, fault tolerant, self-healing, and scalable in the cloud. They’re designed to handle millisecond response times reliably in complex multi-node applications processing information for web and mobile clients, hybrid cloud deployments, and petabytes of data. Using loosely-coupled components that communicate via asynchronous messaging. Introduction to … Read More

MongoDB’s Service in the Azure Store


MongoDB’s first fully-managed, highly available MongoDB-Enterprise-as-a-service offering is now Generally Available  as an Add-On in the Microsoft Azure Store. The new service, delivered by MongoDB Inc. and Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. runs MongoDB Enterprise and makes it easier to deploy MongoDB applications in the cloud by offering replication, monitoring and … Read More

MongoLab – MongoDB on Windows Azure


MongoLab is a fully-managed cloud database service featuring highly-available MongoDB databases, automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support. By hosting MongoDB on MongoLab’s Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform, developers and IT professionals are free to focus their attention on product development instead of operations. Sign up via the Windows Azure … Read More

Cloudant – CouchDB on Windows Azure


Cloudant NoSQL Data Layer for Windows Azure Develop Fast – GET, PUT, Index, and Query JSON objects via a RESTful API. Cloudant is schema-less, so you can develop new features without having to redesign your database or migrate data Grow your database without worry – experts at Cloudant operate and … Read More

Microsoft SQL Server Connector for Apache Hadoop

NOTE: The Microsoft SQL Server Connector for Apache Hadoop has been contributed to the Apache Sqoop project. Please note that Microsoft’s Hadoop-based HDInsight service now includes Sqoop as well. Hadoop is an open source framework from Apache that enables the processing of large datasets across multiple nodes. The SQL Server-Hadoop … Read More

CouchDB-compatible database service (Cloudant Data Layer)


The Cloudant Data Layer provides a CouchDB-compatible database service that can be used as a highly scalable data layer for your cloud service or application running on Windows Azure. MS Open Tech has worked closely with the Cloudant team to make the Cloudant Data Layer available to Windows Azure developers. … Read More

MongoDB Installer for Windows Azure

The MongoDB Installer for Windows Azure is a command-line tool (Windows PowerShell script) that automates the provisioning and deployment of MongoDB replica sets on Windows Azure virtual machines. It allows users to build a high-availability web application or service that can scale quickly in response to fluctuating demand, and to … Read More

OpenXML/UOF Translator


Enables bi-directional interoperability between Office OpenXML format and Chinese Unified Office Format (UOF).

OpenXML/ODF Translator

Enables bi-directional interoperability between Microsoft Office (Open XML) and Open Office (ODF) file formats

OpenXML Document Viewer/HTML Translator


Enables OpenXML documents to be viewed on any client system in any browser as HTML, and includes an add-ins for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera (Windows/Linux)

Office Binary to Open XML Translator


Enables translation of Microsoft Office binary documents (.DOC, .XLS, and .PPT) into the Office Open XML standard format (.DOCX, .XLSX, .PPTX).

Apache POI OpenXML Java API


The goal for this project is to enable Java developers to create, read, query, update, and compose documents using the Office Open XML format. Part of the Apache POI project (a set of Java APIs to access files in the Microsoft Office file formats), the Apache POI/Open XML libraries project allows Java applications to manipulate XLSX, DOCX and PPTX documents.