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Microsoft Azure low yield despite of strong FY quarter

Microsoft Azure vs AWS

Tech giant Microsoft analysts under anticipated is on posted quarterly results today that were well ahead of analysts’ expectations, but Azure’s growth rate continues to decline as it competes with AWS. The company’s revenue for the first quarter of the fiscal year rose 14% year-over-year to $33.1 billion. Net income increased 21% to $10.7 billion, or $1.38 per share.

Revenue from Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes segment, which includes its Office products and LinkedIn, grew 13% to $11.1 billion. LinkedIn’s revenue increased by 25%.

Meanwhile, its Intelligent Cloud segment’s revenue increased 27% to $10.8 billion, with revenue from server products and cloud services growing 30%. The company said Azure’s revenue grew by 59%, but that represents a decline in growth rate that began a year ago, when Azure clocked quarterly growth of 76%. The rate has fallen more since then, with today’s report representing a drop from the 64% growth reported in the previous quarter.

Revenue from Microsoft’s personal computing segment grew 4% to $11.1 billion.The company said it expects second-quarter revenue to be in the range of $35.15 billion to $35.95 billion.

Which is better cloud services provider?

On-demand cloud computing platform for AmazonPublic cloud platform for Microsoft 
Friendly with the open source model from the beginning.Not so good relationship with the open source community.
Has an edge over Azure in terms of government cloud offerings.Limited reach when it comes to government cloud offerings.
Flexible Pricing ModelComparatively less flexible pricing model when compared to AWS.
AWS is yet strengthening its offerings to support Hybrid clouds.Excels in Hybrid Cloud Space-Organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
AWS has a software marketplace with extensive partner ecosystem -Windows and LinuxWith limited Linux options, Azure is still building its partner ecosystem.
EBS storage is superfast for big data.Standard storage has difficulties for big data and hence premium storage is required.
More mature cloud environment for big data.Less mature for big data but Azure’s services are improving.
Machines can be accessed individually.Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name but different ports.
Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2); pay by the hour.Azure Infrastructure Services , pay by the minute.
S3 – Short-term archiving and retrieval.Long term data archiving and retrieval through Amazon Glacier.Blobs, Queues and Tables- Similar to S3.No long term data archiving and retrieval option yet.
Security is provided through user defined roles with exceptional permission controls.Provides security by enabling  permissions on the whole account.

Which is better Cloud service provider? Microsoft Azure or AWS?

Unicorn feature of Mercedes Benz “Digital Light” displays message for pedestrians

With more than one million micromirrors per headlight, Mercedes-Benz Digital Light HD headlights do much more than just illuminate the highway.

Drivers can project messages on the road in front of a car equipped with the new headlights. The lights can also project navigation guides and road conditions or traffic warning symbols.

Digital Light onboard computers control the HD headlights, which are available in limited quantity for Mercedes-Maybach S-Class sedans. The car shown in the images and video that accompany this article is the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4Matic, which has a $168,600 U.S. starting list price.

Like most auto manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz introduces new features first in top-of-the-line models for two reasons: exclusivity and scale. Customers who buy the most expensive models are rewarded with a feature most vehicles won’t include for years, perhaps even a decade or more. Also, because the top-model customers are already paying big bucks, they are more likely to spend the extra money new features cost before economies of scale bring prices down.

In Retail industry every second has cost & Walmart knows it

Retail is one of the fastest industry on planet and every second means value to retail giants thats why they are realising competitive and have heads down on making significance advancements in all possible segments. Keeping in view this utter need of time Walmart has used tech apt. Where every second has a value they intended to save time and money and they have come up with Unicorn idea

Alphabot is the latest technology to be tested by Walmart. Other pilots include shelf-scanning inventory robots, self-driving floor-scrubbing robots and a partnership with Waymo that provides autonomous vehicle transportation for grocery order pickup. Walmart has also been expanding its Pickup Tower feature as well as its grocery delivery service with the help of DoorDash and Postmates. Looking to the future, recent patents filed by the company include designs for smart carts, wearables, a drone and an audio surveillance system.

Walmart automated system will allow consumer to fill online order and receive in the car that minimize time and cost

Although this is a small pilot, we expect big things from it,” Walmart said about Alphabot. “We have a lot to learn about this new technology, and we’re excited about the possibilities of how we can use it to make the future of shopping — and working — even better

#alphabot #gadgetry #Walmart #Onlineordering #Grocery #Services #robots #Gears #gadgets #technology #human #resource #Manpower

JP Morgan, Chase customers No longer need card for ATM transaction in US

JP Morgan is another step closer to its mission and this time its the most awaited innovation people were expecting from some financial institution in coming future which JP Morgan predicted long time ago and address the expectation and started working on. Chase added an upgraded feature in ATM’s for customer in almost 16000 ATM’s in some states


Chase announced Wednesday that it had rolled out cardless transactions to most of its ATM network, meaning customers no longer need a physical debit card and can instead retrieve cash using a mobile wallet — such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay — on their smartphone.

At ATMs with a cardless symbol (see below), customers can open their mobile wallet, tap their phone, and then enter their PIN to access their account.

At nearly every one of JPMorgan Chase’s 16,000 ATMs, customers no longer need a card to take out cash

Here’s Chase’s simple visual guide to performing a cardless transaction:

JPMorgan Chase

Chase began rolling out the feature — which uses the “near-field communication” technology that enables transactions from mobile wallets — in 2016, and Bank of America and Wells Fargo have debuted similar capabilities as well.

The largest banks in the US have been investing millions in updating the capabilities and physical appearances of their thousands of ATMs as their digital and mobile customer bases balloon.

Bank of America has also got a kind of feature which allows customers to scan a cheque through mobile phone (taking picture) and submit it in mobile app hence save time by not standing in cue. www.BankofAmerica.com

While cardless transactions are a convenient perk to Chase’s more than 30 million active mobile customers, the feature could also result in savings for the bank.

It costs banks about $0.20 to replace a lost, stolen, or otherwise corrupted card, according to the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, a sum that can add up when you serve tens of millions of customers, as Chase and its largest competitors do.

The more customers can rely on their already omnipresent smartphones, the more likely they are to phase out cards that fatten their wallets and can more easily be lost or compromised.

#JPMorgan #Chase #Cardless #Atms #Americans #Banks #Customer

Future of farming: Silicon valley (Corps one) ventures with Emirates Airlines Dubai

The world’s largest vertical farm is due to be built in Dubai, to cater to Emirates Airlines passengers(Credit: Crop One)

This is something in consideration since years but had few obstacles in implementing.

As more and more people crowd onto this little planet, current farming techniques don’t look efficient enough to keep us all well fed. To make better use of space, farms of the future may move into high-rise buildings. Now, the world’s biggest vertical farm is set to be built – like so many other “world’s biggest” things – in Dubai, where it will grow salads and leafy greens for Emirates Airlines passengers.

As a partnership between Emirates Flight Catering and Silicon Valley-startup Crop One, the new facility is expected to cover 130,000 sq ft (12,000 sq m). At its peak, the companies say it will produce as much food as 900 acres (364 ha) of conventional farmland, with a yield of three tons (2,700 kg) every day.

Emirates and Crop One’s new vertical farm seems to be quite a bit bigger than previous title-holders, such as FarmedHere’s 90,000-sq ft (8,400 sq m) facility in Chicago and Aerofarms’ 69,000-sq ft (6,400 sq m) one in New Jersey.

Not only does vertical farming save huge amounts of land, but it reportedly uses just one percent of the water of traditional agriculture, and because of the tightly-controlled environment, no pesticides or herbicides are required. In this case, because the facility is opening up right next door to Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, transport costs and emissions will also be reduced, and food will be served to customers just hours after harvest.

It’s not just about being the biggest though. One of the other key advantages of vertical farming is that it can be set up almost anywhere, including on ships, trailers, the inner city, and even in space.

Construction on the Dubai facility is due to begin in November this year, and the first in-flight meals grown there will be served in December 2019.

Crop One describes the facility in the video below.

Source: Emirates Flight Catering