Andrew Brust

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Andrew Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology. He has been a developer magazine columnist and conference speaker since the mid-90s, and a technology book writer and blogger since 2005. Andrew serves as Senior Director, Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism at Datameer, a big data analytics company.

Andrew does consulting work for various software and technology solution providers including, very often, Microsoft partner companies and, on occasion, with Microsoft itself. Andrew is also a member of several Microsoft expert and influencer programs for which he receives no monetary compensation. Andrew does not own discrete shares in any tech company other than his own.

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Inside Microsoft's Cosmos DB

Inside Microsoft's Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB marks Microsoft's full-on plunge into the world of NoSQL/non-relational databases. Built as the back-end database for Microsoft's own Web properties, it's available to the public as an Azure cloud service.

May 18, 2017 by in Microsoft

Microsoft opening European IoT/AI lab

Microsoft opening European IoT/AI lab

Microsoft is opening its third IoT & AI Insider lab, in Munich. Combined with sister labs in Redmond and Shenzhen, a slew of cloud services and a developer toolkit, Microsoft is clearly pivoting to an Internet of Things + artificial intelligence world.

March 31, 2017 by in Microsoft

Microsoft's developer crusade

Microsoft's developer crusade

If you're measuring Microsoft's developer success by the number of apps on Windows 8 or Windows Phone, you're missing most of the story. Microsoft's got a fight on its hands, but is doing very well with developers.

July 3, 2013 by in Microsoft

Microsoft does Hadoop, and JavaScript's the glue

Microsoft does Hadoop, and JavaScript's the glue

Microsoft has a reputation for modifying external technology when adopting it. But in the case of Hadoop, Microsoft is so far staying true to the core technology, providing optional integration with its own stack, and making it easier for people to work with Hadoop and get excited about it.

March 22, 2012 by in Microsoft