Cloud computing: Why Microsoft’s open source data plan is a big step forward

Yes, Microsoft is doubling down on business applications Microsoft heads toward Windows 10 ‘Redstone completion with test Build 17110 Microsoft continues to call for new laws as justices hear its data-privacy arguments Microsoft’s steady retreat from consumer products is nearly complete. The reason it’s so fast and so efficient is that it uses a custom hardware accelerator to look for many times more patterns than compression algorithms can usually handle; data that matches any of those patterns gets replaced by a reference to the pattern, taking up much less space.

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