Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, guest-hosted by Acceleration Economy practitioner analyst Kieron Allen. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the cloud.
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00:23 — Snowflake and Microsoft announced they have extended an existing partnership and will focus on bringing generative AI models and advanced machine learning (ML) functionality to Snowflake’s Data Cloud. This will be achieved through product integrations with Azure ML, Azure OpenAI, and Microsoft Cognitive Services.
00:42 — Snowflake customers will be able to leverage Azure OpenAI and Microsoft Cognitive Services to develop advanced data products using Snowflake data. Azure ML integration will support accelerated ML workflows for joint customers.
00:54 — Other new and updated integrations between Snowflake Data Cloud and Microsoft products include Power Apps and Automate for low-code, no-code app development, as well as Azure Data Factory for Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tasks, PowerBI for Data Visualization, and more.
01:11 — This partnership between two Cloud Wars Top 10 companies will yield streamlined and simplified AI initiatives for customers.