Azure may get a new big-data service – Cosmos

According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is planning to bring their internal big-data service, Cosmos, to Azure as a paid service. Microsoft has been using Cosmos internally to handle data from Azure, Bing, Hotmail and other services, and appears poised to complement the current, Hadoop-based Azure HDInsight.

Cosmos will bring new analysis & storage engines, along with SQL-IP, a new language, presumably for working with data in the new offering.

Read Mary Jo Foley’s article on ZDNet for more info, and check out this detailed presentation (albeit from 2011) about Cosmos, its architecture, and functionality.