Microsoft doubles down on cloud data with new products, makes new appeal to Amazon’s rivals

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces the company’s new cloud data products. (Screenshot via webcast)

Microsoft is rolling out new cloud technologies for wrangling, protecting and analyzing large amounts of corporate data, escalating its competition with Google, Snowflake and Amazon in the $25 billion global market for data analytics and business intelligence.

Microsoft said its previously announced Azure Synapse Analytics technology is now generally available, with capabilities including data warehousing, artificial intelligence, security and compliance. The company also announced a preview of a new product, Azure Purview, which automatically discovers data across cloud platforms, on-premises servers and online applications.

Speaking via video at a virtual event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made an apparent appeal to Amazon’s competitors, without mentioning the company by name. Nadella said it’s important to be able to trust not just a vendor’s technology capabilities and but also its “business model alignment” with its customers.

“No customer wants

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Eyesight Technologies Doubles Design Wins From US OEM

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, today announced that an existing US OEM has doubled its order, bringing the overall lifetime value to an estimated $30m USD and increasing Eyesight Technologies’ total number of design wins to ten.

The OEM’s order is for the integration of Eyesight Technologies’ Driver Sense driver monitoring solution (DMS) into its vehicles with the start of production (SOP) slated for 2021. Eyesight Technologies’ Driver Sense DMS utilizes AI and computer vision to monitor the driver for signs of distraction and drowsiness behind the wheel to help create a safer driving experience. The expansion of the order reflects the OEM’s trust in the quality, maturity and robustness of Eyesight Technologies’ DMS solution.

“We are extremely proud and honored by these latest design wins,” said David Tolub, CEO of Eyesight Technologies. “The

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