Microsoft CityNext Big Data Solution Accelerator - FAQ

On this page you will find a collection of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Microsoft CityNext Big Data Solution Accelerator. You can always make use of the Discussions tab above to share more ideas and challenges, or send an email to mscitynextbigdata@microsoft.com.

Microsoft is committed to the CityNext initiative. As part of the Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Group, the China Innovation Group has developed a Microsoft CityNext Big Data Solution Accelerator to help companies accelerate the development and deployment of big data solutions on the Microsoft Data Platform. It is an integrated intelligent solution accelerator that allows cities to unleash the power of all their data. The Microsoft CityNext Big Data Solution Accelerator enables companies to quickly and easily build solutions that ingest, consolidate, store, analyze, gain insights from and take action on data from operational systems, sensor networks, as well as social media.

FAQs

  • What exactly is this solution accelerator?
    • A REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE targeted for Smart City related projects; which require data to be ingested, consolidated, stored, analyzed, in order to gain insights from and take action on data from operational systems, sensor networks, as well as social media.
    • A set of PRE-BUILD ARTIFACTS that are built on top of Microsoft technology that helps companies accelerate the development and deployment of big data solutions for Smart City related projects.
    • A set of SAMPLE CODE that demonstrates the value of an integrated intelligent system that allows solutions to be created so that the power of countless amounts of data can be fully unleashed.
  • Why would I (as a partner) need it?
    • To accelerate ENGAGEMENTS through the illustration of samples to customers to better understand the gaps in requirements and expectations.
    • To accelerate DESIGN through the reference architecture and pre-build artifacts in which basic framework of capabilities and features are provided.
    • To accelerate IMPLEMENTATION using the reference architecture and pre-build artifacts that are all being tested and validated after passing multiple tests.
    • To accelerate DEPLOYMENT through the assistance of the administration and operation guide in which all major configurations and monitor check points are listed and validated.
  • For whom or with what type of opportunity would this solution accelerator likely be targeted?
    • This solution accelerator is being made available to be built ON TOP OF and to enhance the functionality of a big data platform, in order to exceed the expectations of any company with the desire of providing big data solutions.
    • By building WITH and implementing one or more components of this solution accelerator, which has already been tested and validated, the capabilities of providing big data solutions can be significantly extended.
  • Will I get any support?
    • The solution accelerator will be released here on CodePlex. CodePlex is Microsoft's free open source project hosting site. Through Codeplex, we can share this project and collaborate with all of you in order to make this solution accelerator even better.
  • When will I be able to get it?
    • The Microsoft CItyNext Big Data Solution Accelerator IP has been harvested by WW MCS PSS COE and it’s in the process of transferring to the MCS China Delivery Center to make it as a repeatable IP to scale in the WW market. Please refer to the Downloads tab above.

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Last edited Dec 2, 2014 at 1:48 AM by gheadd, version 30