Fastly Partners with Microsoft for Data Analytics at the Edge


The partnership integrates Fastly’s edge cloud platform with Azure’s data analytics solutions including Data Explorer, Blob Storage, and Event Grid.

Edge cloud platform provider Fastly has joined up with Microsoft to create a new solution for data analytics at the edge. The new partnership will integrate Microsoft’s Azure Data Explorer, Blob Storage, and Event Grid with Fastly’s platform for near real-time data analytics. The companies’ goal is to improve business decision making and use big data to create superior end-user experiences and better product performance.

“Fastly delivers more than a three million log events per second, empowering our customers to easily view their traffic, understand their site health, and make the changes they need as quickly as possible,” explained Dana Wolf, SVP of Product and Marketing at Fastly. “To this end, we embrace and integrate with a multitude of central cloud platforms. This partnership and the integrations we’re building with Microsoft are another investment in support of our customer-first philosophy, empowering businesses to get the most value out of their operations at the edge.”

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Over 2 billion gigabytes of data are captured each day, and that figure is expected to keep growing. Microsoft’s Azure Data Explorer is designed to provide improved visibility into such large data sets. By partnering with Fastly, businesses can collect data from the edge in real time and combine it with data from other sources in a central platform. Fastly provides 100% of logs in real-time from the edge.

“With Azure Data Explorer, engineers can instantly identify trends, patterns, or anomalies from their ever-growing and changing data. Joining forces with Fastly, we can provide innovative organizations with a solution to deeply understand across their edge workloads,” says Daniel Yu, Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft. “Microsoft and Fastly share the same principles of speed, scalability, and flexibility, so we believe the integration of our technologies will provide a unique solution for our customers.”

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