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Anomaly Detector

Easily add anomaly detection capabilities to your apps

Anomaly Detector
API Apps

Easily build and consume Cloud APIs

API Apps
API Management

Publish APIs to developers, partners, and employees securely and at scale

API Management
App Configuration

Fast, scalable parameter storage for app configuration

App Configuration
App Service

Quickly create powerful cloud apps for web and mobile

App Service
Application Gateway

Build secure, scalable, and highly available web front ends in Azure

Application Gateway
Application Insights

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Application Insights
Archive Storage

Industry leading price point for storing rarely accessed data

Archive Storage
ARM templates

Deliver infrastructure as code for all your Azure resources using Resource Manager

ARM templates
Automation

Simplify cloud management with process automation

Automation
Azure Active Directory (AD)

Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Azure Active Directory (AD)
Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Join Azure virtual machines to a domain without domain controllers

Azure Active Directory Domain Services
Azure Active Directory External Identities

Consumer identity and access management in the cloud

Azure Active Directory External Identities
Azure Advisor

Your personalized Azure best practices recommendation engine

Azure Advisor
Azure Analysis Services

Enterprise-grade analytics engine as a service

Azure Analysis Services
Azure Applied AI Services

Specialized services that enable organizations to accelerate time to value in applying AI to solve common scenarios

Azure Applied AI Services
Azure Arc (Preview)

Bring Azure services and management to any infrastructure

Azure Arc (Preview)
Azure Backup

Simplify data protection and protect against ransomware

Azure Backup
Azure Bastion

Private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your virtual machines

Azure Bastion
Azure Cache for Redis

Power applications with high-throughput, low-latency data access

Azure Cache for Redis
Azure Cognitive Search

AI-powered cloud search service for mobile and web app development

Azure Cognitive Search
Azure Cognitive Services

Add smart API capabilities to enable contextual interactions

Azure Cognitive Services
Azure Cosmos DB

Fast NoSQL database with open APIs for any scale

Azure Cosmos DB
Azure Data Explorer

Fast and highly scalable data exploration service

Azure Data Explorer
Azure Data Lake Storage

Massively scalable, secure data lake functionality built on Azure Blob Storage

Azure Data Lake Storage
Azure Data Studio

A lightweight editor that can run serverless SQL pool queries and view and save results as text, JSON, or Excel.

Azure Data Studio
Azure Database for MariaDB

Managed MariaDB database service for app developers

Azure Database for MariaDB
Azure Database for MySQL

Managed MySQL database service for app developers

Azure Database for MySQL
Azure Database for PostgreSQL

Managed PostgreSQL database service for app developers

Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Azure Database Migration Service

Simplify on-premises database migration to the cloud

Azure Database Migration Service
Azure Databricks

Fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark-based analytics platform

Azure Databricks
Azure Dedicated Host

A dedicated physical server to host your Azure VMs for Windows and Linux

Azure Dedicated Host
Azure Dev Spaces

Test and iteratively develop your microservices app in Azure AKS

Azure Dev Spaces
Azure DNS

Host your DNS domain in Azure

Azure DNS
Azure ExpressRoute

Dedicated private network fiber connections to Azure

Azure ExpressRoute
Azure Files

Simple, secure and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares

Azure Files
Azure Firewall

Native firewalling capabilities with built-in high availability, unrestricted cloud scalability, and zero maintenance

Azure Firewall
Azure Firewall Manager

Central network security policy and route management for globally distributed, software-defined perimeters

Azure Firewall Manager
Azure Functions

Process events with serverless code

Azure Functions
Azure HPC Cache

File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)

Azure HPC Cache
Azure Information Protection

Better protect your sensitive information—anytime, anywhere

Azure Information Protection
Azure IoT Edge

Extend cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices

Azure IoT Edge
Azure IoT Hub

Connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets

Azure IoT Hub
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Simplify the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Azure Lighthouse

Empowering service providers to manage customers at scale and with precision

Azure Lighthouse
Azure Machine Learning

Bring AI to everyone with an end-to-end, scalable, trusted platform with experimentation and model management

Azure Machine Learning
Azure Managed Applications

Simplify management of cloud offerings

Azure Managed Applications
Azure Media Player

A single player for all your playback needs

Azure Media Player
Azure Migrate

Easily discover, assess, right-size, and migrate your on-premises VMs to Azure

Azure Migrate
Azure Monitor

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Azure Monitor
Azure Policy

Implement corporate governance and standards at scale for Azure resources

Azure Policy
Azure Private Link

Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform, keeping your data on the Microsoft network

Azure Private Link
Azure Resource Manager

Simplify how you manage your app resources

Azure Resource Manager
Azure Resource Mover

Simplify how you move multiple resources between Azure regions

Azure Resource Mover
Azure Route Server

Simplify operations management of your network appliances

Azure Route Server
Azure Service Health

Personalized guidance and support for when issues in Azure services affect you

Azure Service Health
Azure SignalR Service

Add real-time web functionality easily

Azure SignalR Service
Azure Site Recovery

Keep your business running with built-in disaster recovery service

Azure Site Recovery
Azure Sphere

Securely connect MCU-powered devices from the silicon to the cloud

Azure Sphere
Azure Spring Apps

A fully managed Spring Cloud service, built and operated with Pivotal

Azure Spring Apps
Azure SQL

Modern SQL family for migration and app modernization

Azure SQL
Azure SQL Database

Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud

Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Edge

Small-footprint, edge-optimized data engine with built-in AI

Azure SQL Edge
Azure SQL Managed Instance

Managed, always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud

Azure SQL Managed Instance
Azure Stack

Build and run innovative hybrid applications across cloud boundaries

Azure Stack
Azure Stack HCI

Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on premises

Azure Stack HCI
Azure Stack Hub

Azure Stack Hub is sold as an integrated hardware system, with software pre-installed on validated hardware

Azure Stack Hub
Azure Stream Analytics

Real-time analytics on fast moving streams of data from applications and devices

Azure Stream Analytics
Azure Time Series Insights

Explore and analyze time-series data from IoT devices

Azure Time Series Insights
Azure Virtual Desktop

The best virtual desktop experience, delivered on Azure

Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Web PubSub

Easily build real-time messaging web applications using WebSockets and the publish-subscribe pattern

Azure Web PubSub
Batch

Cloud-scale job scheduling and compute management

Batch
Blob Storage

REST-based object storage for unstructured data

Blob Storage
Cloud Services

Create highly available, infinitely scalable cloud applications and APIs

Cloud Services
Computer Vision

Distill actionable information from images

Computer Vision
Container Instances

Easily run containers on Azure without managing servers

Container Instances
Container Registry

Store and manage container images across all types of Azure deployments

Container Registry
Content Delivery Network

Ensure secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach

Content Delivery Network
Content Moderator

Automated image, text, and video moderation

Content Moderator
Content Protection

Securely deliver content using AES, PlayReady, Widevine, and Fairplay

Content Protection
Cost Management + Billing

Optimize what you spend on the cloud, while maximizing cloud potential

Cost Management + Billing
Data Box

Appliances and solutions for data transfer to Azure

Data Box
Data Factory

Hybrid data integration at enterprise scale, made easy

Data Factory
Data Science Virtual Machines

Rich pre-configured environment for AI development

Data Science Virtual Machines
Disk Storage

High-performance, highly durable block storage for Azure Virtual Machines

Disk Storage
Encoding

Studio grade encoding at cloud scale

Encoding
Event Grid

Get reliable event delivery at massive scale

Event Grid
Event Hubs

Receive telemetry from millions of devices

Event Hubs
Face

Detect, identify, analyze, organize, and tag faces in photos

Face
Form Recognizer

The AI-powered document extraction service that understands your forms

Form Recognizer
HDInsight

Provision cloud Hadoop, Spark, R Server, HBase, and Storm clusters

HDInsight
Key Vault

Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets

Key Vault
Language Understanding

Teach your apps to understand commands from your users

Language Understanding
Linux Virtual Machines

Provision virtual machines for Ubuntu, Red Hat, and more

Linux Virtual Machines
Live and On-Demand Streaming

Deliver content to virtually all devices with scale to meet business needs

Live and On-Demand Streaming
Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

Load Balancer
Log Analytics

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Log Analytics
Logic Apps

Automate the access and use of data across clouds without writing code

Logic Apps
Media Services

Encode, store, and stream video and audio at scale

Media Services
Metrics Advisor

An AI service that monitors metrics and diagnoses issues

Metrics Advisor
Microsoft Azure portal

Build, manage, and monitor all Azure products in a single, unified console

Microsoft Azure portal
Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Security posture management and advanced threat protection across Azure, hybrid, and multicloud workloads

Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Network Watcher

Network performance monitoring and diagnostics solution

Network Watcher
Notification Hubs

Send push notifications to any platform from any back end

Notification Hubs
Power BI Embedded

Embed fully interactive, stunning data visualizations in your applications

Power BI Embedded
Queue Storage

Effectively scale apps according to traffic

Queue Storage
Service Bus

Connect across private and public cloud environments

Service Bus
Service Fabric

Develop microservices and orchestrate containers on Windows or Linux

Service Fabric
Speech to Text

Convert spoken audio to text for more natural interactions

Speech to Text
Speech Translation

Easily integrate real-time speech translation to your app

Speech Translation
SQL Server on Virtual Machines

Host enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud

SQL Server on Virtual Machines
Storage

Durable, highly available, and massively scalable cloud storage

Storage
Storage Explorer

View and interact with Azure Storage resources

Storage Explorer
Table Storage

NoSQL key-value store using semi-structured datasets

Table Storage
Text Analytics

Easily evaluate sentiment and topics to understand what users want

Text Analytics
Text to Speech

Convert text to speech to create more natural, accessible interfaces

Text to Speech
Traffic Manager

Route incoming traffic for high performance and availability

Traffic Manager
Translator

Easily conduct machine translation with a simple REST API call

Translator
Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Manage and scale up to thousands of Linux and Windows virtual machines

Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Virtual Network

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises datacenters

Virtual Network
Virtual WAN

Microsoft-managed hub and spoke service for connectivity and security

Virtual WAN
Visual Studio

The powerful and flexible environment for developing applications in the cloud

Visual Studio
Visual Studio App Center

Continuously build, test, release, and monitor your mobile and desktop apps

Visual Studio App Center
Visual Studio Code

A powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development

Visual Studio Code
VPN Gateway

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

VPN Gateway
Web App for Containers

Easily deploy and run containerized web apps that scale with your business

Web App for Containers
Web Apps

Quickly create and deploy mission critical web apps at scale

Web Apps
Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Long-term OS support and services to manage device updates and assess device health

Windows 10 IoT Core Services
Windows Virtual Machines

Provision Windows virtual machines in seconds

Windows Virtual Machines
Xamarin

Create cloud-powered mobile apps faster

Xamarin

Azure clouds

Azure China

A dedicated cloud located in China and operated by 21Vianet.

Partner solutions

Commercial marketplace

An online marketplace of applications and services from independent software vendor (ISV) partners.