Space and Time, Microsoft join forces to make blockchain data accessible on Azure Marketplace
Big news just rolled out from Microsoft and Space and Time for Azure customers. The two companies have joined forces to make blockchain data accessible on the Azure Marketplace, giving Azure customers an accelerated on-ramp to easily access, manage and perform analytics on blockchain-native data.
Today, Microsoft Azure Marketplace and Space and Time announced that developers can now deploy the Space and Time data warehouse directly from the Azure Marketplace. The deployment process is streamlined, enabling customers to easily manage and perform analytics on blockchain-native data.
As a leader in AI and intelligent computing, Microsoft is committed to supporting its customers and partners with their business needs, including those in Web3 scenarios. In September 2022, Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12, led a funding round for Space and Time.
The one-click deployment of Space and Time on the Azure Marketplace enables developers to onboard large volumes of enterprise data to smart contracts quickly and easily, while also opening up new use cases for indexed blockchain data. This deployment process provides a trustless intermediary for customers, ensuring secure and efficient management of their data.
“At Microsoft, we are empowering growth across emerging markets—including blockchain and distributed data. Together, Microsoft Azure and Space and Time will provide developers with the tools they need to build the next generation of blockchain use cases,” said Kathleen Mitford, CVP of Global Industry Marketing.
By integrating Space and Time’s Web3 data warehouse with Microsoft Azure cloud services, businesses can benefit from decentralized data storage without needing to restructure their existing infrastructure. This integration allows enterprises to build on the blockchain securely without sacrificing computational power. Microsoft Azure provides a comprehensive set of tools and services, including industry-leading identity and security capabilities, to develop Web3 applications in the era of ubiquitous computing.
As a leader in Web3 data warehousing, Space and Time merges real-time data from major blockchains with customer-provided off-chain datasets. The Space and Time hybrid transactional and analytic (HTAP) data warehouse comes with pre-loaded real-time indexed blockchain data, provided for free.
Customers can easily deploy the Space and Time data warehouse with a one-click deployment, enabling them to integrate it with their existing enterprise infrastructure. By connecting blockchain data to Azure compute, new use cases for base-layer blockchains and decentralized application developers can be generated.
“The need for verifiable data across blockchains, enterprises and AI has never been more important. We provide enterprises with the ability to integrate blockchain data into their applications and business processes, which is critical for both customer growth and enabling responsible data stewards,” said Space and Time CEO and Co-Founder Nate Holiday. “We’re excited to extend our partnership with Microsoft to bridge enterprise data assets with blockchain and AI innovation.”