What is Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview?

Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview is a secure, reliable, hyperscale, fully managed cloud-based data platform solution for the energy industry. It is an enterprise-grade data platform that brings together the capabilities of OSDU™ Data Platform, Microsoft's secure and trusted Azure cloud platform, and SLB's extensive domain expertise. It allows customers to free data from silos, provides strong data management, storage, and federation strategy. Microsoft Energy Data Services ensures compatibility with evolving community standards like OSDU™ and enables value addition through interoperability with both first-party and third-party solutions.


Microsoft Energy Data Services is currently in preview. For legal terms that apply to features that are in beta, in preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability, see the Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

Microsoft Energy Data Services requires registration and is available to only approved customers and partners during the preview period. To request access to Microsoft Energy Data Services during the preview period, use this form.


Microsoft Energy Data Services conforms to the following principles:

Fully managed OSDU™ platform

Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview is a first-party PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering where Microsoft manages the deployment, monitoring, management, scale, security, updates, and upgrades of the service so that the customers can focus on the value from the platform. Microsoft offers seamless upgrades to the latest OSDU™ milestone versions after testing and validation.

Furthermore, Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview provides security capabilities like encryption for data-in-transit and data-at-rest. The authentication and authorization are provided by Azure Active Directory. Microsoft also assumes the responsibility of providing regular security patches and updates.

Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview also supports multiple data partitions for every platform instance. More data partitions can also be created after creating an instance, as needed.

As an Azure-based service, it also provides elasticity with auto-scaling to handle dynamically varying workload requirements. The service provides out-of-the-box compatibility and built-in integration with industry-leading applications from SLB, including Petrel to provide quick time to value.

Microsoft will provide support for the platform to enable our customers' use cases.

Accelerated innovation with openness in mind

Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview is compatible with the OSDU™ Technical Standard enables seamless integration of existing applications that have been developed in alignment with the emerging requirements of the OSDU™ Standard.

The platform's openness and integration with Microsoft Azure Marketplace brings industry-leading applications, solutions, and integration services offered by our extensive partner ecosystem to our customers.

Extensibility with the Microsoft ecosystem

Most of our customers rely on ubiquitous tools and applications from Microsoft. The Microsoft Energy Data Services Preview platform is piloting how it can seamlessly work with deeply used Microsoft apps like SharePoint for data ingestion, Synapse for data transformations and pipelines, Power BI for data visualization, and other possibilities. A Power BI connector has already been released in the community, and partners are leveraging these tools and connectors to enhance their integrations with Microsoft apps and services.

OSDU™ is a trademark of The Open Group.

Next steps

Follow the quickstart guide to quickly deploy Microsoft Energy Data Service in your Azure subscription