Microsoft Data Platform Overview

Update 2015-11-11: Updated the graphics to include Azure Data Catalog. The variety of offerings in Microsoft's end-to-end analytics platform sometimes feels overwhelming, especially with the rapid evolution. For example, at the Build conference we announced the upcoming availability of Azure SQL DW and Azure Data Lake, while at the Ignite conference we presented the new…

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Meet Azure Machine Learning

  We just released the Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) preview.  What is Azure ML?  Microsoft Azure ML is fully managed service to create, test, operationalize and manage predictive analytics solutions in the cloud. With just a browser, you can now sign up to Azure Machine Learning, upload data and immediately start machine learning experiments….


Morgan Stanley CIO Survey: BI, DW and Analytics remain key priorities for 2014

  Morgan Stanley surveyed 150 CIOs from companies with annual revenue between $500 million and north of $20 billion. Morgan Stanley reports 4.6% IT spending growth in 2013 and expects 2014 spending increase of 4.5%. The surveyed CIOs' "spending mindset" continues to shift toward growth investment and away from cost-cutting. Cloud computing, ERP and business…