Revolutionizing Retail Through Personalization and Advanced Analytics – Free White Paper & Webinar

The way people shop has changed considerably in recent years. These days, people comparison shop on the go, receive promotional deals at their fingertips, and all get the information they need to make buying decisions in near real time. If you are in the retail business, you need to get ahead of the curve and… Read more

Load Data Directly from Azure Data Lake into Azure SQL Data Warehouse Using Polybase

Re-posted from the Azure blog. NOTE: This post was updated on Tuesday February 14th 2017, including an update to the title. Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure SQL DW, or just SQL DW for short) is a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehousing solution in the cloud. It is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale… Read more

Home Appliances, Vending Machines – Even Cruise Ships – Get an Infusion of Cortana Intelligence & Machine Learning

A quick overview of recent customer case studies involving the application of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Machine Learning offerings. Carnival Maritime Predicts Water Consumption on Cruise Ships The Costa Group’s fleet of 26 cruise ships sail all over the world. The industrial equipment on their ships have thousands of sensors that collect data in… Read more

Julia – A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing

This post is authored by Viral B. Shah, co-creator of the Julia language and co-founder and CEO at Julia Computing, and Avik Sengupta, head of engineering at Julia Computing. The Julia language provides a fresh new approach to numerical computing, where there is no longer a compromise between performance and productivity. A high-level language that… Read more

New Year & New Updates to the Windows Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in the Data Group at Microsoft. First of all, a big thank you to all users of the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) for your tremendous response to our offering in 2016. We’re looking forward to a similarly great year in 2017. The new year… Read more

A Plethora of Microsoft Training Options on AI, Machine Learning & Data Science, including MOOCs

This post is authored by Kristin M. Tolle, Director of Program Management for Advanced Analytics Ecosystem Development and Training at Microsoft. Cortana Intelligence, Microsoft’s end-to-end platform for Advanced Analytics, offers a suite of services to solve real world customer problems. The suite has many moving parts – Data Lake, HDInsight (Hadoop), Event Hub, Machine Learning… Read more

Azure Machine Learning Now Available in West Central US

This post is authored by Ted Way, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. We are pleased to announce that Azure Machine Learning is now generally available in the West Central United States (WCUS) Azure region. With this, Azure ML is now available in these regions: United States East US2 South Central US NEW: West Central US… Read more

Pioneer Behind “Internet of Oysters” Now Looking to Sustainably Feed the Planet

Re-posted from the Microsoft Transform blog. Ros Harvey has been a pioneer when it comes to using technology to improve the lives of millions of people. After having recently upended oyster farming in Australia with her work on the “Internet of Oysters”, she decided to expand her business, which is called The Yield, to help… Read more

Announcing Data Science Utilities Version 0.11, for the Team Data Science Process

This post is authored by Hang Zhang, Senior Data Scientist Manager, Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, at Microsoft. Back in September 2016, we released an early public preview of Team Data Science Process (TDSP), with the goal of supporting secure collaboration within enterprise data science organizations, with capabilities such as… Read more

How Adobe, Dallas Zoo and Financial Fabric Are Using Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Azure Data Platform

A montage of recent customer use cases, demonstrating the range of capabilities of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Advanced Analytics offerings. Adobe Helps Customers Break the Language Barrier Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is an enterprise content management platform that helps large and mid-size companies manage their web content, digital assets, online communities and more. Digital… Read more