The Ins and Outs of Azure Data Factory – Orchestration and Management of Diverse Data

Earlier this week, at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, we announced the preview of Azure Data Factory. Azure Data Factory enables information production by orchestrating and managing diverse data. Learn about the ins and outs of this new service here. ML Blog Team… Read more

Embracing Uncertainty – Probabilistic Inference

This is the second of a 2-part blog post by Chris Bishop, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. The first part is available here.  Last week we explored the key role played by probabilities in machine learning, and we saw some of the advantages of arranging for the outputs of a classifier to represent probabilities rather… Read more

Microsoft Adds Streaming Analytics, Data Production and Workflow Services to Azure

This is a repost of an article by Joseph Sirosh on Microsoft’s Data Platform Insider blog in which we announced three new services earlier today: Azure Stream Analytics, a cost-effective event processing engine that helps uncover real-time insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, applications and data quickly and easily. Azure Data Factory, which enables information production… Read more

Embracing Uncertainty – the Role of Probabilities

This is the first of a 2-part blog post by Chris Bishop, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. The second part was later posted here. Almost every application of machine learning (ML) involves uncertainty. For example, if we are classifying images according to the objects they contain, some images will be difficult to classify, even for… Read more

Video – Joseph Sirosh Interview with theCUBE at BigDataNYC 2014

Joseph Sirosh was recently interviewed in NYC by Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick on theCube. He covers a lot of ground including suggestions for aspiring data scientists, the great opportunity on the Azure marketplace and also the future of machine learning and Azure ML Check out the video below. ML Blog Team… Read more

Video – Joseph Sirosh Keynote: "A New Data Science Economy" at Strata + Hadoop 2014

Be sure to check out Joseph’s keynote talk below, under 10 minutes long, summarizing how, in the emerging new Data Science Economy, data scientists are able to monetize their skills – at scale, in the cloud – just like app developers have been able to do for several years now. Joseph blogged about this topic… Read more

Web Services and Marketplaces Create a New Data Science Economy

This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Yesterday, at Strata + Hadoop World, we announced the expansion of our data services with support of real-time analytics for Apache Hadoop in Azure HDInsight and new machine learning (ML) capabilities in the Azure Marketplace. Today, I would like… Read more

Distributed Cloud-Based Machine Learning

This post is authored by Dhruv Mahajan, Sundararajan Sellamanickam and Keerthi Selvaraj, Researchers at Microsoft’s Cloud & Information Services Lab (CISL) and at Microsoft Research. Enterprises of all stripes are amassing huge troves of data assets, e.g. logs pertaining to user behavior, system access, usage patterns and much more. Companies will benefit enormously by using… Read more

Predict the 2014 U.S. Elections and more – at Microsoft Prediction Lab

Microsoft Prediction Lab lets you make predictions about upcoming events and view the combined predictions of the crowd! Go ahead and predict every Senate, House and Gubernatorial race out there. Weigh in on a range of other topics, e.g. foreign affairs, social issues, science, technology and more. Your predictions get integrated into our crowd forecasts,… Read more

Azure ML is Helping CMU Become More Energy Efficient

Posted by Vinod Anantharaman, head of business strategy, Microsoft Information Management and Machine Learning (IMML). Buildings are powered by multiple systems such as heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, security and more, each of which affect occupant comfort and energy consumption. Traditionally, each system comes with its own sensors, actuators and the like, and some of these… Read more