Azure ML Now Available as a Function in Azure Stream Analytics

This post is authored by Sudhesh Suresh, Senior PM at Microsoft. Several Azure customers have asked to combine the real time analytics capabilities in Azure Stream Analytics with the power of Azure ML in quickly building and operationalizing any machine learning model as a web service. We are very excited to announce that this feature… Read more

Free Webinar: Energy Forecasting in Smart Grids

Demand forecasting is a critical task for the energy industry. Building a reliable forecasting mechanism, however, presents huge challenges, requiring major investments in data collection, storage, model building, data flow automation and more. The recently announced Cortana Analytics Suite from Microsoft provides multiple services – including Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Factory,… Read more

The Azure Stream Analytics Query Language

This post is by Janet Yeilding, a Program Manager on the Azure Stream Analytics team, and is based on a recent session from the Microsoft Advanced Analytics webinar series. Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) is a cloud service that enables real-time processing over streams of data flowing in from devices, sensors, websites and other live systems…. Read more

Free Webinar: Intro to Azure Stream Analytics

Learn about one of the cool technologies powering the viral http://how-old.net/# demo. If you aren’t among the tens of millions who have tried that demo, essentially it lets you upload a picture and have it analyzed by the Face API – available on the Azure ML Gallery – to predict the age and gender of… Read more

Announcing the General Availability of Azure Stream Analytics

This post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft. As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a world-class data platform, I am thrilled to announce the general availability of Azure Stream Analytics, a fully managed cloud service for real-time processing of streaming data. This new… Read more

6 Minutes to Learn How to Get a Cloud-Based IoT Solution Running!

This post is by Santosh Balasubramanian, a Program Manager in the Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics team Have you ever wondered how to connect cheap devices like Arduino boards or Raspberry Pi’s with off-the-shelf sensors (which measure such things as temperature, light, motion, sound, etc.) to create your own monitoring solutions? Have you assumed that it… Read more

Trill – Processing "Big Data" Orders of Magnitude Faster

Re-posted from the Inside Microsoft Research blog. One of the underpinnings of the Azure Stream Analytics service – which we have covered in our earlier blog posts – is a query processor from a high-performance streaming analytics engine named Trill. Developed by Microsoft researchers, Trill processes data a whole lot faster than today’s streaming engines… Read more

Channel 9 Video on Azure Stream Analytics

In case you missed it: Channel 9 recently featured a discussion and demos of our preview release of Azure Stream Analytics. “Data Exposed” is a good place on Channel 9 to learn about Microsoft’s world of data – be it relational or non-relational, established products like SQL or brand new. The site now features some… Read more

Microsoft ML featured on CIO magazine, WIRED, KDnuggets and PCWorld in the past week

Microsoft’s Machine Learning technology got a bit of press coverage in the past week – here’s a quick round up of the major stories:  1. Internet of Things Helps Asthma Patients Breathe Easily  Medical device company Aerocrine is reducing device downtime and better servicing hospitals and clinics by using new IoT services from Microsoft including… Read more

Azure Event Hubs now commercially available

Yesterday, we announced the commercial availability of Azure Event Hubs. In the IoT (Internet of Things) world that we live in, ever large amounts of telemetry data are being emitted by multiple distinct sources such as sensors and applications embedded into things that we use or interact with every day. Azure Event Hubs allows for… Read more