Now Serving: More AI with Your Big Data

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. Earlier today, at Build 2017, we made a string of announcements to further help developers and customers around the planet create breakthrough experiences through the power of artificial intelligence and big data. There were 3 major themes to these announcements: 1. AI at the Heart of the Microsoft… Read more

Monitoring Petabyte-Scale AI Data Lakes in Azure

This post by Reed Umbrasas, Software Engineer at Microsoft. Azure Data Lake Analytics lets customers run massively parallel jobs over petabytes of raw data stored in Azure Data Lake Store. During the recent Microsoft Data Amp event, we demonstrated how this massive processing power can be used to build a petabyte scale AI data lake… Read more

Optimizing Project Staffing to Improve Profitability with Cortana Intelligence

This post is by Francesca Lazzeri and Hong Lu, Data Scientists, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager, at Microsoft. Introduction and Business Domain Recent advancements in machine learning and big data technologies are allowing companies to apply better staffing strategies by taking advantage of historical data. Ensuring that the right people get assigned to… Read more

Virtual Reality Games, Digital Signs & Swedish Apartments Get a Boost with Microsoft AI & Machine Learning

A peek at recent customer stories involving the application of Microsoft AI, Big Data & Machine Learning. Your Voice is the Controller in an Immersive New VR Game from Human Interact Human Interact is a VR storytelling startup based in Champaign, Illinois, and Starship Commander is one their newest VR games. One of the goals… 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

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

Cleveland Clinic to Identify At-Risk Patients in ICU using Cortana Intelligence

This post is by Shaheen Gauher, PhD, and Fidan Boylu Uz, PhD, Data Scientists at Microsoft. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center providing clinical and hospital care. It’s a leader in research, education and health information and at the forefront of developing and applying new technology. Cleveland Clinic launched eHospital in April 2014… Read more

Portland Trail Blazers Use Cortana Intelligence to Better Understand Fans, Boost Ticket Sales

This post is co-authored by Ke Huang, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. To succeed as a business, a professional sports team must know its fans well. From ticket sales to merchandise to concessions, having a great understanding of the fans is critical to all aspects of customer engagement and… Read more

How to Use Azure ML with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This post is by Simon Lidberg, Solution Architect at the Data Insights Center of Excellence at Microsoft. In many machine learning projects, you want to consume training data coming from a relational database, and Azure ML has supported reading data coming from an Azure SQL Database (Azure SQL DB). Now, with the release of Azure… Read more

Cloud-Based Energy Disaggregation Using the Cortana Analytics Suite

This post is authored by Dmitry Pechyony, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager at Microsoft. For those of you who have looked at your electricity bill in dismay, wondering what makes your energy consumption so sky high, help may soon be on its way. The technique of energy disaggregation… Read more