Deep Learning on the New Ubuntu-Based Data Science Virtual Machine for Linux

Authored by Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer, and Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, at Microsoft. Deep learning has received significant attention recently for its ability to create machine learning models with very high accuracy. It’s especially popular in image and speech recognition tasks, where the availability of massive datasets with rich information make it feasible… Read more

Moving eBird to the Azure Cloud

Re-posted from the Azure Data Lake & HDInsight blog. Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, eBird is a citizen science project that allows birders to submit observations to a central database. Birders seek to identify and record the birds that they discover, and can also report how much effort it took to find those… Read more

Announcing the Availability of the Linux Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is by Gopi Kumar, Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Data Group. As a follow-up to the launch of the Windows Data Science Virtual Machine, we’re thrilled to announce the immediate availability of the Linux Data Science Virtual Machine on the Azure marketplace. This is a custom VM image built on the OpenLogic… Read more