Developing and Operationalizing H2O.ai Models with Azure

This post is authored by Daisy Deng, Software Engineer, and Abhinav Mithal, Senior Engineering Manager, at Microsoft. The focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence has soared over the past few years, even as fast, scalable and reliable ML and AI solutions are increasingly viewed as being vital to business success. H2O.ai has lately been… Read more

Exciting AI Platform & Tools Announcements from Microsoft

Re-posted from the Azure blog. We made some exciting AI-related announcements at Microsoft Connect(); 2017 earlier today. Specifically, we talked about how we’re making it even easier for developers and data scientists to infuse AI into new and existing apps with these new capabilities: Azure IoT Edge integration in Azure ML. A new Azure Databricks… Read more

Free Webinars in November – Learn from Big Data & Machine Learning Applications in Healthcare

Join us for a set of exciting webinars starting next Tuesday, November 14th, at which we’ll show you how data science and machine learning are being applied in the medical field. You will be able to take the learnings from these webinars to use Azure Machine Learning, Azure Data Lake and Hadoop Spark clusters in… Read more

The Microsoft Team Data Science Process (TDSP) – Recent Updates

This post is authored by Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, Wei Guo, Data Scientist, Brad Severtson, Senior Content Developer, and Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist Lead, at Microsoft What is TDSP Improving the efficiency of developing and deploying data science solutions requires an efficient process to complement the data platforms and data science tools that you… Read more

Introducing Microsoft Machine Learning Server 9.2 Release

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared his vision for Microsoft and AI, pointing to Microsoft’s beginnings as a tools company, and our current focus on democratizing AI by putting tools “in the hands of every developer, every organization, every… Read more

Announcing Microsoft Machine Learning Library for Apache Spark

This post is authored by Roope Astala, Senior Program Manager, and Sudarshan Raghunathan, Principal Software Engineering Manager, at Microsoft. We’re excited to announce the Microsoft Machine Learning library for Apache Spark – a library designed to make data scientists more productive on Spark, increase the rate of experimentation, and leverage cutting-edge machine learning techniques –… Read more

End-to-End Scenarios Enabled by the Data Science Virtual Machine: Webinar Video

This post is authored by Barnam Bora, Program Manager in the Algorithms & Data Science team at Microsoft. Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a family of popular VM images in Windows Server & Linux flavors that are published on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. They have a curated but broad set of pre-configured machine… Read more

Using Microsoft’s Deep Learning Toolkit with Spark on Azure HDInsight Clusters

This post is authored by Miruna Oprescu, Software Engineer, and Mary Wahl, Data Scientist at Microsoft Have you ever wondered what it would be like to combine the power of deep learning with the scalability of distributed computing? Say no more! We present a solution that uses leading-edge technologies to score images using a pre-trained… Read more

Embarrassingly Parallel Image Classification, Using Cognitive Toolkit and TensorFlow on Azure HDInsight Spark

This post is by Mary Wahl, Data Scientist, T.J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist Manager, Miruna Oprescu, Software Engineer, and Sudarshan Raghunathan, Principal Software Engineering Manager, at Microsoft. Summary Deep neural networks (DNNs) are extraordinarily versatile and increasingly popular machine learning models that require significantly more time and computational resources for execution than traditional approaches. By… Read more

End-to-End Data Science Walkthrough with Spark 2.0 on Azure HDInsight Hadoop Clusters

This post is authored by Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist, and Brad Severtson, Senior Content Developer, at Microsoft. The data scientists among you would have seen how Spark 2.0, which released in July 2016, offered several enhancements over Spark 1.6. These enhancements included: Easier ANSI SQL and more streamlined APIs. Improvements in the speeds of… Read more