Cortana Intelligence – Overview of Intelligence Pillar in the Cortana Intelligence Suite

In the previous articles, we saw various aspects of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite including Information Management, Big Data Stores, Machine Learning and Analytics. In this article, we will take a look at the intelligence related aspects and get introduced to some of the intelligent service offerings in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.

We have been using the traditional business intelligence systems for past few decades and big data systems for past decade to solve various business problems and to enable businesses to stay competitive in the market. However, as there is more and more data getting generated / collected, new devices and technologies being adopted at a rapid pace, there is also a need to enhance / revamp the analytics systems by making the systems more intelligent. How can we predict what could potentially happen in future to enable businesses to stay competitive in the market? This is where the intelligent offerings of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite come to the rescue.

Following offerings are part of the Intelligence pillar of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite:

  • Cognitive Services
  • Bot Framework
  • Cortana

In this article, we will look at the fourth pillar of Cortana Intelligence Suite – Intelligence Pillar.

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Overview of Intelligence Pillar in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.

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Cortana Intelligence – Overview of Machine Learning and Analytics in Cortana Intelligence Suite

In the previous articles, we saw various aspects of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite including Information Management and Big Data Stores. In this article, we will take a look at the data processing and machine learning aspects and get introduced to Machine Learning and Analytics in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Machine Learning and Analytics is the 3rd pillar of Cortana Intelligence Suite and deals with large scale data processing and gaining insights into the data using machine learning technologies.

Machine Learning and Analytics in the Cortana Intelligence Suite is comprised of the following four Azure offerings:

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure HDInsight
  • Azure Data Lake Analytics
  • Azure Machine Learning

In this article, we will look at an overview of each of the above four azure offerings.

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Overview of Machine Learning and Analytics in Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Cortana Intelligence – Overview of Big Data Stores in the Cortana Intelligence Suite

In the previous articles, we saw an What Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite is all about and also got introduced to Information Management in Cortana Intelligence Suite. In this article, we will take a look at the storage aspects and get introduced to Big Data Stores in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.

Big Data Stores is the Data Storage step in the process of Transforming Data into Intelligent Actions. This step is one of the key pillars of Cortana Intelligence Suite as it deals with large scale data storage offering high performance and throughput.

Big Data Stores in the Cortana Intelligence Suite is comprised of the following two Azure offerings:

  • Azure Data Lake Store
  • Azure SQL Data Warehouse

In this article, we will look at an overview of each of the above two azure offerings.

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Overview of Big Data Stores in the Cortana Intelligence Suite.