Category Archives: Big Data

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.

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Cortana Intelligence – Overview of Information Management in Cortana Intelligence Suite

In the previous article, we saw an Overview of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite, what are the pillars of Cortana Intelligence Suite, and what business problems this suite can solve. In this article, we will look at the first pillar of Cortana Intelligence Suite – Information Management.

Information Management is the Data Ingestion step in the process of Transforming Data into Intelligent Actions. This step is similar to the Data Ingestion step in a typical Data Warehouse and BI Architecture.

Information Management is comprised of the following three Azure offerings:

  • Azure Event Hubs
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Azure Data Catalog

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

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

Cortana Intelligence – Introduction to Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite

Cortana Intelligence (Formerly known as “Cortana Analytics”) has been gaining popularity in the past few months and more and more organizations are adopting this offering from Microsoft.

Cortana Intelligence is a suite of fully managed Business Intelligence (BI), Big Data, and Advanced Analytics service offerings from Microsoft in the Azure Cloud. In this article, let’s look at the following aspects of Cortana Intelligence Suite:

  • Overview of Cortana Intelligence Suite
  • How it is related to Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Architecture of Cortana Intelligence Suite
  • Cortana Intelligence Suite Highlights
  • Typical Use Cases of Cortana Intelligence Suite

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Introduction to Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite.