Category Archives: Windows Azure

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.

Azure HDInsight – Introduction to Microsoft Azure HDInsight

We have seen the basics of big data in the Big Data Basics Series and this series received an overwhelming response from the readers. Continuing the Big Data journey, I have put together a presentation on Introduction to Microsoft Azure HDInsight which is Microsoft’s Hadoop Distribution in the Azure Cloud. In this presentation, following concepts have been covered:

  • What is Big Data
  • What is Hadoop
  • Hadoop Distributions
  • Choosing a Hadoop Distribution
  • Overview of Azure HDInsight
  • Architecture of Azure HDInsight
  • Microsoft’s Data Platform and Enterprise BI Ecosystem
  • Why Choose Azure HDInsight
  • HDInsight Use Cases
  • Typical HDInsight Implementation
  • Further Reading and Learning Resources

To continue reading, go through this presentation.

Until next time, happy learning!