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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.

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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!

Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 1 – Introduction to HDInsight

After the success of my Big Data Basics series, I was thinking of writing about HDInsight and I finally started with the Getting Started with HDInsight series.

In Part 1 of Getting Started with HDInsight series, we will take a look at the following aspects of HDInsight:

  • Difference between a Typical Hadoop and a Typical HDInsight Architectures
  • Benefits of using Azure Blob Storage with HDInsight
  • Different Ways of Deploying Hadoop on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud
    • Manual Deployment
    • Azure HDInsight Deployment

To continue reading, catch the full article here: Getting Started with HDInsight – Part 1 – Introduction to HDInsight.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series!