Jan Mulkens recently published an article on Microsoft’s recent rush to enhance it’s data science offering. And, as he illustrates, they have been very busy this year.
He highlights a number of their flagship data science initiatives.
- Azure Machine Learning
- Power BI
- Cortana Analytics Suite
- Acquisition of Datazen & Revolution Analytics
- Integration of R in SQL Server
Other significant data science activities at Microsoft this year, in my opinion, include:
- The rise of F# as a data science platform
- The introduction of the Data Science Virtual Machine on Azure
I’m looking forward to what they come up with in 2016.