Microsoft’s recently released Cortana Analytics Suite aims to be the “Office of analytics.” Microsoft vice president Joseph Sirosh walked through the major features of the software.
It’s focused in four areas: information management, big data stores, machine learning and analytics, and dashboards and visualizations.
Information management allows users to “bring data in and manage it,” according to Sirosh. “And it turns out to be a much more complex problem that you think, in real-world situations.” Big data stores maintain data in queriable ways. Machine learning and analytics allow for real-time batch analytics through features like Azure Stream Analytics.