Cortana Analytics any time soon – powerful, predictive analytics for the IoT

October 13th, 2015 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Cortana Analytics refers to a cloud-based ecosystem hosted in Microsoft Azure for building and deploying elastic, scalable modern data warehousing and advanced analytics solutions. The entire data workflow — from event ingest/data capture, to data storage, to analytical processing and transformation, to modeling, to real-world deployment — is covered by a set of cloud-based services are intended to be combined to collect events and data and turn them into actionable intelligence, enabling human or automated action
- Cortana Analytics is a fully managed big data and advanced analytics suite that enables you to transform your data into intelligent action.
- Cortana Analytics Suite enables core analytics scenarios such as real-time recommendations, customer churn forecasting, fraud detection, predictive maintenance and many more.
- Take action ahead of your competitors by going beyond looking in the rear-view mirror to predicting what’s next.
– Enhance your business applications with machine intelligence to evolve from simple descriptive analytics to prescriptive recommendations.

The Cortana Analytics Suite encompasses a set of these data-oriented Azure PaaS offerings, including:
• Azure Event Hub
• Azure Data Catalog
• Azure Data Factory
• Azure Data Lake
• Azure SQL Data Warehouse
• Azure Stream Analytics
• Azure HDInsight
• Azure Machine Learning
• Power BI
• Cortana

Integrate with Cortana, a personal digital assistant that works with the Cortana Analytics Suite to enable your business, and your customers’ businesses, to get things done in more helpful, proactive, and natural ways.
• Helpful: By intelligently learning about your business needs over time,
• Cortana is increasingly helpful when connecting data to intelligent action.
• Natural interaction: Interact with you data with natural language and speech, through Cortana.
• Proactive: Cortana can analyze business and customer data to pro-actively suggest helpful actions, trends and insights.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, the largest hospital in northern New England, USA is developing a remote monitoring and predictive analytics solution called ImagineCare using the Cortana Analytics Suite. Leveraging predictive analytics, ImagineCare will enable dynamic treatment plans based on the individual patient’s history and profile and patterns observed from a broad corpus of data. ImagineCare aims to significantly enhance patient outcomes by predicting the probability of catastrophic events such as heart attacks and emergency readmissions before they happen.

Rockwell Automation created a solution to monitor expensive capital assets for petroleum capturing data from the well to the forecourt pump. It uses that data to improve efficiency, drive better performance and enable innovation. Based on Microsoft Azure Internet of Things services, the solution collects, integrates, and organizes sensor data from remote equipment across global supply chains to support real-time insight, predictive analytics, and preventive maintenance.

Corporate Vice President James Phillips describes how Microsoft is reinventing business intelligence (BI) with Microsoft Power BI, a rapidly growing business analytics service with groundbreaking data analysis and visualization capabilities.

Cortana Analytics Suite will soon be available as an integrated offering with a simple monthly subscription model that takes advantage of all the relevant analytics and big data capabilities. Make better, timely decisions and intelligently automate operations. The offering, while customizable to fit the unique needs of organizations, will also provide preconfigured solutions to speed deployment of common scenarios we see across many industries, such as fraud detection, churn analysis and recommendations

• Compliant: Ensure infrastructure compliance with your industry through our broad set of compliance standards such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2
• Scalable: Elastically scale to petabytes of data as your business needs grow over time, while keeping the flexibility and choice to manage multiple data repositories in the cloud

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