Although I'm down in Orlando, Florida for the SQL Sever Live! and Visual Studio Live! conferences, Microsoft is putting on its annual Connect(); developer event, up in Manhattan where I normally spend most of my time. And though I'm missing the live event itself, Microsoft was kind enough to brief my on a slew of data-related announcements the company is making at Connect() today. I cover them in detail here.
Today I'm excited to give the Day 1 keynote at PASS Summit v.20, a gathering of our longtime community of SQL Server users and data professionals. PASS Summit is an amazing chance to see the faces of old and new friends. It's a place to meet with customers and fans to continually learn about their evolving needs and to help us grow as a SQL community and develop the best data platform products in the market. Now more than ever, we are architecting for hybrid, because we are hearing from customers that they will be running data workloads on-premises and in the cloud – rarely just one or the other. We believe that the value Microsoft can add is to provide a great and consistent experience wherever they deploy.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind the digital transformation of business. Our mission is to bring AI to every developer and every organization on the planet, and help businesses augment human ingenuity in unique and differentiated ways. Developers and data scientists are at the heart of driving this innovation force and we are committed to providing them the best tools to make them successful.
Welcome to a new series of short articles I am presenting about Artificial Intelligence specifically in the Azure AI stack. The objective is that you will learn about an Azure based AI service in no more than one minute and thus quickly get familiar with the entire stack over a short period of time. These are going short, easily digestible articles so let's get started! What is Azure Databricks Overview?