Microsoft is buying the BrightBytes DataSense data-integration platform in order to try to bring more data-analytics capabilities to schools and education solution providers.
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Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the "Microsoft Professional Degree", with a data-science-focused competency.
Microsoft is supporting Apache Spark with its HDInsight, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI and Microsoft R Server software and services.
Microsoft R Servers for Hadoop, Teradata and Linux -- seemingly, the renamed version of Revolution Analytics' commercial versions of its analytics products -- are available to MSDN subscribers.
Microsoft has bought analytics firm Metanautix and plans to integrate its technology with SQL Server and the Cortana Analytics Suite.
Microsoft is bringing together a number of its Azure business-intelligence and machine-learning services, along with Cortana into a single suite. Preview is coming this fall.
Microsoft plans to integrate Revolution's R programming language implementation and platform for statistical computing and analytics into SQL Server, Azure HDInsight and Azure Machine Learning.
Microsoft is planning to introduce a free version of its Power BI business-intelligence tools/service, and will cut prices on its new, fully featured Pro version.
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.