At its Data Amp online event, the Redmond software giant unveiled an array of announcements regarding SQL Server 2017, Azure Analysis Services, and many more components of its cloud platform.
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The company said today that it's "announcing an extensive commitment for Spark to power Microsoft's big data and analytics offerings including Cortana Intelligence Suite, Power BI, and R Server."
Although Microsoft's BUILD 2016 conference starts tomorrow, the company is also attending Strata + Hadoop World, where it has announced Azure services for simplifying big data and analytics.
Nearly a year after its acquisition of Revolution Analytics, Microsoft has released free and enterprise-grade versions of Microsoft R to the public including free access for students and developers.