This was a great event to attend for those of you looking to leverage Cortana Intelligence in their applications.
We’ve gone through a business case of collecting some IoT data from HVAC at different facilities and built a logical data flow from collecting the data to implementing reporting using Power BI. It was insightful to set up a Hadoop cluster on HDInsight with some blob storage and use Hive to query HVAC data from Visual Studio 2015.
Here are some interesting takeaways:
- Don’t make the mistake of using HDInsight for storage, Blob or Data Lake is for that. Its primary purpose is for computations.
- Since Spark has machine learning capabilities, why use R server? Well, few people want to program in Scala.
- A good use case for NoSQL technologies is when you don’t know the structure of your data upfront or don’t care about it, but want to query it later.
- Dataset limitations of 10 GB in Azure ML will change soon to 300 GB.