The power of machine learning
Machine learning–mining historical data with computer systems to predict future trends or behavior–touches more and more lives every day. Search engines, online recommendations, ad targeting, virtual assistants, demand forecasting, fraud detection, spam filters–machine learning powers all these modern services. But these uses barely scratch the surface of what's possible.
Meet Azure Machine Learning
The problem? Machine learning traditionally requires complex software, high-end computers, and seasoned data scientists who understand it all. For many startups and even large enterprises, it's simply too hard and expensive. Enter Azure Machine Learning, a fully-managed cloud service for predictive analytics. By leveraging the cloud, Azure Machine Learning makes machine learning more accessible to a much broader audience. Predicting future outcomes is now attainable.
Drag, drop, predict
Azure Machine Learning make it possible for people without deep data science backgrounds to start mining data for predictions. ML Studio, an integrated development environment, uses drag-and-drop gestures and simple data flow graphs to set up experiments. For many tasks, you don't have to write a single line of code. ML Studio also features a library of time-saving sample experiments and sophisticated algorithms from Microsoft Research–including the same battle-tested algorithms behind Bing and Xbox.
R spoken here
Azure Machine Learning is also designed for seasoned data scientists. It supports R, the popular open-source programming environment for statistics and data mining. Drop existing R code directly into your workspace–or write your own in ML Studio, which securely supports more than 350 R packages. Mix and match your existing work with our proven algorithms and test up to 10 different models at once. Azure Machine Learning experiments are easily shared, so others can pick up where you left off.
What the cloud offers
With Azure Machine Learning, there's no software to install, no hardware to configure, no arcane development environments to puzzle over. Armed with nothing but a browser, you can log on to Azure and start developing prediction models from anywhere–and deploy new analytic models in record time. Azure Machine Learning also lets you keep a practically unlimited number of files on Azure Storage and connects seamlessly with other Azure data-related services–including HDInsight, our Hadoop-based big data solution, SQL Database and Virtual Machines.
Azure Machine Learning: Changing the game
Azure Machine Learning combines new analytics tools, powerful algorithms developed for Xbox and Bing, and years of Microsoft machine learning research into one simple, easy-to-use cloud service. In short, it's a game changer. It gives data novices and startups inexpensive access to tools previously available only to the most sophisticated businesses. Larger enterprises can unleash more value from their data, more quickly and efficiently.