Three common analytics use cases with Microsoft Azure Databricks

Posted on April 10, 2018

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Azure Databricks

Data science and machine learning can be applied to solve many common business scenarios, yet there are many barriers preventing organizations from adopting them. Collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts and curating data, structured and unstructured, from disparate sources are two examples of such barriers - and we haven’t even gotten to the complexity involved when trying to do these things with large volumes of data.  

Recommendation engines, churn analysis, and intrusion detection are common scenarios that many organizations are solving across multiple industries. They require machine learning, streaming analytics, and utilize massive amounts of data processing that can be difficult to scale without the right tools. Companies like Lennox International, E.ON, and renewables.AI are just a few examples of organizations that have deployed Apache Spark™ to solve these challenges using Microsoft Azure Databricks.

Your company can enable data science with high-performance analytics too. Designed in collaboration with the original creators of Apache Spark, Azure Databricks is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark™ based analytics platform optimized for Azure. Azure Databricks is integrated with Azure through one-click setup and provides streamlined workflows, and an interactive workspace that enables collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts. Native integration with Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Store, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and Azure Cosmos DB allows organizations to use Azure Databricks to clean, join, and aggregate data no matter where it sits.

Learn how your organization can improve and scale your analytics solutions with Azure Databricks, a high-performance processing engine optimized for Azure. Now is the perfect time to get started. Not sure how? Sign up for our webinar on April 12, 2018 and we’ll walk you through the benefits of Spark on Azure, and how to get started with Azure Databricks.

Get started with Azure Databricks today!

Recommendation engine

Recommendation Engine

As mobile apps and other advances in technology continue to change the way users choose and utilize information, recommendation engines are becoming an integral part of applications and software products.

Churn analysis

Clickstream analytics

Churn analysis also known as customer attrition, customer turnover,  or customer defection, is the loss of clients or customers. Predicting and preventing customer churn is vital to a range of businesses.

Intrusion detection

Intrusion detection

Intrusion detection is needed to monitor network or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations and produces electronic reports to a management station.