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Using Qubole Data Service on Azure to analyze retail customer feedback

It has been a busy season for many retailers. During this time, retailers are using Azure to analyze various types of data to help accelerate purchasing decisions. The Azure cloud not only gives retailers the compute capacity to handle peak times, but also the data analytic tools to better understand their customers.

Many retailers have a treasure trove of information in the thousands, or millions, of product reviews provided by their customers. Often, it takes time for particular reviews to show their value because customers “vote” for helpful or not helpful reviews over time. Using machine learning, retailers can automate identifying useful reviews in near real-time and leverage that insight quickly to build additional business value.

But how might a retailer without deep big data and machine learning expertise even begin to conduct this type of advanced analytics on such a large quantity of unstructured data? We will be holding a workshop in January to show you how easy that can be through the use of Azure and Qubole’s big data service.

Using these technologies, anyone can quickly spin up a data platform and train a machine learning model utilizing Natural Language Processing (NLP) to identify the most useful reviews.



Join on-demand recasts of Azure Cosmos DB and Azure SQL Database webinars!

In case you missed them, we’ve posted the Azure Cosmos Database and Azure SQL Database webinars for on-demand viewing. The first webinar takes a closer look at Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed, multi-model database service that enables scaled throughput and storage across many geographical regions.  The second webinar shares how you can make the most of Azure SQL Database’s machine learning features to deliver intelligent apps to your customers.

Azure Cosmos DB – Easily build globally distributed, highly scalable applications

Building successful apps depends on having well-indexed and formatted data—regardless of how or where data is stored. With Azure Cosmos DB, you can build globally distributed applications without the hassle of complex, multi-datacenter configurations.

Tune in to this webinar and learn how you can leverage Azure Cosmos DB to:

Create lightning-fast globally distributed apps Model your app’s data using familiar tools and APIs Easily distribute data across multiple regions Fine-tune performance based on your application’s needs. Register to watch this webinar on demand. Build intelligent apps faster with Azure SQL Database

Applications benefit when machine learning intelligence is applied to its underlying databases to optimize performance. Intelligent apps can spot trends, react to unusual events, and make useful predictions



Azure brings new Serverless and DevOps capabilities to the Kubernetes community today, the Kubernetes community comes together at KubeCon in Austin, Texas, with the goal of making it easier than ever to use containers to modernize existing applications and manage new applications to drive digital transformation. Today and tomorrow we READ MORE