During its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced Cortana Analytics Suite, a bundled set of big data, machine learning, analytics and cloud computing services that includes the Cortana digital assistant. Microsoft is also offering a set of "cookbooks, recipes and templates" that will help enterprise application development teams use the suite to build new analytics applications quickly.
"With Cortana Analytics Suite, partners can now help their customers add intelligence to applications and across business scenarios," said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. "Cloud is arguably as big a disruptor in technology as data is and today we're announcing new programs that help partners accelerate our customers' transition to cloud computing and embrace and manage the ever growing set of devices we all use to get our jobs done."
Cortana Analytics Suite will be available for purchase this fall.