The Cortana Intelligence Suite is a fully managed big data and advanced analytics suite to transform data into intelligent action. It contains several technologies, mainly available in Microsoft Azure.

This page contains links to Cortana Intelligence Suite resources that are available on the TechNet Wiki. Sections are divided into technologies, grouped by usage area.


Information Management

Orchestrate data movement on a fully managed, end-to-end platform. Use Azure Data Factory to build pipelines and collect and orchestrate data from the services you use for easier analysis. Plus, use Azure Data Catalog to effectively manage data sources and Azure Event Hubs to provide a staging area for incoming streaming data.

Data Factory

Data Catalog

Event Hubs

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Big Data Stores

Store and manage structured data using Azure SQL Data Warehouse that elastically scales with massively parallel processing. Implement a hyper-scale repository with no file size limits for unstructured data using Azure Data Lake Store to attain massive throughput and analytic performance.

Data Lake Store

SQL Data Warehouse

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Machine Learning and Analytics

Design and publish predictive models with Azure Machine Learning, use Azure HDInsight to analyze data in Storm and Spark for Hadoop environments, integrate your code from R or Python, and analyze any kind or any size of data you need with Azure Data Lake Analytics and Azure Stream Analytics. Plus, use Microsoft Power BI to create rich visualizations that bring your data to life.

Machine Learning

Data Lake Analytics


Stream Analytics

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Explore Cognitive Services and learn how to enable natural and contextual interactions in your apps. Integrate analytics services and models with Cortana, your personal digital assistant, to let users interact with your app through speech and receive proactive notifications. Build and connect intelligent bots that naturally interact with your users wherever they are—from SMS to Skype and Office 365—by using the Bot Framework.

Cognitive Services

Bot Framework


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Dashboards & Visualizations

Create dashboards and visualize results using Power BI.

Power BI

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See Also