Just when you thought Azure Databricks couldn’t get any better, watch this video where Yatharth Gupta, Principal Program Manager for Azure Databricks, talks about the newly introduced integration with R Studio.

For data scientists looking at scaling out R-based computing to big data, Azure Databricks provides the best way scale out their R models with Spark, that is easy to setup and integrates with the most popular R tools and frameworks. Data scientists can use Azure Databricks and R Studio to easily create analytics models, quickly access and prepare high quality data sets, and automatically run R workloads at unprecedented scale.

In this video, Katherine Kampf, PM on Azure Big Data team, talks about the newly introduced ML Services in Azure HDInsight.

ML Services bridges these Microsoft innovations and contributions coming from the open-source community (R, Python, and AI toolkits) all on top of a single enterprise-grade platform. Any R or Python open-source machine learning package can work side by side with any proprietary innovation from Microsoft.

ML Services includes highly scalable, distributed set of algorithms such as RevoscaleRrevoscalepy, and microsoftML that can work on data sizes larger than the size of physical memory, and run on a wide variety of platforms in a distributed manner.

Business Wars is a podcast that chronicles the fight for your business, taking a peek behind the shiny logos and press releases to uncover the gritty details behind the scenes.

Fascinating stories made better with amazing audio production values and killer narration.

Below is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO.

It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry.

This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions.

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