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Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Python-Powered Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release states, “Anaconda, Inc., the most popular Python data science platform provider, today announced it is partnering with Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server to deliver data insights in real time. Microsoft and Anaconda will partner to deliver Anaconda for Microsoft, a subset of the Anaconda distribution available on Windows, MacOS and Linux. Anaconda, Inc. will also offer a range of support options for Anaconda for Microsoft.”

The release goes on, “Python is the leading data science language1 and Anaconda is the most popular Python data science distribution with over 4.5 million active users. Anaconda for Microsoft will initially be included in Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Machine Learning Server, Visual Studio and SQL Server. In SQL Server, data scientists will be able to run Python code inside the database, eliminating the need to export data for processing. This accelerates the performance of Python data science on SQL Server, and improves data security and confidentiality.”

Scott Collison, CEO of Anaconda, commented, “Data scientists can now apply the power of Anaconda Python to derive insights and make predictions in real time from inside Microsoft products and services, providing a competitive advantage in any market… We’re delighted to work with Microsoft to advance the practical application of enterprise data science.”

Read more at Business Wire.

Photo credit: Anaconda

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