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Cognitive services used to identify faces

Cognitive Services

This collection of powerful APIs enables your apps to intelligently interpret the world and to naturally engage your users through vision, speech, language, and knowledge. With a few lines of code, you can easily build apps that will learn, adapt, and advance over time, across a multitude of devices and platforms.

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Bot platform

Engage your customers more naturally and where they already are. The Microsoft Bot Framework makes it easy for you to create new experiences and reach your users at scale. Easily build and deploy across channels including Facebook Messenger, Cortana, Slack, Skype, and now Bing.

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Deep learning

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is a free, easy-to-use, open-source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains deep learning models at massive scale.

Azure provides the biggest AI supercomputer to train and evaluate your model with high performance provided by GPUs and FPGAs, and virtually infinite scale on every deep learning framework, from Cognitive Toolkit to TensorFlow and Caffe.

  • Data and analytics platform

    Data is essential to the useful application of AI. Microsoft provides the most comprehensive data platform for any structured and non-structured data need, with integrated analytics tools to transform your data into action.

    Learn more about our data and analytics platform
  • Databases

    Storing your data to meet your specific needs is key to the success of your solutions. From relational SQL to NoSQL database-as-a-service and data warehouses, our database options span the spectrum of data management technologies to fit your requirements.

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  • Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory is a managed service that lets you produce trusted information from raw data in cloud or on-premises sources.

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  • Stream Analytics

    Once you’ve stored your data, Microsoft’s unique breadth of analysis and data processing tools provide industry-leading real-time data stream processing for millions of devices.

    Learn more about Microsoft’s stream analytics
  • Data Lake Analytics

    Data Lake Analytics is a new distributed analytics service built on Apache YARN that dynamically scales, so you can focus on your business goals.

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  • Apache Spark for HDInsight

    The Azure platform also provides tools and support for open technologies, such as Apache Spark, and provides the same level of consistency and highest SLA available so you can focus on solutions instead of your infrastructure.

    Learn more about Apache Spark for HDInsight

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