Databricks recently hosted an online tech talk on Delta Lake.

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is different from other routine or time-based maintenance approaches as it combines various sensor readings and sophisticated analytics on thousands of logged events in near real time and promises several fold improvements in cost savings because tasks are performed only when warranted.

The top industries leading the IoT revolution include manufacturing, transportation, utilities, healthcare, consumer electronics & cars. The global market size for this is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28%. PdM plays a key role in Industry 4.0 to help corporations not only reduce unplanned downtimes, but also improve productivity and safety.

The collaborative Data and Analytics platform from Databricks is a great technology fit to facilitate these use cases by providing a single unified platform to ingest the sensor data, perform the necessary transformations and exploration, run ML and generate valuable insights.

Azure Synapse is a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources—at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs. All of this leverages our limitless Azure Data Lake Storage service for any type of data.

Microsoft Mechanics explains.

If you’re looking for a practical application of AI and predictive analytics, then look no further than your sales process.  Not only will it get the attention of leadership of your company, it also has serious potential to boost your bottom line. And it’s better your firm gets into it before your competition does.

Here’s a great article highlighting four simple tactics to make your company’s sales team driven by predictive analytics.

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