The First Look series focusses on new products, recent announcements, previews or things I have not had the time to provide a first look at and serves as introduction to the subject. First look posts are fairly short and high level.
Cortana Analytics Suite is Microsoft’s connecting and integrating suite of products for Big Data and Advanced Analytics. It combines a number of technologies Microsoft had before into one suite and adds new, ready to use capabilities for business solutions such as churn analysis.
For more information on Cortana Analytics Suite see http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/cortana-analytics-suite/overview.aspx.
Also, please note that there will be a Cortana Analytics Workshop 10/11 september 2015: https://microsoft.eventcore.com/caw2015 .