It’s Valentine’s Day, and to mark the occasion Microsoft and SiSense brought together big data lovers for Big Data Date Night, an event last evening attended by about 300 engineers, analysts and innovators from around Silicon Valley. As Microsoft’s Douglas Crets writes in a guest post on this blog today, attendees engaged in a lively discussion on how businesses of all sizes can get more value and insight from big data.

Want to join the conversation about the power of big data? Many of the same issues will be part of the agenda at the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference happening April 10-12 in Chicago. Registration is open now.

Catch up on more of our Big Data Week coverage over on the Microsoft News Center, and make sure to check back tomorrow for our interview with Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz on what the near future holds in advancements for big data and machine learning.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blo