Hacker News article Hacker news: Microsoft andLinkedIn get the new go-forth to launch data sharing.
Microsoft is partnering with LinkedIn to bring its own data to the platform.
According to a post on LinkedIn’s blog, the two companies will be sharing a dataset called the “Personal Data and Insights” (PDI) to help organizations manage data more effectively.
“The goal is to deliver the most relevant insights across Microsoft’s products and services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible,” LinkedIn said in the post.
LinkedIn will also be partnering with Microsoft to provide data in its own proprietary data analytics format, called “data-driven” and “big data analytics,” to its users.
Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said in a LinkedIn post on Thursday that the partnership with LinkedIn is an “essential step” for Microsoft to better understand the challenges facing companies across all industries and industries in the future.
LinkedIn’s Chief Data Scientist Jeffery Smith told CNET that the two groups have agreed on the following goals: “Microsoft and LinkedIn will be working together to improve the company’s data analytics tools and services and to improve our shared data,” he said.
“We will also share our data, enabling our partners to work together with us to help them to improve their business processes, to better align with their customers, and to make the world a better place.”
The companies said they will share the data and their data analytics for one year, but they will be able to do so more quickly once the two partners have completed that work.
Microsoft has also announced plans to bring together its social network services with Bing, which will be powered by Bing’s search engine.
The two companies have said they expect to begin sharing data in April 2019, which is about a year later than Microsoft had originally hoped.
Microsoft also announced last week that it will start sharing data with Apple in an effort to help the company better understand how to use Siri, its personal digital assistant.
Microsoft will be offering data to Apple for free.