Anaconda released a statement that they are partnering with Microsoft to “deliver Python-powered machine learning”. Anaconda is a data science distribution of the Python programming language. If you go check out the statement, you will find that Microsoft is specifically planning to “embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server”.
I used to use Python for system administration on Windows desktops and servers and this sounds pretty exciting to me. I liked the PyWin32 package, but if I had had a native Python implementation in SQL Server, that would have been awesome!
The Python Reddit community seems to be cautiously optimistic about this partnership.
Overall, I believe this will be a good thing for Python as a whole and Python in the data science community specifically.