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Predictive Analytics

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI
2 years ago

How To Visually Analyze Predictive Models in Power BI

One of my passions in life is predictive analytics. Countless blogs and presentations have been inspired by my endless appetite to evaluate a myriad of predictive tools. A few weeks …
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Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite
2 years ago

Say Hello to Cortana Analytics Suite

This week at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference (WPC), more jaw dropping announcements were made for business intelligence and analytics fanatics. To be completely transparent with you, I still have not …
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April 2015 Microsoft BI World News
3 years ago

April 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Here is a quick summary of key news from the Microsoft BI world. If you have not noticed, there are many rapid releases these days. If you want to get updates …
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BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis
3 years ago

BI Industry going through Midlife Crisis

It is another lovely springtime Sunday traveling across country to California. I need to have a chat with analytics conference planners to lure a few more events to Tampa, Orlando …
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Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015
3 years ago

Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015

If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss out on PASS Business Analytics 2015 from April 20 – 22 in sunny Santa Clara, California. This year the program committee, myself …
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Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications

This is the follow up to January’s Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications. In that article I reviewed several open-source and commercial options for integrating R into web applications. …
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Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications
3 years ago

Part 1: Integrating R with Web Applications

*** UPDATE: On 1/23/2015  Surprise!  Microsoft announced the acquisition of Revolution Analytics.  This is great news and as a result I will be adding that solution option into this mix …
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Business Analytics 101
3 years ago

Business Analytics 101

You may have noticed many vendors transitioning away from the term business intelligence and instead using business analytics. I recently wrote about industry trends and the longer term, ongoing market …
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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World
4 years ago

Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World

I first came across Alteryx about a year and a half ago. To be completely honest, I was tough on them. In our initial meeting, I literally blurted out “why …
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Inside SAP InfiniteInsight
4 years ago

Inside SAP InfiniteInsight

A big thank you to my blog readers and Twitter followers for sharing my plea to see SAP InfiniteInsight earlier this month in the social media channels. SAP immediately reached …
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Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5
4 years ago

Exclusive Sneak Peak at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5

Yes, you read that correctly.  I have been provided an exclusive, first sneak peek at TIBCO Spotfire 6.5 thanks to TIBCO Spotfire Predictive Analytics Product Manager, Louis Bajuk-Yorgan.  Note TIBCO …
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SAP Infinite Insight
4 years ago

SAP Infinite Insight

Since the SAP acquisition of KXEN in late 2013, I have been looking forward to seeing what SAP does with it.  In 2012, I was intrigued by the combination of …
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Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0
4 years ago

Diving into TIBCO Spotfire Professional 6.0

This blog post is looooong overdue. I was supposed to attend TIBCO’s TUCON event in Las Vegas last October, bought the non-refundable flight ticket, hotel package and then caught the …
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Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering
4 years ago

Tableau with R Part 2: Clustering

As promised, this is the next article in Getting Started with Tableau 8.1 & R. If you have not read the first article and/or have not already installed and configured …
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BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series
4 years ago

BeyeNETWORK Prescriptive Analytics Channel Series

I am happy to announce the launch of my Prescriptive Analytics Channel on BeyeNETWORK. For those of you that are unfamiliar with Prescriptive Analytics, it is a decision science area …
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Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1
4 years ago

Predixion Enterprise Insight 3.1

Recently I had the honor of walking through Predixion Insight 3.1 and getting a glimpse at upcoming 3.2 directly with Jamie MacLennan, Co-Founder and CTO at Predixion Software. I have …
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SAP buys KXEN to Further Predictive Analytics
4 years ago

SAP buys KXEN to Further Predictive Analytics

The red hot BI and Predictive Analytics market is packed with top vendors on big time shopping sprees. Somehow I missed this bit of news at the time it was …
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Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics
4 years ago

Prediction, Optimization, Simulation and Prescriptive Analytics

I recently came across an impressive Excel 2013 Add-In that I recall first seeing a few years ago for an older version of Excel while in Data Mining class at …
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Practical Predictive Analytics
4 years ago

Practical Predictive Analytics

I recently did a fun TDWI Practical Predictive Analytics presentation on how to get started with data mining and predictive analytics using a wide variety of tools including: RapidMiner, R, …
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