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Introduction to EXASOL In-Database Analytics
3 weeks ago

Introduction to EXASOL In-Database Analytics

One of the best kept secrets in the database market is EXASOL . Built in Germany from the ground-up, EXASOL achieved the best TPC-H performance ranking. TPC-H is an industry …
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Introducing New RStudio Connect
1 month ago

Introducing New RStudio Connect

RStudio officially introduced the newest product in RStudio’s product lineup: RStudio Connect. RStudio Connect is a new publishing platform for R that allows analytics users to share Shiny applications, R …
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Optimize Outcomes with Actionable Advanced Analytics
2 months ago

Optimize Outcomes with Actionable Advanced Analytics

Decision making happens at every level in an organization. Most folks understand bar charts and spreadsheets, but they might not comprehend the truly transformational power of advanced analytics that is …
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Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 3]
3 months ago

Spark for Big Data Analytics [Part 3]

Next up in the Oceans of Data series covering Apache Spark, I will explore analyzing big data with SparkR, MLlib and H2O for data science and machine learning. In previous articles, …
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Another Wave of Analytics Industry News
5 months ago

Another Wave of Analytics Industry News

Another week in peak conference season means another wave of analytics industry news. Realistically every single weekday we get tons of news updates in the constant release cloud era. Finding …
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New IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience
5 months ago

New IBM Watson Data Platform and Data Science Experience

Yesterday IBM announced a new IBM Watson Data Platform that combines the world’s fastest data ingestion engine touting speeds up to 100+GB/second with cloud data source, data science, and cognitive …
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January 2016 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

January 2016 Microsoft BI World News

As sunshine brilliantly glistened over the snow blanketed Northern Hemisphere, Redmond teams kicked off the year with a flurry of updates, announcements and releases. From a new analytics conference to …
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Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics
1 year ago

Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics

Shhhh…everyone is asleep. Finally I can sneak into my home office, light up the lovely Sun & Sand Yankee Candle, and spin up the Azure Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine …
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SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts
1 year ago

SQL Server and Power BI Holiday Gifts

In traditional Microsoft style, the SQL Server and Power BI teams just released a few totally amazing downloads for the holidays including the highly anticipated SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.2 and the latest …
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November 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

November 2015 Microsoft BI World News

Another month means another flurry of updates were released across Microsoft’s BI and analytics offerings. There is no such thing as a holiday slowdown for these teams. The external momentum now continues growing …
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R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?
1 year ago

R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?

It is a late night here in Tampa – 2:04AM EST to be exact. Pups are snoring. Crickets are chirping. Classical music is quietly playing on my little iTunes gadget. …
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October 2015 Microsoft BI World News
1 year ago

October 2015 Microsoft BI World News

The tidal wave of wonderful business intelligence news from PASS Summit 2015 and the gorgeous view from my hotel window of fall leaf colors in their full glory are keeping me smiling this weekend. …
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PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions
1 year ago

PASS Summit Microsoft BI Engineering Sessions

It is that time of year! Get ready for PASS Summit 2015, the world’s largest conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI Professionals. I told you Microsoft was breathing life back …
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August 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

August 2015 Microsoft BI World News

After an absolutely incredible July, Microsoft Power BI teams showed no signs of slowing down. The Power BI Desktop team released a key feature to import existing Excel 2013 Power BI …
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May 2015 Microsoft BI World News
2 years ago

May 2015 Microsoft BI World News

As soon as I get monthly Microsoft BI release news collected, I see yet another Tweet come through with more cool updates. Thus if a few more trickle in this …
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Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem
2 years ago

Microsoft Breathes Life back into SQL Server BI On-Prem

After a few years of silence, wondering if cloud first meant cloud only, SQL Server BI on-premises customers finally got a peek at the investments being made in SQL Server 2016. …
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Don’t Miss PASS Business Analytics 2015
2 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
2 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
2 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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R Visualizations in Reporting Services
2 years ago

R Visualizations in Reporting Services

After several long weeks on the road, I am finally back home and digging into open-source R again. A few days ago there was a post by TIOBE Software showing …
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