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Exploring IBM Watson Studio Part 1
6 months ago

Exploring IBM Watson Studio Part 1

IBM Watson Studio has come a long way since I first tested IBM Data Science Experience in November 2016. The new Watson Studio delivers a more collaborative, enterprise quality data …
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Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights
7 months ago

Industry Pulse April 2018 Highlights

This past month we had news from SAS Global Forum, Microstrategy, Oracle, AWS, Google, Qlik Qonnections, Tableau and several other smaller vendors. Fallout from the March Facebook scandal continued while GDPR …
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018
10 months ago

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning 2018

Last week the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms 2018 was published. The old guard of SAS and IBM has tumbled this year with H2O.ai, Knime and RapidMiner taking …
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R-Brain: A New Data Science Platform
1 year ago

R-Brain: A New Data Science Platform

R-Brain is a next generation platform for data science built on top of Jupyterlab with Docker. It was recently unveiled at JupyterCon in late August. Don’t let the name fool …
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Spotlight on TIBCO: Exploring Spotfire Today
1 year ago

Spotlight on TIBCO: Exploring Spotfire Today

Have you taken a look at TIBCO Spotfire and TIBCO’s growing ecosystem of offerings lately? My initial impression is…shock. I missed what has been happening outside of TIBCO Spotfire the …
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Bring Your Own Data to Data Science Day
2 years ago

Bring Your Own Data to Data Science Day

Everyone once in a long while I break away for a day to share my analytics knowledge with peers. In a few weeks, I’ll be teaching an introduction to data …
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Hot or Not? Top Programming Languages Today
2 years ago

Hot or Not? Top Programming Languages Today

Programming is a bit like fashion. There are “hot trends” and “must-have items”. What is old can sometimes be new again. Thus if you are saving groovy bell bottom pants …
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Introduction to EXASOL In-Database Analytics
2 years 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
2 years 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 years 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]
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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Revolutionizing Microsoft Analytics
3 years 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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R You Ready for SQL Server 2016?
3 years 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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Part 2: Integrating R with Web Applications
4 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
4 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
4 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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Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics
4 years ago

Maximizing ROI with Prescriptive Analytics

Analytics is often a misunderstood art and science. Although there have been exponential technological improvements in adaptive algorithms and automated model development with high-end solutions, there often is not a …
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Alteryx – Rising Star in the Analytics World
5 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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