9 11, 2016

Machine Learning for the Rest of Us

By | 2016-11-09T15:10:16+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Data Science, Reporting, SQL Server|1 Comment

Machine learning. Everyone is talking about it, but most have no idea what it is or why it is needed. Machine learning may seem like magic, but if one does not know where to start they can quickly get lost. All organizations have a need for predictive analytics because it allows for quicker and better decision [...]

9 11, 2016

Machine Learning in SQL Server 2016

By | 2016-11-09T11:32:27+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Microsoft R Server, SQL Server|0 Comments

As a competitive business, turning existing data into actionable insights is a top priority. Microsoft SQL Server 2016 makes deploying machine learning solutions easier than ever before by enabling consumers to manipulate, transform, and make predictions on their data using custom R scripts. In this video, we show a simple restaurant recommendation engine illuminating the basics [...]

25 10, 2016

SQL Server 2016 Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

By | 2016-10-25T11:24:41+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Data Science, Database Lifecycle Management, SQL Server|0 Comments

SQL Server 2016 is the most advanced and feature-packed release of SQL Server ever. From SQL Server 2005 through SQL Server 2014, there have been some very nice improvements and the product keeps getting better every release. However, SQL Server 2016 doesn’t just bring a new game, it brings a whole new playing field. Here are [...]

23 02, 2016

You have the facts, now read between the lines

By | 2016-02-23T16:37:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

You have data.  You likely have lots of it.  Your management loves looking at it.  Maybe you do too.  Is it easy?  Are you able to get the information you want out of it?  Data analytics is not always easy.  Parsing through the information and trying to find ways to slice and dice it into [...]

10 02, 2016

Super Bowl 50 – The Way a Nerd Sees it

By | 2016-02-10T12:22:18+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting, Tools|0 Comments

How did you feel about the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50? Never mind, I already know, or have a pretty good idea at least. That’s because at Northwest Cadence, we built out an engine in Microsoft Azure to analyze tweets in real-time then display the results on a Power BI dashboard. This means when [...]