5 04, 2017

If Goldilocks had Advanced Analytics

By | 2017-04-05T10:25:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science|0 Comments

There is a lot of talk about advanced analytics these days. The onslaught of marketing around predictive analytics and machine learning is creating a virtual ‘gold rush’ of IT organizations scrambling to understand how they can get that edge promised by advanced analytics. The problem is that most people don’t really understand what advanced analytics [...]

16 03, 2017

Unlock Your Data, Tell the Future, and Transform Your Organization with Machine Learning

By | 2017-03-16T11:55:48+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting|0 Comments

Everyone is talking about machine learning, but what is it? Why is it needed? And how will it improve your organization? Your organization collects data – sales data, customer data, and competitor data. Machine learning unlocks this goldmine of information, providing you with a way to make informed decisions, faster than ever before. Predictive analytics [...]

8 02, 2017

Curious About Using Predictive Analytics for your Marketing Efforts?

By | 2017-02-08T10:33:49+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics, Data Science, Reporting|0 Comments

If you’re not using predictive analytics to inform your marketing efforts, you need to check out our Modern Marketing solution in the Power BI Partner Showcase! There you will be able to interact with our Modern Marketing dashboard to uncover hidden insights. The first page of reports is a general overview of the business value [...]

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 03, 2016

Power BI: It's Easy to Get Started!

By | 2016-03-23T13:36:11+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Azure, Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

This post is for those of you who have heard about Power BI but haven’t had a chance to explore it yet. You probably know there is value in your data and want to display it graphically. You may even have some great charts already built out but you need had hoc reporting. Maybe you [...]

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 [...]

2 12, 2015

Azure Machine Learning

By | 2015-12-02T16:04:38+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Azure, Azure Machine Learning (AML), Cortana Analytics|0 Comments

Competitive businesses already know about the advantages of machine learning – taking data they already have and turning it into meaningful, actionable predictions. They use it for all sorts of things like product recommendations, customer churn analysis, fraud detection, etc. In this webcast Steve and I take a different approach and use my Fitbit data [...]