One of my project roles at the moment (I have a few!) is that I am architecting a major Azure implementation for a global brand. I'm also helping with the longer-term 'vision' of how that might shape up. I love this part of my job and I'm living my best life doing this piece; I … Continue reading Modelling your Data in Azure Data Lake
I am helping some people learn Data Science and we are having a ton of fun! There are lots of things to remember. So I am noting things here, in case I forget! We noted the following error message, when we saw that R was not running on our SQL Server 2017 install: 'sp_execute_external_script' is … Continue reading Issues and Resolutions in starting R and R Server on SQL Server 2017
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Data-Driven or Insights-Driven? Data Analytics vs Data Science
Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People by Aditya Y. Bhargava My rating: 5 of 5 stars I've just finished reading the Manning book called Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People This is a very readable book, with great diagrams and a very visual style. I … Continue reading Book Review: Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People
How do you get started? The online and offline courses, books, MOOCs, papers, blogs and the forums help, of course. I regularly use several resources for learning but my number one source of learning is: Doing the do
Five reasons to be excited about Microsoft Data Insights Summit!
PASS’ first Business Analytics Day, which will be held in Chicago on January 11, 2017. You can choose one of two full-day, in-depth sessions for $595: In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016 and Mastering Power BI Solutions. These are unique learning opportunities to get more advanced in R or data visualization with Power BI. And as … Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Day, Jan 11, Chicago
Joseph Sirosh's keynotes always contain amazing demos. The future is here, now. You can have this technology too.
Britain has "really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." Said Oscar Wilde, in the Centerville Ghost (1887) whilst George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying that the "The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." There are similarities and differences between SQL and R, which … Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 2: Divided by a Common Language
Jargogled is an archaic word for getting confused or mixed up. I'm aware that there are lots of SQL Server folks out there, who are desperate to learn R, but might be jaRgogled by R. Now that R is in SQL Server, it seems like the perfect opportunity to start a new blog series to help people to … Continue reading Learning pathway for SQL Server 2016 and R Part 1: Installation and configuration
In a world where the HiPPO’s (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) is final, how can we use technology to drive the organisation towards data-driven decision making as part of their organizational DNA? Come to my EARL Conference session to find out!