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Getting Started with R

Piraeus Consulting - R

  In our first R blog post, Everything You Need to Know About R, we explained what R is and why it is widely used in advanced analytical practices. Indeed, R was ranked the #1 software for data science in…

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Piraeus Consulting - Clock

  Recently, I have been working on a project involving tabular models. For the uninitiated, tabular models are a recent development in SQL/Excel PowerPivot that combine the flexibility of a conventional database with the data density of a multidimensional cube….

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Piraeus Consulting - Understanding Conceptual Data Models

  Recently, I attended a brown bag where one of our senior consultants, let’s call her Michelle, outlined the basics of conceptual and logical data models. I’m nowhere near Michelle’s level of technical expertise, but I still found her presentation…

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Data Lake - Piraeus Consulting

  In the span of my 16-year career, I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible maturation of data processing and storage in the context of many large business intelligence projects. In the early days, setting up a new data environment was an…

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Machine Learning Piraeus Consulting tree

Part I, Data Selection  Modern business intelligence (BI) strategies, especially those that deal with large quantities of real time data of varying quality, are best handled using machine learning (ML) for efficient, effective and automated data parsing. This is the…

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Machine Learning Piraeus Consulting

  I had done some machine learning in the past but never using Azure’s Machine Learning Studio, and I wanted to give it a try. The following example uses machine learning to predict how individuals respond to a bank’s direct…

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Dashboards Piaeous Consulting

Business managers today depend on visibility into all aspects of their business or program in order to push for growth, and the means to visibility is data. Right now, the technical barriers for accessing and reporting data are lower than…

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Power BI Design Piraeus Consulting 2

In previous posts, I’ve detailed how to import, configure, and visualize your data sets in the new Power BI Designer desktop app. But what happens after you’ve done the hard work, and you’re ready to share your impressive new report…

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Tableau Insights Piraeus Consulting

BI in Layers This is an exciting and difficult time in Business Intelligence. The tools available are advancing at a breathtaking rate while best practices are changing equally as fast. While the tools promise to take in data and output…

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Power BI Designer Piraeus Consulting

Rock the Mash Pit in Power BI Designer In a previous post (Power BI Get Data: The Mix-Up before the Mash-Up), I reviewed the options available from a vast number of data sources and ways to tailor those data sets prior…

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