Using Azure Machine Learning and SharePoint to predict coffee consumption

Machine Learning has been a hot topic for a little while now. Increased general awareness, improvements in machine learning services and lowering costs of entry have made it a more popular topic than ever to discuss and speculate about. Plenty of machine learning implementations exist out there already, too, but for many it is still … More Using Azure Machine Learning and SharePoint to predict coffee consumption

How to: Easily deploying Azure Machine Learning models to Azure Functions

In this How to I assume you to have some prior knowledge and experience with Azure and Azure Machine Learning. If the latter is completely new you, I whole-heartedly recommend the quite excellent and free “Create no-code predictive models with Azure Machine Learning” learning path by Microsoft to get started! Azure Machine Learning, especially with … More How to: Easily deploying Azure Machine Learning models to Azure Functions

Building a secure Azure data platform

One common concern people often have with the cloud is security: Is moving business data – or any data in general – to the cloud from on-premises secure? The short answer is, yes, it is secure. Or in more detail: It is secure, often even more secure than on-premises, but that is assuming your data platform is designed and built with security in mind. … More Building a secure Azure data platform

Consolidating our enterprise data in the Azure Data Lake to enrich our data-driven solutions

Knowledge is power, and in business knowledge comes from data-driven insights. We are often accustomed to having an onlook into our data in singular applications, separated from each other, even though their data is contextually connected and related: A sales system, a billing system, various production pipelines and a logistics system, just to name a few. We may have powerful reports on our sales pipelines, and another set on production or logistics, and these reports do provide us with information on how these processes work in vacuum. But the truth is that nothing happens in a vacuum, instead, everything we do is connected. … More Consolidating our enterprise data in the Azure Data Lake to enrich our data-driven solutions

Building a real-time, cloud-based monitoring solution using Power BI and Microsoft’s data offerings

You may have heard the saying ”Data is the new oil”, which has been spreading around the last few years. This word “data” in this statement has usually referenced to the data that you and I leave behind when using technology, to be then made use of by advertisers, influencers, and other parties. … More Building a real-time, cloud-based monitoring solution using Power BI and Microsoft’s data offerings

Azure Automated Machine Learning has hit GA – and why it matters

Microsoft’s Ignite conference brought with it a ton of news as usual, and among those all was a long-awaited announcement of Azure’s Automated Machine Learning (ML) finally hitting general availability and leaving behind its over a year long preview state. Not only did the service reach GA, but Microsoft also announced that they will be merging the previously “Enterprise-grade” features of Azure Machine Learning with the cheaper Basic-tier, including Automated ML. This means that not only are these features now officially suitable for production use, but they are also very affordable to the customer: With Automated ML you will only pay for the resources you use, meaning that training new machine learning models can cost less than a cup of coffee does. … More Azure Automated Machine Learning has hit GA – and why it matters