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Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown
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Microsoft Machine Learning Smackdown

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comparison of Excel add-ins and other solutions for implementing data mining or machine learning solutions on the Microsoft stack - includes coverage of XLMiner, Analysis Services Data Mining and …

comparison of Excel add-ins and other solutions for implementing data mining or machine learning solutions on the Microsoft stack - includes coverage of XLMiner, Analysis Services Data Mining and PredixionSoftware

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    • 1. Machine Learning Smackdown Lynn Langit May 7-9, 2014 | San Jose, CA
    • 2. Agenda Goal: Survey ML tools/methods that you can actually use on the Microsoft stack • Definitions • Tools I – Understanding 3rd party Excel Machine Learning Add-ins • Tools II – Using the Microsoft SQL Server SSAS & Data Mining Add-ins • Tools III – Using Predixion Software • Recap and Call To Action 3
    • 3. Terms Goal: Create common definitions of key terms • Business Analytics • Query • Aggregation • Predictive Analytics • Machine Learning • Statistics • Unsupervised Data Mining • Supervised Data Mining • Other 4
    • 4. What does the market look like now? 5 Regular Analytics Unsupervised DM Supervised DM Machine Learning
    • 5. CRISP DM Lifecycle applied to ML 6
    • 6. Machine Learning – an Example 7
    • 7. About 3rd party Excel Machine Learning Add-ins What are they? Toolbars in Excel – many different offerings • XLMiner • StatsMiner • XLStat • RExcel 8 Important: All of these tools assume expert statistical knowledge
    • 8. An aside…about R Language 9
    • 9. Viewing 3rd Party Add-ins XLMiner
    • 10. About the Data Mining Add-ins For Excel What is it? Free add-ins which add menus to use SSAS Analysis Services Data Mining • Table Analysis Tools for Excel • Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Data Mining Client for Excel • Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Data Mining Templates for Visio • Render/share mining models as Visio Drawings 11 Important: Use requires connection to SQL Server 2012 SSAS
    • 11. Using the Data Mining Add-ins for Excel DEMO
    • 12. Checking Understanding… Data Mining Structures • Containers for cleansed source data Data Mining Models • Child containers for source data plus one mining algorithm • SSAS Algorithms - Clustering, Time Series Prediction, Market-Basket Analysis, Text Mining and Neural Networks Model Verification, Processing and Usage Tools • Model query, Model processing 13
    • 13. About Predixion Software What is it? Suite of tools for predictive analytics • Insight Now • Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Insight Analytics • Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Insight Workbench • Prepare data for model creation • Web-based Viewers and Tools 14 Important: Runs as EITHER connected to SSAS on premise OR Connected to Predixion’s cloud-based servers
    • 14. Using Predixion Software DEMO
    • 15. 16
    • 16. Understanding options… 17 Add-in Server Required Complexity of install Other Cost of Add-in Cost of Solution XLMiner none easy Assumes stats expertise $$ $$ RExcel none easy Assumes R expertise $ $ Data Mining Add-ins SQL Server SSAS medium Designed for single user 0 $$$ Predixion on premise SQL Express easy Requires local R install 0 $$-$$$ Predixion on premise SQL Server SSAS medium Your data is stored locally 0 $$$$ Predixion cloud none easy Supports SSAS Data Mining AND R Language 0 $$-$$$
    • 17. 18 Machine Learning Skills Data Scientist Store Clean Aggregate ML Engineers Selects Libraries Applies Algorithms Creates Solutions ML Researcher Creates Algorithms
    • 18. Learning Paths – ML Developers Learn a language… DMX, PAX, R, Mahout, Julia Pick your IDE, tools… SSAS, Predixion, R-Studio, Wekka Pick a problem space… Marketing, Health, Financial Find (purchase)/gather/prepare some data… GO!  (Visualize results) 19
    • 19. Call to Action – ML Decision Makers • Pick one or more solutions • Gather source data • Prepare source data • Try out some data mining algorithms Evaluate it Understand it • Understand tooling costs • Understand learning costs • Understand data gathering costs • Understand data preparation costs • Understand data cleansing costs • Understand value of results 20
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