Real-world Predictive Analytics with Power BI and Predixion Software

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Using Microsoft Power BI (Gateway and Power Query) and Predixion Software to get business value from machine learning (advanced data mining) problems.

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  • Use the VM named – Predixion Win 7x64 on premise
  • Image - http://www.masternewmedia.org/the-google-panda-guide-part-2-machine-learning-and-the-new-mindset/
  • Definitions
    On premise solutions
    Power BI
    3rd party Excel Machine Learning Add-ins
    Microsoft SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins
    Cloud solutions
    Power BI Gateway
    Predixion Software
    Azure Machine Learning
    Recap and Call To Action
  • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/data__knowledge__intelligence/archive/2013/05/21/data-mining-plugin-for-excel-2013.aspx
  • http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/Deep-Dive-of-Microsofte28099s-Power-BI-for-Office-365
  • http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC397
  • Rexcel - http://rcom.univie.ac.at/
  • http://www.r-project.org/ --- use demo(persp) & demo(smooth)
  • http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35578
  • http://blogs.msdn.com/b/data__knowledge__intelligence/archive/2013/05/21/data-mining-plugin-for-excel-2013.aspx
  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174757.aspx
  • http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35578
  • R-Excel -- http://rcom.univie.ac.at/
  • Lynn
  • Real-world Predictive Analytics with Power BI and Predixion Software

    1. 1. Real-World Predictive Analytics With Power BI and Predixion Software Lynn Langit Architect Level: Intermediate
    2. 2. Types of Analytics • Business Analytics - deterministic – Query – Aggregation • Predictive Analytics - probabilistic – Machine Learning • Statistics • Unsupervised Data Mining • Supervised Data Mining • Other
    3. 3. Process 1. Select Business Question 2. Find Data 3. Prepare Data 4. Apply Machine Learning 5. Evaluate /Visualize Results
    4. 4. 1. Business Question Example “What are the factors most closely related to hospital patient re- admissions?”
    5. 5. 3a. Preparing the Data • Power BI -- Power Query
    6. 6. 3b. Preparing the Data • Predixion Software – Insight Workbench
    7. 7. Using the Power Query Add-in for Excel DEMO
    8. 8. 3c. Power BI Data Gateway What is it? Endpoint hosted via Office 365 • Enables access to corporate OData feeds • Enables discovery of saved, shared queries in PowerQuery • Enables Excel workbook refresh (via SharePoint online)
    9. 9. FREE – Power Query Single User Office 365 • $$$ - Office 365 gateway • Sharable Queries Power BI
    10. 10. Using the Power BI Gateway DEMO
    11. 11. 4. Apply Machine Learning “What are the factors most closely related to hospital patient re- admissions?”
    12. 12. 4a. About 3rd party Excel ML Add-ins What are they? Toolbars in Excel • XLMiner • StatsMiner • XLStat • RExcel Important: All of these tools assume expert statistical knowledge
    13. 13. An aside…about R Language
    14. 14. 4b. About the Data Mining Add-ins For Excel What is it? Free add-ins which add menus to use SSAS Analysis Services Data Mining • Table Analysis Tools for Excel – Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Data Mining Client for Excel – Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Data Mining Templates for Visio – Render/share mining models as Visio Drawings Important: Use requires connection to SQL Server 2012 SSAS
    15. 15. Using the Data Mining Add-ins for Excel DEMO
    16. 16. Machine Learning (Data Mining) Objects • Structure or Application • Model(s) • Model Tools • Processing • Verification • Query • Visualization
    17. 17. 4c & 5. About Predixion Software What is it? Suite of tools for predictive analytics • Insight Now – Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Insight Workbench – Prepare data for model creation • Insight Analytics – Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Web-based Viewers and Tools Important: Runs on premise (SSAS local) –OR-- on cloud via Predixion’s cloud-based servers
    18. 18. Using Predixion Software DEMO
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    20. 20. 4d. New - Azure Machine Learning
    21. 21. Understanding options… Tool Server Required Complexity of Use Other Cost of Add-in Cost of Solution Power Query None Easy Sharing queries requires Office 365 licenses FREE varies XLMiner none Hard Assumes stats expertise $$ $$ RExcel none Hard Assumes R expertise $ $ Data Mining Add-ins SQL Server SSAS Medium Designed for single user FREE $$$ Predixion on premise SQL Express Medium Requires local R install FREE $$-$$$ Predixion on premise SQL Server SSAS Medium Your data is stored locally FREE $$$$ Predixion cloud none Easy Supports SSAS Data Mining AND R Language FREE $$-$$$ Azure Machine Learning none Hard Rich set of algorithms and supports R n/a unknown
    22. 22. Analytics Applied Business Analyst Select & Clean Aggregate Query Data Scientist Selects Libraries Applies Algorithms Creates Solutions ML Researcher Creates Algorithms
    23. 23. Get Started Evaluate • Pick one or more solutions • Gather source data • Prepare source data • Try out some data mining algorithms Learn Cost/Benefits • tooling costs • learning costs • data gathering costs • data preparation costs • data cleansing costs • value of results Start with a business question
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    25. 25. Thank You SoCalDevGal on

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