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.

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 <br />
  • Image - http://www.masternewmedia.org/the-google-panda-guide-part-2-machine-learning-and-the-new-mindset/
  • Definitions <br /> On premise solutions <br /> Power BI <br /> 3rd party Excel Machine Learning Add-ins <br /> Microsoft SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins <br /> Cloud solutions <br /> Power BI Gateway <br /> Predixion Software <br /> Azure Machine Learning <br /> Recap and Call To Action <br />
  • 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

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  • 1. Real-World Predictive Analytics With Power BI and Predixion Software Lynn Langit Architect Level: Intermediate
  • 2. Types of Analytics • Business Analytics - deterministic – Query – Aggregation • Predictive Analytics - probabilistic – Machine Learning • Statistics • Unsupervised Data Mining • Supervised Data Mining • Other
  • 3. Process 1. Select Business Question 2. Find Data 3. Prepare Data 4. Apply Machine Learning 5. Evaluate /Visualize Results
  • 4. 1. Business Question Example “What are the factors most closely related to hospital patient re- admissions?”
  • 5. 3a. Preparing the Data • Power BI -- Power Query
  • 6. 3b. Preparing the Data • Predixion Software – Insight Workbench
  • 7. Using the Power Query Add-in for Excel DEMO
  • 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. FREE – Power Query Single User Office 365 • $$$ - Office 365 gateway • Sharable Queries Power BI
  • 10. Using the Power BI Gateway DEMO
  • 11. 4. Apply Machine Learning “What are the factors most closely related to hospital patient re- admissions?”
  • 12. 4a. About 3rd party Excel ML Add-ins What are they? Toolbars in Excel • XLMiner • StatsMiner • XLStat • RExcel Important: All of these tools assume expert statistical knowledge
  • 13. An aside…about R Language
  • 14. 4b. About the Data Mining Add-ins For Excel What is it? Free add-ins which add menus to use SSAS Analysis Services Data Mining • Table Analysis Tools for Excel – Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Data Mining Client for Excel – Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Data Mining Templates for Visio – Render/share mining models as Visio Drawings Important: Use requires connection to SQL Server 2012 SSAS
  • 15. Using the Data Mining Add-ins for Excel DEMO
  • 16. Machine Learning (Data Mining) Objects • Structure or Application • Model(s) • Model Tools • Processing • Verification • Query • Visualization
  • 17. 4c & 5. About Predixion Software What is it? Suite of tools for predictive analytics • Insight Now – Use mining models with Excel data or external data • Insight Workbench – Prepare data for model creation • Insight Analytics – Create/test/explore/manage Mining Models • Web-based Viewers and Tools Important: Runs on premise (SSAS local) –OR-- on cloud via Predixion’s cloud-based servers
  • 18. Using Predixion Software DEMO
  • 19. 19
  • 20. 4d. New - Azure Machine Learning
  • 21. Understanding options… Tool Server Required Complexity of Use Other Cost of Add-in Cost of Solution Power Query None Easy Sharing queries requires Office 365 licenses FREE varies XLMiner none Hard Assumes stats expertise $$ $$ RExcel none Hard Assumes R expertise $ $ Data Mining Add-ins SQL Server SSAS Medium Designed for single user FREE $$$ 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. Analytics Applied Business Analyst Select & Clean Aggregate Query Data Scientist Selects Libraries Applies Algorithms Creates Solutions ML Researcher Creates Algorithms
  • 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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