Machine Learning, AI and Advanced Analytics

By | Database Technology Trends
Big data is big news across industry sectors. The digital age has given rise to information overload, and the most resourceful businesses are learning how to take advantage of that information. It takes a special type of skill to gain actionable insights from these massive amounts of data, and that is where advanced analytics comes in. With technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data-driven business insights are possible like never before. Here’s a breakdown of how these technologies really work. The Science of Advanced Analytics – Traditional analytics refers to more linear quantitative analysis, usually generated by business intelligence (BI) systems. These are examinations of performance drawn from a structured and pre-defined framework. They use existing historical data from a database or data warehouse. With advanced analytics, we are able to follow the data without a pre-determined scope. All you need is a starting point. For example, consider the question: what type of people buy yogurt in the mornings? With traditional analysis, you would be left skimming through sales data and designing reports to cross reference yogurt sales and time of day, but that only tells you how many people have performed this action, not what type (more…)
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What are Data Clusters and What Can They do For You?

By | Azure, SQL Server
Learning to effectively manage large datasets is key to optimizing your data analytics. Using data clusters can help optimize your data management. It involves grouping data points with similar characteristics into the same cluster to speed up processing time and improve analysis. Consider starting an analysis project on customer spending habits by gender in different regions. Your time on the project would be maximized if you’re able to use statistical techniques to automatically organize the data into logical groups prior to analyzing. How do data clusters work? Data clustering allows you to partition large volumes of structured and unstructured data/observations into logical groupings. One way it does this is by analyzing all of the data in the data warehouse and comparing each data point with clusters created. You rely upon the clustering algorithms to sort and cluster the data in a logical way. In a perfect world, all data points in the same group should be highly similar in nature, while data points in different groups should be dissimilar. There are several different models and algorithms that guide the clustering process. Here are a few: Hierarchical Method: This method creates separate successive clusters using specific criteria. Partitioning Method: This method (more…)

How to Make Power BI Work for You

By | Database Technology Trends, SQL Server
If you’re searching for software that will enhance your analytics process while making it simpler and more flexible, Power BI is worth looking at. It provides tools that the non-technical users on your team can use to perform analytics with minimal help from the IT team. You can create intuitive models, data visualizations, and dashboards and share them with whoever you want. What is Power BI? –Power BI is a cloud-based analytics software service consisting of a combination of tools (i.e., visualization, self-service data analysis, etc.) that allows users to connect to multiple data sources—no matter where the data resides— and create customized, coherent insights. It’s not exactly new since many of its components were in the market prior to its 2015 release. For instance, Microsoft released Power Pivot as an Excel add-on in 2010. This tool alone is a game changer as it gives analysts the tools to import large volumes of data, create relationships between the data, and perform powerful analysis using PivotTables and Pivot Charts. Using Power BI, you can further manipulate these datasets to perform more complex analyses. Utilize All Components of Power BI – Power BI consists of many components. Users find some more useful (more…)

3 Top Analytics Tools To Boost Your Productivity

By | Azure, Database Technology Trends, Oracle, SQL Server
Data analytics have become a major focus for companies determined to be competitive in the market. Leaders need to be able to access and analyze timely data quickly to help drive business decisions that will sustain their companies’ competitive advantage. Thankfully, the growing technology market continues to make this possible. Companies already have numerous analytics tools to choose from, and the options will continue to grow. We will now discuss three of the top analytics tools you should consider before making your next strategic move. 1. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) – SSAS is an innovative processing and data mining tool within the Microsoft SQL Server. It analyzes large amounts of data, provides business intelligence reports, and can be used to create business models to support business decisions. All data is stored within a data warehouse, and users can access to create cubes that allow faster analysis. These cubes are multi-dimensional and can be viewed in various ways. Imagine the data as a pivot table that can be modified using certain dimensions and attributes. Multi-dimensional expression (MDX) is the language used to query a cube. Compared to other leading analytics tools, Microsoft SSAS is less complex and much easier (more…)

Dobler Consulting Achieves A Silver Microsoft Partner Certification To Compliment Its Gold

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Data Analytics + Data Platform Certifications Creates Synergistic Value For Microsoft Clients   Tampa Bay April 23rd, 2018:  Over the past 6 months, Dobler Consulting has achieved what only 5% of all Microsoft’s Service Partners ever achieve – Gold and Silver Certification. Silver Certification for Data Analytics means that Dobler Consulting is now a premier specialist in helping their clients turn data into actionable insights by using business intelligence, big data, and advanced analytics best practices. This vertically compliments Dobler’s Gold Certification for Data Platform achieved two years ago. This certifies skills competency and security assurances for work on big data SQL databases in on-site and hybrid environments. “Our certified vertical data competency will further enable our clients to more quickly innovate and implement new data-driven insights. This is a very exciting time to be in our business as the barriers between the company and the consumer begin to blur and merge.” According To Peter Dobler, CEO of Dobler Consulting. “Agile data infrastructure, combined with advanced analytics and creativity are making this epic transformation possible.” The convergence of data infrastructure to data solutions is now an exponentially accelerating trend. IDC reports that growth of the Big Data and Analytics will (more…)

Dobler Consulting Achieves Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner Status

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September 2, 2017, TAMPA, FL— Dobler Consulting (doblerconsulting.com), a leading information technology and database services company, offering a broad spectrum of services to clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 in a variety of industries, announced today that it has achieved Gold-Certified Partner status with Microsoft. The Gold Certified Partner status is the highest level within the Microsoft Certified Partner program. Dobler Consulting has demonstrated knowledge and expertise in multiple areas to achieve Gold Certified Partner status. Microsoft Certified Professionals must pass exams that prove their skills meet our standards. “Dobler Consulting continuously works to find new and innovative ways to improve skill proficiency and client outcomes. Our Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft database technology through testing and client references. We’ve successfully implemented projects to the complete satisfaction of our clients,” says Peter Dobler, Founder & CEO at Dobler Consulting. “And, we’re excited about the opportunities to engage in more Microsoft-based client engagements as a result of achieving this distinction.” Achieving the Microsoft Gold Partner status ensures our new and existing client base, that the Dobler team is highly qualified to take on the most complex Microsoft SQL Server database challenge.   About Dobler Consulting (more…)

Dobler Consulting, LLC Secures 9th Spot at The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 List

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Tampa, July 26th 2017 – With the rapid growth of businesses in Tampa Bay, The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) annually highlights many of the fastest growing companies within the Tampa Bay region. The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 includes privately held companies local businesses are ones in which experience impressive revenue growth over the past three years. An additional criterion includes being a company privately held and locally owned and has to have been in operation since 2013. Also, the business must have maintained annual revenue of at least $1 million in 2014 or $5 million in 2016 with consecutive annual revenue growth from 2014 to 2016. These companies are required to be headquartered in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota counties. This year marks the third year in which Dobler Consulting, LLC has been nominated the prestigious honor of being named in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50. Dobler Consulting is a database services and information technology company that provides a wide spectrum of world-class solutions to clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, media services, healthcare, transportation, and financial services. Founded in 2008 by Peter Dobler, Dobler Consulting employs a team of 50 (more…)

XpressInsight for Insurance

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XpressInsightTM for Insurance A Faster, Lower Cost Approach To A New Data Warehouse for Insurance XpressInsight’s Framework as a Service (FaaS) provides the modules and tools to rapidly implement an enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) solution for insurance, at a fraction of the cost. Request a DEMO for Insurance Build additional value from your homeowner, personal property, and vehicle policies. Save Save The insurance industry provides challenging requirements in data management and reporting. Today’s insurance providers feel that their current systems, a mix of custom development and purchased software, do a good job of capturing data but they’re on different platforms, not integrated, keep limited history, and the data is difficult for business users to access and understand. They rely on their limited IT staff and a few ‘super users’ to extract the data they need. It’s an often time-consuming and expensive process that does not always produce the desired results. Worse yet, many reports take unacceptably long times to run and the data produced is often conflicting or incorrect. The data is undoubtedly an asset but most providers struggle to leverage it. We have built a set of software tools and modules specifically for implementing insurance solutions using (more…)
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XpressInsight – Data Quality

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XpressInsightTM Better Business Decisions through Data Quality Scoring Every company has bad data… The challenge is knowing exactly where the data holes are and plugging them. Better Business Decisions through Data Quality Scoring. XpressInsight’s Data Quality Scoring helps organizations make better business decisions. Imagine having a report that pinpoints the bad data elements in your database or data warehouse. Our rules-based scoring system gives you the pinpoint accuracy into the issues that need attention. Our scoring system ranks the quality of your data from 0 to 100. As your data gets cleaner, your score improves. When business outcomes improve, go ahead and draw the correlation. The better your XpressInsight Data Quality Score, the better opportunity for improved business outcomes. Data Quality Scoring with XpressInsight: Score data as it is input into the repository Assess data integrity through the score, e.g. 72% clean data Understand the delta with specific source data insight When you clean it up the data, your score increases CIO visibility on Data Warehouse quality score Draw correlation to business results improvement Turn your Data Warehouse into a profit center! XpressInsight’s Dynamic Data Model XpressInsight is rich with data elements that every Data Warehouse developer wants but usually runs (more…)
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XpressInsight for Healthcare

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XpressInsightTM for Healthcare A Faster, Lower Cost Approach To A New Data Warehouse for Healthcare XpressInsight’s Framework as a Service (FaaS) provides the modules and tools to rapidly implement an enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) solution for healthcare, at a fraction of the cost. Request a DEMO for Healthcare Build additional value from your Electronic Medical Records investment. Over the past several years, healthcare providers have invested heavily in EMR systems to meet the requirements of the ACA. Providers can now recoup more from their investment with Dobler Consulting’s XpressInsight including, but not limited to, more timely Quality Reporting to CMS. We have built a set of software tools and modules specifically for implementing healthcare using our rapid deployment FaaS. With XpressInsight, Dobler Consulting can build your data warehouse and business intelligence solution quickly and for a lower cost than traditional custom and out of the box solutions. Request a DEMO Meeting ACA Reporting Mandates Timely CMS Quality Reports Population Health Metrics Efficient Business Management XpressInsight is the fastest way to get your new data warehouse up and running. Once your data points are identified, our FaaS solution allows us to quickly build your data warehouse and make your business (more…)