Intro to Azure Analysis Services

Azure Analysis Services is essentially Analysis Services from SQL Server served as a platform-as-a-service in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The following are the steps I have taken to build, deploy and use Analysis Services for business intelligence. To get a complete overview and see more comprehensive steps, read What is Azure Analysis Services? In the …

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A Basic Demo of an Azure Machine Learning Experiment

In the recent months, the hype around Machine Learning has caught my attention. Therefore, I spent reading articles and watching videos and university lectures on the topic. Wearing the developer hat, I wondered how a developer can build a machine learning solution in Azure. This blog post hopes to share how I built a machine …

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Power BI Embedded Walk Through Part 1 of 3

Power BI Embedded is an interesting approach to allow web applications to embed Power BI reports such that users of the application do not require any Office 365 account and user license. In trying to figure out how to do a simple demo for myself, I found the documentation to be fragmented. I will provide a …

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Building a Spark Application for HDInsight using IntelliJ Part 2 of 2

In continuation from my blog article Building a Spark Application for HDInsight using IntelliJ Part 1 of 2 which outlines my experience in installing IntelliJ, other dependent SDKs and creating an HDInsight project. To add some code, right click src, create Scala Class Project folders and MainApp Scala code: Logic Read from csv file in …

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Building a Spark Application for HDInsight using IntelliJ Part 1 of 2

For developers with a Microsoft .NET background who want to get familiar with building Spark applications with Scala programming language, this blog post series is a walk through from installing the development tools and building a simple Spark application, then submit against an HDInsight Spark cluster. My HDInsight configuration is Spark 2.0 (HDI 3.5) with …

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Build Power BI Reports with HDInsight Spark Connector

With Power BI Desktop you can use the Azure HDInsight Spark BI Connector to get data from the Spark cluster to build reports. I have an HDInsight Spark 2.0 cluster with Azure Data Lake Store as the primary storage. Open Power BI Desktop Click Get Data Enter url of your HDInsight Spark cluster. Enter the …

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