Kara-Annanie

About Kara Annanie

I am a Senior Data Science Consultant and Manager of Data Science at Datalere. I work directly with clients to understand the business needs of their organization, craft analysis, & make predictive model recommendations within a designated budget.

Let’s Talk Azure Machine Learning Services

2019-01-31T11:11:43-06:00

Azure Machine Learning Services is a Python-based service in Azure that provides a framework for developing and productionalizing data science. Note that this service is different than other similar services such as “Machine Learning Server”, “Machine Learning Service in Azure SQL”, and “Machine Learning Studio Service”. The main process involves preparing your data, building your [...]

Let’s Talk Azure Machine Learning Services2019-01-31T11:11:43-06:00

5 Things to Know about Databricks

2019-01-30T13:17:42-06:00

Databricks is now available in both AWS and Azure so it’s getting a lot of buzz! Let’s discuss 5 things you should know about Databricks before diving in. 1.     Databricks is a managed Spark-based service for working with data in a cluster Databricks is an enhanced version of Spark and is touted by the Databricks [...]

5 Things to Know about Databricks2019-01-30T13:17:42-06:00

What is a data warehouse and why do I need one?

2019-01-29T12:53:09-06:00

While the data warehouse isn’t a new concept, many are left wondering – what is a data warehouse? And why do I need one? I'm sad to tell you that when we say "data warehouse", we aren't referring to a physical building that stores data! Datalere’s official definition of a data warehouse is the following [...]

What is a data warehouse and why do I need one?2019-01-29T12:53:09-06:00

Interactive Custom Visualizations in Power BI using Plotly

2019-01-29T11:41:56-06:00

Did you know that Power BI supports custom, interactive visualizations using the Plotly library in R? This capability is exciting, and many organizations are intrigued! We’ll use this blog post to discuss these interactive custom visualizations from a high level by discussing the benefits and tradeoffs. Anytime you make anything custom, there are always tradeoffs. [...]

Interactive Custom Visualizations in Power BI using Plotly2019-01-29T11:41:56-06:00

When does it make sense to hire a data science consulting company?

2019-01-29T13:10:51-06:00

Going into 2019, data science and machine learning is all the hype. Organizations in every industry are starting to realize that the key to success is held in the ability to make organization-wide data-driven decisions. Organizations previously stored data for regulatory reasons or because it was a necessary evil of doing business. Today, organizations are [...]

When does it make sense to hire a data science consulting company?2019-01-29T13:10:51-06:00

How do data science and business intelligence work together?

2019-01-29T13:25:39-06:00

  Business intelligence systems are data systems built into an organization’s architecture. When done correctly, business intelligence systems enable data science at every step in the process. Organizations with sophisticated business intelligence systems automatically pull data from multiple sources into a single repository, such as a data lake, a data mart, or a data warehouse. [...]

How do data science and business intelligence work together?2019-01-29T13:25:39-06:00

Do you have Data for Machine Learning?

2019-01-29T13:44:59-06:00

The short answer to this is yes! You do have data for machine learning. Using modern machine learning techniques, value can be extracted from data in all forms. Organizational Data Every computer system that you use within your organization is storing data behind the scenes in a database. Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs), Customer Resource [...]

Do you have Data for Machine Learning?2019-01-29T13:44:59-06:00

Natural Language Processing: Determining the Sentiment of Text

2019-01-29T13:59:18-06:00

This series of blog posts focus on Natural Language Processing (often referred to as NLP). See our last blog, “Natural Language Processing: What Is It & How Can It Be Used?”, for an introduction to NLP. This blog post builds upon the previous article by providing an overview of a potential use case for NLP: [...]

Natural Language Processing: Determining the Sentiment of Text2019-01-29T13:59:18-06:00

Natural Language Processing: What Is It & How Can It Be Used?

2019-01-29T14:03:11-06:00

Almost every firm, company, or agency has a collection of text data that is difficult to manage. Big blocks of text, in sentences or paragraphs, in Word documents or text files, can't be easily queried, searched, averaged, or summarized by database analysts like numeric fields stored in databases. Dedicating an employee to reading and interpreting every [...]

Natural Language Processing: What Is It & How Can It Be Used?2019-01-29T14:03:11-06:00