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All About Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics

  Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, a director in our analytics team delivers an overview of the machine learning capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud with its built-in ML algorithms. Machine Learning is a science that existed for several decades. However, it wasn’t until the last 10 years that […]

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Oracle Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse – Better Together

Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.  Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) are setting the standard for cloud-based data warehouse and analytics deployments with respect to speed to value, flexibility, performance, self service and advanced capabilities like AI and natural language queries.   If you are thinking about moving all or […]

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Predictive Model Ensembles: Pros and Cons

Many recent machine learning challenges winners are predictive model ensembles. We have seen this in the news. Data science challenges are hosted on many platforms. Techniques included decision trees, regression, and neural networks. And, winning ensembles used these in concert. But, let’s understand the pros and cons of an ensemble approach. Pros of Model Ensembles […]

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Data Ethics – The Profound Impacts of New Technology

Data ethics and security have been around a long time – as long as data. Constantly evolving. But, continued tech advancement has made a profound impact. So, data security and data ethics is more important than ever. 1. Magnified Relevance Tech has enabled an exponential increase of data. We know this. The more data, the […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Mike Porter

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018, we introduced our Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share unique insights on their areas of expertise. Understanding […]

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Machine Instruction 3.0: Express Your Desire

The evolution of expressing our machine instruction. Let’s get there together. Machine Instruction 1.0 In the past, we taught our computers what to do by expressing our desires with exact instruction. Classic computer programming that listed step by step instructions. We taught our machines how to behave. Arguably, even legacy artificial intelligence worked this way. Of course, this way of directing […]

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OLAP and Hadoop: The 4 Differences You Should Know

OLAP and Hadoop are not the same. OLAP is a technology to perform multi-dimensional analytics like reporting and data mining. It has been around since 1970. Hadoop is a technology to perform massive computation on large data. Around since 2002. They can be used together but there are differences when choosing between using Hadoop/MapReduce data […]

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Is Your AI Strategy Haunted?

Many enterprises set out with good intentions to transform their organizations with AI, but fail to deliver without a strong AI Strategy in place.  A game plan that overlooks business requirements and scalability often sets AI journeys up for disappointment and turn leadership off to future investments. But you don’t have to let your past […]

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Machine Learning Models Have People Skills

I like seeing patterns across domains. Consider machine learning models and employees. Both models and people can be appraised. What is an employee appraisal? Employee “performance appraisal has three basic functions: (1) to provide adequate feedback to each person on his or her performance; (2) to serve as a basis for modifying or changing behavior […]

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What’s New in Cognos Analytics 11.1.4?

New Features The new features that we have judged to have the greatest potential impact to our customers are covered below. As with any new version, there are too many new features to cover here.  If you see something that interests you and would like to explore how it might help you please contact us […]

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Initiating a Data Governance Program in Financial Services

Previously, I discussed the components needed to design a data governance strategy. This post will describe in detail, how to initiate the data governance program. The first step in implementing an enterprise data governance program is conducting a comprehensive assessment of all data related policies, processes, standards, repositories, and usage. Determining the major pain points […]

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Unlock Curiosity to Empower Your Organization with Domo

What killed the cat? When I was growing up I’d occasionally hear the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” when I’d ask too many questions.  I haven’t heard that phrase in a long time, and I’m pretty sure chasing that mouse into the street is what killed the cat.  But isn’t it strange that there is […]

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The 90s Called – They Want Their Data Culture Back

The 1990s Ah, yes, the 90s.  I can hear the sweet, gentle pinging of my external, dial-up modem as I write this. For those of you that were not in the workforce in the 90s I will describe them a little bit.  Information was a highly guarded commodity.  Decisions were made at the top of […]

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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Bill Busch

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018 we introduced our Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share their unique insights on their areas of expertise. […]

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The Importance of Reinforcement Learning

A few years ago, BBC Earth highlighted a memory test performed by a Chimpanzee named Ayumu. The Chimp displayed traits of machine learning (ML) when it was shown the numbers 1 to 9 in a randomized order on a screen and able to correctly remember the sequence when the numbers disappeared almost 90% of the […]

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IBM BigFix and Licensing Metric Tool

  A few months ago, I was assigned the task of installing BigFix*/IBM Licensing Metric Tool (ILMT) for a client. I’ll admit that this was the first time installing this application, so I had to do my research. The video below goes through a basic installation based on what I learned. Also, I did mistakenly […]

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Options for Existing Customers of Oracle BI Applications

In 2007, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications became generally available.  They were an immediate success and have enjoyed great popularity ever since.  Although Oracle BI Applications are now considered ‘content complete’ and Oracle no longer sells new licenses, Oracle is committed to supporting this large and important customer base.  That said, many existing customers are […]

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A Low Code Option for the Complex Data World

Let’s Go Car Shopping! When you go car shopping what is it that you’re looking for?  Maybe a kid-hauler or maybe it’s a fun sports car now that they’re out of the house….but either way you have something in mind and a price range you’re trying to work in.  So what is it that you’re […]

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.  Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.  In this article I […]

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