Summary of Recent Cognitive Services Posts

Over the summer, a variety of BlueGranite consultants came together to write posts on pre-built AI using Microsoft Cognitive Services. As data professionals, we don’t have solutions or build apps that take advantage of every API, but certain services are extremely useful both for prototyping and long term solutions. The posts are grouped according to…

R Tools for Visual Studio

The BlueGranite blog recently featured a post I wrote about R Tools for Visual Studio. It’s not meant to be an in-depth exploration into RTVS. Rather, at a high level, it takes a very basic look at some reasons why a developer may choose to use RTVS either in conjunction with or in lieu of R…

Exploring SQL Server R Services

With the launch of the latest preview of SQL Server 2016 (CTP 3), the long-awaited fruit of Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics has become public. It is now possible to install what has been named R Services and evaluate the benefits of in-database R. As I mentioned in the BlueGranite blog when the integration was…

Installing and Configuring SQL Server R Services

NOTE: as of April 2016, this article no longer accurately reflects the installation experience with SQL 2016 RC2.  How do you get started with R Services in SQL Server 2016? If you are like most people, you will probably wait for SQL Server to launch and have someone else install it for you. Fair enough.…