Knowledge base

As a learning organisation, element61 stimulates its consultants to further build on their already vast experiences through investments in a personal development plan and a company-wide content development initiative. Through formal training, presence at industry events, networking, recommended reading and internet based information exchange, our consultants further dive into specialized topics of their own interest.
These result in what we call "Insights", own produced research content, often complemented by personal experiences and opinions. Below you can find our currently published list of Insights.
What is Azure Synapse Analytics? Azure Synapse Analytics is the Azure SQL Datawarehouse rebranded. Azure Synapse Analytics v2 (workspaces incl. Azure Synapse Studio) is still in preview. This version of Azure Synapse Analytics integrates existing...
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Ivana Pejeva
IBM has recently released their latest version of Cognos Analytics: version 11.1.7, which contains new features and is the final release in the 11.1 stream.
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Joeri Willems
On June 18th 2020, Databricks announced that the Apache Spark 3.0 release is available as part of their new Databricks Runtime 7.0. Apache Spark 3.0 itself got released only 8 days prior on the 10th of June. We really love these quick innovation...
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Yoshi Coppens
It’s not easy to work with incremental data in a data lake. If you would want to transform only the data files that just entered your data lake, you would need a notification service, a message queue and/or a batch trigger all to just get the...
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Ivana Pejeva
As the official documentation is not covering this, we have built a guide on how to create an Azure Machine Learning pipeline and how to run this pipeline on an Azure Databricks compute.
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Pieter Sterkens
On 13 May 2020, the NYC Apache Airflow Meetup hosted a virtual event entitled “What’s coming in Airflow 2.0” . Being big fans of Airflow at element61, we were curious to find out what changes are to be expected in this long-awaited...
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Sacha Dubrulle
In recent years many different ML lifecycle tools have been developed. Kubeflow is one of these tools, offering promising features in the field of creating and deploying ML pipelines. We outline how to run it on Azure
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Jasper Penneman
AI beating world champions in complex strategy games such as chess or Go? Have you ever wondered how this is possible? In this insight, we outline the underlying training technology, namely Reinforcement Learning step-by-step.
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Floriant Sturm
Are we on the eve of a breakthrough for predictive analytics within the Office of Finance? Will covid19 speed up embracing predictive analytics supported & automated forecast and budget reporting? Contribute to the success of the business, act...
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Kevin De Ruyck
Power BI Premium provides dedicated resources to run Power BI in an organization. It can be a great cost saver to try and use this dedicated capacity as efficiently as possible without paying for unneeded resources. This is where performance tracing...
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Davy Van Goethem