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.
In this insight I will guide you through what Power BI dataflows are all about and how you can easily setup a "date" Power BI dataflow, which you can reuse in all your datasets. What are Power BI dataflows? Power BI dataflows are Power Query...
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Timothy Van Brusselen
What is SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting? SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting is the latest Financial Close and Consolidation software from SAP. The solution supports an organization’s finance department by collecting, processing and then presenting...
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Jeff Persico
At the end of May 2020, Microsoft started deploying the Power BI deployment pipelines feature in public preview. The possibility to deploy Power BI artifacts to different deployment stages, in a managed and governed way , was an important feature...
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Timothy Van Brusselen
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
Introduction IBM has recently (late July 2020) released their latest version of Cognos Analytics: version 11.1.7 , which contains a bunch of new features and is the final release in the 11.1 stream. This one will thus be the Long Time Support (LTS)...
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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