Fortude’s Madushan Dahanayake talks machine learning!

As part of Fortude’s weekly “tech talk” series, Madushan Dahanayake, Associate Consultant - BI at Fortude, took Fortudites on a fascinating journey deep into the world of machine learning. What is machine learning? Machine Learning is the use of algorithms to find patterns in data. It then uses those patterns to predict the future on a constantly evolving basis, instead ...

How to write your SQL query in DAX?

Obviously, T-SQL and DAX are two different query languages and they serve entirely different purposes. However, as someone from database development background, when I learn DAX initially, I always started thinking SQL and tried to achieve same thing from DAX…

Getting Started with Agile-Scrum Methodology- Introduction: Part I

Scrum is Agile methodology which is most widely and commonly used in the software industry. The methodology is a part of Iterating and Incremental methodology and is best suitable for projects that have a highly changing nature and rapidly emerging requirements…

Introduction to Azure Data Factory V2

It was only a matter of time till the complete Microsoft on-premise Business Intelligence stack was moved to the Azure Paas service. With the introduction of Azure Data Factory (ADF) back in 2015 and the recent launch of ADF V2, which is in public preview for the moment…

Infor Business Intelligence Platform Components

Working on a couple of projects with Infor BI, I have been using various components of the product quite regularly. Despite it being a well- known product in our organization (Fortude), it is not known to many.

How to make your BI project a success

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on why most BI projects end up in the trash. In it, I identified the reasons behind the high failure rate of BI projects. After reading the post, one of my colleagues asked me to write about how to make a BI project successful…

Calculating Month to Date using DAX in Power BI

Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is a powerful formula language that can help you solve challenging problems and leverage the full potential of Power BI or Analysis Services Tabular when implementing business intelligence, data modeling, or analytics solutions.

Why do Business Intelligence Projects Fail?

According to Gartner, the famous technology research group, 70% to 80% of Business Intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) projects end up in the trash bin. BI projects often fail, incurring colossal losses to organizations. Why do DW/BI projects fail? What can organizations do to avoid pitfalls that cause DW/BI projects to fail?

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