Interesting Stuff - Week 23

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, for the week just gone by.

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Interesting Stuff - Week 22

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, for the week just gone by.

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Interesting Stuff - Week 21

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, for the week just gone by.

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Interesting Stuff - Week 20

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, for the week just gone by.

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Facebook Prophet and Microsoft R Server

Time series data is being used more and more in all industries, and of course we want to be able to forecast and predict future values. There are however a variety of challenges that come with producing a large number of forecasts across a variety of time series.

The Facebook's data science team has worked with time series forecasting for quite a while, and recently they open-sourced an internal tool for this type of forecasting: Facebook Prophet.

Recently there was a post on the Microsoft R Server forum if it was possible to use Prophet with Microsoft R Server, so I thought I'd test it out. This post covers how to use it, both from a standalone Microsoft R Server as well as SQL Server R Services.

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