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3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. Founded by former Microsoft technology leaders, 3Cloud combines a team of highly experienced cloud architects and technologists with a strong network of Microsoft sales and engineering relationships to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for clients. 3Cloud is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Dallas, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and supports clients throughout North America and Europe. To learn more, visit www.3cloudsolutions.com.

MLOps: How To Automate The Machine Learning Model Pipeline

Machine learning, an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows computers to automatically learn and improve based on experience, is often regarded as one of the most advanced industries on the planet. The time it takes to move from concept to manufacture and generate economic value is a significant barrier in the industry.

 

In a recent webinar, hosted by Data Analytics Consultant Brad Jarrett, we offered an overview of machine learning and the Azure Machine Learning Service. We also looked at essential principles in the machine learning (ML) CI/CD process.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How to efficiently get a model deployed into production
  • What tools are available on the market
  • The ML model lifecycle

 

If you are concerned about testing and approval gates or worried about model performance and data drifting, this webinar is for you. You can watch the entire webinar by clicking the link below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

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Azure Databricks in the Modern Data Warehouse

The Modern Data Warehouse is an architecture that considers the way we consume, analyze, and distribute data. Today, businesses use Azure Synapse Analytics to build brand-new data warehouses in the cloud. When your data transfer to the cloud is supported by an effective data management platform, you can quickly deliver accessible, timely, and actionable data to drive innovative business decisions.

In a recent webinar, hosted by Principle Data Architect, Rowland Gosling we discussed how to utilize Azure Databricks to transport data from a variety of data sources into Azure Data Lake, Synapse Analytics, and visualize using Power BI’s streaming capabilities.

Additional topics covered:

  • The evolution of Data Warehouse
  • What is Azure Databricks
  • The importance of Azure Databricks

If you are looking to modernize your data warehouse or use Azure Databricks to transport data from various sources, this webinar is for you. You can view the complete webinar by clicking on the link provided below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

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Azure Data Factory – Let’s Make Some Data

Is it true to say that Azure Data Factory generates data? Of course not, but it allows you to improve, strengthen, and speed up your data without spending $6 million. How is this even possible? Azure Data Factory is a tool that allows you to collect, store, transform, integrate, and prepare data in a single location. The ability to automate and schedule tasks allows users to save not only time but also money.

In a recent webinar led by Lead Data Architect, Leslie Andrews, we discussed the fundamentals of Azure Data Factory, including what it DOES, the components used in the Factory, and how to create a basic Factory output. We also learned the basics of being a Data Factory machinist and how to rebuild your data!

Additional topics covered:

  • Creating a Data Factory Pipeline
  • Setting up Azure Data Factory
  • A real-world example of how to use Azure Data Factory.

If you want to learn the fundamentals of Azure technology or brush up on how to perform basic tasks within Data Factory, this webinar is for you. You can view the entire webinar by clicking the link below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

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3Cloud Partners with Databricks to Help Companies Build Modern Data + AI Platforms in Microsoft Azure

3Cloud, a leading Microsoft Azure services firm, today announced they have partnered with Databricks, the data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying data and artificial intelligence (AI). Azure Databricks is one of the fastest growing Azure services and has become a key part of 3Cloud’s toolset for building modern, cloud-based data and AI platforms for its clients.

As a new Databricks partner, 3Cloud was recently presented with the Rising Star award at the Databricks Partner Executive Summit. This award recognizes a partner who has quickly ramped up and delivered significant customer engagements in their first year as a Databricks partner.

3Cloud helps organizations build, migrate, modernize and manage their applications, infrastructure, data and analytics in Microsoft Azure. The company’s Data & Analytics practice delivers a full range of services to enable clients on their data transformation journey, from data strategy and architecture to migrations, advanced analytics, operations and support.

Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform helps organizations accelerate innovation by unifying data teams with an open, scalable platform for all of their data-driven use cases. From streaming analytics and AI to business intelligence (BI), Databricks provides a modern lakehouse architecture that unifies data engineering, data science, machine learning and analytics within a single collaborative platform.

“The 3Cloud team has built a strong Databricks practice within their organization and together, we have helped several customers implement AI solutions and maximize the business value of their data using Azure Databricks, “ said Kori O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Global Consulting & SI Partners at Databricks. “With 3Cloud’s solution accelerators, built on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform, customers are able to set up their data environments in minutes and can easily collaborate on all of their analytics and AI use cases in a unified workspace.”

“3Cloud’s mission is to provide the ultimate Azure experience for our clients and we are incredibly excited at how Databricks can help us enhance our clients’ Azure experience and their digital transformation,” said Adam Jorgensen, 3Cloud’s Vice President of Professional Services for Data & Analytics. “We’re honored to receive the Rising Star award and look forward to working with Databricks on many more successful client engagements.”

About 3Cloud
3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, and managed services to clients across multiple industries. Founded by former Microsoft technology leaders, 3Cloud combines a team of highly experienced cloud architects and technologists with a strong network of Microsoft sales and engineering relationships to deliver the ultimate Azure experience for clients. 3Cloud is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Dallas, Texas and supports clients throughout North America and Europe.

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Using Azure ML and Cognitive Services to Improve Business Outcomes

Businesses today have an immediate need to store large amounts of data in formats such as Word, Excel, PDF, images, videos, text files, and other sources for long periods. Azure ML and Azure Cognitive Services are critical tools in assisting businesses in leveraging their data and enhancing business outcomes.

In this recent webinar presented by Principal Data Architect, Rowland Gosling, we explored how to leverage your existing data and how AI can be useful to businesses. The presenter also looks at Knowledge Mining with Azure Search and the Machine Learning lifecycle.

Additional topics covered:

  • Azure Search to translate from multiple languages into English
  • How to train a Machine Learning model to recognize good/bad items
  • The capabilities of Machine Learning built into Power BI

If you are concerned about technology disruption or wanting to better leverage your data using Azure ML and Cognitive Services, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

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Simplify Dataverse Data Imports Using Data Flows

Have you ever wished there was a more efficient way to import data into your Dataverse (Common Data Service) database? In most cases, creating an app generally requires data from more than one source. While this can often be achieved at the application level, there are occasions when combining this data into a common store makes app development simpler and allows for a consistent set of logic to manage and run across all applications.

In a recent webinar by Senior Consultant, Sharon Woloshin, we examined how to use Data Flows to transform and clean your data before SIMPLE import into your Dataverse database. Sharon also explored how to replace Excel data imports and how to prepare your data for import using Azure dataflows and Power Query Online.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to use Dataverse as a home for data maintained in less convenient locations.
  • How to use dataflows to clean and transform your data before importing it into Dataverse.
  • How to simplify dataflow connections to replace complex and trouble-prone Excel imports into Dataverse.

If you are interested in strategies on how to use dataflows to transform and clean your data before a SIMPLE import, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Introduction to Azure Synapse Analytics

Are you interested in learning how to combine your data with the ability to query data on your terms? Azure Synapse Analytics is a boundless analytics service that combines data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics into a single platform. This tool enables users to bring their worlds together by providing a combined experience for ingesting, exploring, preparing, managing, and serving data.

In a recent webinar by Lead Data Architect, Brian Custer, we examined the Azure Synapse Analytics unified analytics workspace and discussed the major use cases and scenarios for using the platform. Brian also spends time on examining the Azure interface.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to set up a workspace in Azure
  • How to work with the major features of the studio
  • Analyzing NYC taxicab data

If you’re looking for a unified analytics workspace to engineer and analyze big data, Azure Synapse is the answer, and this webinar will give you a great introduction to Synapse. You can watch the entire webinar by clicking the link below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

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Azure Purview

As data volume and growth continue to rise, businesses are turning to data governance and data catalog programs to help them manage their data properties and create searchable self-service experiences. Azure Purview is a data catalog tool that provides users with access to a searchable catalog of business and technical assets.

In this recent webinar, presented by Senior Data Consultant, Steven Wise, and Lead Data Architect, Darren Zwonitzer, we explored the implementation process and how to resolve challenges in a secure environment. We also examined a few best practices, as well as lessons learned from various Purview engagements.

Additional topics covered:

  • How to install, configure, and secure a typical installation
  • How to customize and extend the business glossary
  • How to define and use custom classifications
  • How to use the API to add custom elements

If you are searching for a means to provide business and technical data users with self-service capabilities or starting a data governance program, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

 

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Modern Data Warehouse: What It Is, Why You Need It, How to Use It

Analytics has evolved tremendously since the 90’s when we began constructing data warehouses. The technique is new, the tools are very different, and the demands are even different! Companies, for example, achieve a strategic edge by machine learning, also supplied by IoT and smartphones. The huge volume of data and high-speed causes problems with scalability.

In this recent webinar presented by Cloud Data Architect, Rowland Gosling you will see an outline of new methods and tools used to construct a data warehouse. The presentation also discusses the value of a data warehouse and ways to enhance the data capabilities within your business.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How the modern data warehouse updates exist within analytic strategies
  • Mapping to today’s business goals for analytics
  • Typical end-to-end workflows that are used to solve problems
  • Using all the data available to create a more accurate picture of the business
  • How do we scale?
  • How are we going to stay competitive?
  • Can we consolidate to one approach to analytics?

 

If you are a business leader, technical staff, or a company interested in a consolidated, modern approach to analytics, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or  [email protected].

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Letting the User Drive – Advanced Techniques for Dynamic Reporting in Power BI

Power BI dynamic reporting is an effective way to consolidate data. In one click, you can view up-to-date statistics or information in real-time, enabling users to connect with data through interactive features and other functionalities to perform simple and advanced data analysis.

 

In this recent webinar, presented by Lead Consultant Robin Abramson, we looked at the approach of dynamic columns, some new methods, such as line and bar charts that appear or disappear depending on slicer choices, and a trend of efficient space usage to encourage analysis.

 

Additional topics covered:

  • How to craft reports that feel natural to the pickiest users
  • Techniques that mimic features of other reporting tools
  • Creating date slicers that go beyond what’s natively allowed
  • How to create app-like experiences that become corporate favorites

 

If you are looking to learn advanced techniques for dynamic reporting in Power BI or how to produce an  “app-like” report that will give your users a sense of shaping their own experience, then this webinar is right for you. You can watch the complete webinar below.

 

Be sure to join us each week for our free webinars that happen every Tuesday at 11 AM ET. Our webinars cover a wide range of Azure topics and are presented by industry experts. Check out what webinars are coming up on our events calendar.

Need further help? Our expert team and solution offerings can help your business with any Azure product or service, including Managed Services offerings. Contact us at 888-8AZURE or [email protected]

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