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Images, copyright and how to stay out of trouble

Images, copyright and how to stay out of trouble

I'm not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For legal advice on copyright contact a lawyer who specialises in copyright. Finding images for your blog Right, now I have that clear let's talk about images on blogs. We all know images on blogs are important we get...

What is the RapidMiner Knowledge Base?

What is the RapidMiner Knowledge Base?

What is the RapidMiner Knowledge Base? The RapidMiner Knowledge Base is part of the RapidMiner community and found in the Resources tab on their website. It's got a range of articles written by RapidMiner staff. Some of the articles are responses to questions...

Trifacta training videos, Lesson 1

Trifacta training videos, Lesson 1

Previously I've blogged about Trifacta training videos giving an overview of what I thought of them as videos. Having done that I was curious to see what happened if I actually followed them and did the course. So, this is me going into detail by following the videos...

Narratives for Qlik: Natural language generation

Narratives for Qlik: Natural language generation

How do you tell the story? Here at OptimalBI, we are about making information visible. We love for data to tell a story. We are also very big on visual data storytelling. Scott is writing an infographic guide series of blogs and Sarah has written A brief (and...

RapidMiner 7.5: What’s new

RapidMiner 7.5: What’s new

The latest version of RapidMiner Studio is 7.5 Here at OptimalBI, we are big fans of RapidMiner so what’s new and why should you care? This is the short version: A new data core to improve memory with an open API for developers Improved integration with Cloud Better...

Trifacta: What’s new

Trifacta: What’s new

We are big fans of Trifacta. We’ve even written about what’s new with Trifacta before. Trifacta is always releasing new features and bug fixes so this blog covers the latest updates in the release of Trifacta Enterprise Wrangler Version 4 dated 03.03.2017. What’s new...

How to keep your RapidMiner environment secure

How to keep your RapidMiner environment secure

I've been writing about RapidMiner recently so I thought I'd take a look at their approach to security. Security Overview A good place to start is this white paper which gives the RapidMiner Security Overview. My big takeaway from this was that RapidMiner has four...

RapidMiner training videos: Where to start

RapidMiner training videos: Where to start

Here at OptimalBI we are RapidMiner partners. In fact, we are rather proud we are on the RapidMiner partners page. Recently I've been looking at the RapidMiner training videos and they are really worth checking out. Who are these videos for? These assume a...

Trifacta training videos

Trifacta training videos

We here at OptimalBI are pretty proud of being a Trifacta partner. We've written a few blogs about Trifacta in the past. We also wrote this guide to Getting started with Trifacta. If you are new to Trifacta their online training videos are a great place to start. Who...