The IoT Journey : Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi 3

If you are involved with “Big Data”, “Advanced Analytics” or “Cloud Computing”, you’ve likely heard all the hype around the “Internet of Things” or “IoT”. It used to be that IoT meant things like the connected refrigerator, or networked thermostats. Now it seems like IoT is being applied to just about anything that can connect…

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The IoT Journey: Introducing the Raspberry Pi Expansion Capabilities

In my previous post in this series, I introduced the Raspberry Pi3 and provided the steps necessary to build and configure it to run C# applications that were developed using Visual Studio on Windows. Obviously you need to know the basics in order to proceed to more IoT-relevant projects, so if you’re just getting started…

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Creating a “Real World” Database in Azure for Advanced Analytics Exploration: Part 1

One of the major issues that people who want to get started with “Data Science” or “Big Data Analytics” face is finding datasets that are both compelling and diverse enough to provide a useful playground for exploration. In my previous life, I blogged about this subject and wrote instructions on how to create a large…

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Welcome to the Big Data and Advanced Analytics blog!

In my work with the US Federal Government customer base, I find that most of the people I interact with are very interested in applying advanced analytics and “Big Data” technology to their work, but struggle with how to get started. I plan to use this blog to post relevant information on building solutions using Microsoft…

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Creating a “Real World” Database in Azure for Advanced Analytics Exploration: Part 2

In the previous article in this series, I wrote about provisioning the database in Azure and performing the download of the data from the City of Chicago crime statistics. In this post, I will discuss transforming the initial data into the various tables necessary to perform meaningful analysis. Keep in mind that the steps I’m…

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Creating a “Real World” Database in Azure for Advanced Analytics Exploration: Part 4

The previous posts of this series (part 1, part 2, and part 3) focused on using publically-available crime report data to build a “real world” database in Azure, then showed how you can use some of the Power BI tools in Microsoft Excel to create interesting visualizations with that data. In this post, I’ll walk…

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The IoT Journey — Visualizing IoT Streaming Data with Power BI

In my previous posts in this series(see posts one, two, three, four, five and six) I discussed the construction of a system to collect sensor data from a device and send that data to the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. The final step in this journey is to build an application that will use the data…

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The IoT Journey: Connecting to the Cloud

In the previous posts in this series (see posts one, two, three, four and five) we’ve walked through designing and building an application that reads a temperature and humidity sensor connected to a Raspberry Pi. In this post, we’ll create the cloud-based components necessary to receive the information from the Pi, and we’ll modify our…

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The IoT Journey: Working With Specialized Sensors

In previous posts in this series (see posts one, two, three and four) we’ve discussed the Raspberry Pi and it’s Linux-based operating system, along with the GPIO interface and using Visual Studio to develop applications in C# that execute on Linux using the Mono framework. Generally-speaking, this works well when the sensors you’re working with…

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The IoT Journey: Additional Peripheral Protocols

In the last post of this series, I discussed digital signaling and hardware interrupts. The purpose of these posts is to educate on the basics of IoT technologies so that you will have a foundation to work from in order to build new IoT projects. In this post, we will discuss the concept of Pulse-Width…

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