AI: Image classification

In recent years, the technology associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undergone great development, which is giving rise to new tools and applications that were previously unthinkable: object detection, image segmentation, analysis of people, diagnosis of diseases…

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How to Create Presentations with MicroStartegy

How to Create Presentations with MicroStrategy

This week, I bring you a twist on a tool we are used to, for a functionality that is not specifically related to BI: Using Dossiers for presentations.

Yes, yes, you heard right, and I am not talking about the pure and simple data analysis we are used to. Let’s analyse a bit: We use presentations and PowerPoint to defend an idea, to explain something, to make a proposal, to present results, etc?

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webinar: Gestalt laws

Webinar: Gestalt Laws

After the overwhelming success of the video series and article on the Laws of Gestalt, MicroStrategy and Joaquín Attanasio present the definitive webinar.

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MicroStrategy Types of Caches

MicroStrategy Types of Caches

Today, we will continue to delve a little deeper into optimisation techniques and take a look at the different types of caches available in MicroStrategy.

As you may have noticed, in the previous article we talked about the report cache specifically, but there are other types of cache that play a part in the optimisation of the tool. Let’s analyse them.

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MicroStrategy Transformations

MicroStrategy Transformations

This week I am taking you on a journey through time and space. Sounds like a Bradbury story or a Stephen Hopkins theory, doesn’t it? So today we will take our metrics, put them in the DeLorean and make them travel back in time and into other dimensions to see what value they correspond to wherever we go. So fasten your seatbelts, because today we will be looking at: Transformations.

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Gestalt Laws

Gestalt Laws

We will leave MicroStrategy aside for today. The truth is that we can be the best architects or administrators, but what gives value to the tool is that users use it. For this, in addition to having an optimal system, it is of vital importance that our dashboards reflect the information in the best possible way. And here, when it comes to interpreting what it sees, the brain acts in a very peculiar way. That is why today we will see a little bit of how we react to different designs depending on colours, shapes and distribution of the objects we present. Ladies and gentlemen, today I bring you: The Gestalt Laws.

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MicroStrategy: Report Caching vs History List

MicroStrategy Report Caching vs History List

Talking a bit about optimization techniques, today I come to talk a bit about two very similar functionalities within the tool. Basic for any user, and it is still worth highlighting their importance, similarities, differences, and also their risks, since they jeopardize the veracity of the information displayed. Today, face to face and head to head, I bring you the first fight of the season: Caches vs History list.

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MicroStrategy Grouping Methods

MicroStrategy Grouping Methods

This week I bring you an adventure of my colleague Juan Valladares. We received an incident from a user complaining about how long a report was taking to run. While many factors affect the performance of a report (I will write about them at some point), we found that in this particular case it was a problem with the design of the report itself.

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MicroStrategy Transaction Services

MicroStrategy Transaction Services

This week I will review one of the features that give great versatility to Microstrategy: Transaction Services. This MicroStrategy functionality allows us to actively interact with the database allowing us to have a tool that keeps the database updated in real-time.

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MicroStrategy Security

MicroStrategy Security

As we already know, unlike other visualization tools, MicroStrategy has a much more complex architecture. To begin with, the great advantage it has over the rest of the tools is its semantic layer, which gives us a range of facilities in terms of security, since it allows us to manage a highly complex structure and to manage in great detail the accesses to the information we have.

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