Microsoft is a key partner, and we have an extensive track record of deep partnership inside of their organization. We won Microsoft’s Global Partner of the Year Award for Business Analytics in June 2017, and we were a finalist for the same award in 2015, so saying we’re one of the best isn’t an understatement.
Our team has partnered deeply with the Microsoft Power BI team. It began several years ago with the initial release of Power BI, where our team started selling alongside of them & provided product feedback. Recently, we’ve partnered deeply with their solution templates team, and we really like the framework they’ve produced for app deployment on Azure. This work has culminated in our release of the Power BI Usage Metrics Solution Template.
Azure Machine Learning
Our team partnered with the Azure Machine Learning & Advanced Analytics team during their pre-release, and provided initial customer evidence for their product onstage. We’ve taken a deep interest in this product, and helped shape the journey as its matured through bug-crushing and product feedback. We still enjoy a deep relationship with this team, and are very excited to partner with them avidly deploying and using their product.
Neal Analytics uses SQL Server, and we’ve had several of our personnel embedded within Microsoft in order to transition skills and knowledge back & forth. Most recently, our architects have been engaged with the SQL Server team assisting them with compliance integrations into the product, while picking up migration factory skills to transition back into our organization.
IoT Suite & IoT Central
We’ve enjoyed a deep partnership with the Microsoft IoT teams for several years. We’ve helped deploy their product in several situations and provided feedback. Their intersection point with the Azure Machine Learning & advanced analytics team around distributed algorithms using Azure Stream Analytics has been a point of particular interest.
As an example of our commitment delivering value to our customers, we have invested in our partnership with Databricks, achieving top-tier status within their services partner ecosystem. By leveraging the Databricks unified analytics platform on Azure, we are able to reduce both the time and costs of data science development in our engagements while ensuring that our customers are benefiting from the most current and cutting-edge technologies.
OSISoft is a technical partner we utilize to enable sensor data access in many of our manufacturing, quality control, and process optimization projects. We have a partnership with them, focused on implementing Azure’s advanced analytics technology stack within their organization.
AccuWeather is one of Data Services partners, providing us with access to timely weather data we often use for data science feature engineering.
Acxiom is one of our Data Services partners, providing us with access to deep customer data for use for personalization & segmentation projects.
Public Insight Data
For our projects in Health and Public Sector, public insight data is a valuable data services provider we sometimes use.