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I am participating in a webinar on “The citizen data scientist: Can you democratize analytics for better business outcomes?” with Information Management, sponsored by Dell. Analytics is about better understanding customers, markets, and other phenomena that impact business performance. So while PhDs in mathematics and computer science play an important role in analytics success, employees with [...]

This was my first briefing on Statistica since I reviewed v11 in 2012. Statsoft was established in 1984 and acquired by Dell in March 2014. The product has been continuously developed to the point where it has over 16,000 integrated functions.  Since acquisition, Dell has been focused on integrating it into Dell systems and processes [...]

Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD) is Oracle’s core Decision Management product and I have reviewed it before (see this First Look – Oracle RTD 3 and this one on the Oracle RTD Roadmap plus I have written a detailed Oracle RTD product review). With the release of “Oracle RTD Base Application Release 3.1” in May 2011 Oracle [...]

Teradata announced its intent to acquire Aster Data today. Obviously this is big news in analytics-land and I participated in a call where the two companies gave some quick information. The driver for the acquisition seems t be an increasing focus on generally unstructured and untapped data and expanding the Teradata portfolio into this adjacent [...]

I am presenting at an Aster Data (see my Aster Data first look here) sponsored webinar on how to Turn your data into big $$$: What you Need to make this Easy! Big data is crushing your systems, and keeping up with ever-increasing storage costs is becoming a challenging task. But there are even more [...]

I blogged a couple of internal Oracle sessions on RTD (Oracle Real Time Decisions in e-commerce #oow10, Oracle RTD Roadmap #oow10) and now we get a chance to hear a customer speak – Dell with some help from Objectifi. Octane is Dell’s brand name for their RTD project – the platform has a number of [...]

Eric Arnum, editor of Warranty Week, gave an overview of the industry as a whole. Clearly the recession is taking its toll. Starting with new home builders it has spread to RV makers, auto makers, various retailers, GE and others. Warranty is important in many of these company’s challenges and some, like Hyundai, are trying [...]

Next up was Chris Collard of Dell talking about building a decision engine. Chris had done an implementation at Dell Financial Services and was sharing some of his experience with replicating that at Dell. Chris talks about decision engines as full decomposed applications – data, process and logic all externalized. Chris’ central thesis is Effective [...]