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First Look: BigML Update

I got an update from BigML recently – I first blogged about them back in December. BigML has continued to grow since then, opening the product to general use (you can sign up here). They now have over 4,600 users and more than 100 paying customers. The product still offers a simple interface underpinned by [...]

It’s been over a year since I last got updated on Zementis (their 3.5 release of ADAPA and PMML Universal Plug-in). Since then they have been busy adding support for new platforms and signing new partnerships. Most recently they have announced a strategic alliance between Zementis and FICO, something Zementis sees as a big win for [...]

First Look – Zementis Update

I spoke to Zementis back in June of 2011 and got an update on their Universal PMML Plug-in among other things. Since then they report growing client interest with a particular focus on real-time decision-making using real-time scoring in fraud detection for instance. They have also been updating their products. ADAPA, their analytic decision deployment [...]

Model Builder is FICO’s predictive analytic workbench remains focused on superior scorecard technology with advanced inferencing and reject inference (described in my review of Model Builder 7.1). Integration with the Blaze Advisor BRMS and integration for common variable libraries remains a largely unique feature. The focus of the newly announced Model Builder 7.2 is on [...]

Modern Analytics was founded in 2001 by a team that originally met building analytical capabilities for a major European bank. They wanted to see if they could make it easier to deliver the kind of analytic infrastructure they had developed for the bank. Since then, they have worked in many industries and have developed this [...]

Here is a recap of Decision Management product news for Q2 2011 Business Rules First Look Corticon 5 A long established vendor in the business rules management space, Corticon describe themselves as focused on delivering better, faster decisions by automating business rules. First Look – OpenRules Decision Management System OpenRules allows business users to manage [...]

I got a chance to catch up with 11Ants Analytics recently. 11Ants Analytics is a spin-off out of the University of Waikato (the source of the WEKA project), and has commercialized technology for automating the production of predictive models. The technology was inspired by research at Waikato – a leading center for machine learning.. 11Ants [...]

Update – In2Clouds

I got an update from in2clouds recently. Since I last wrote about them (see this First Look on in2clouds) they have made 3 key updates – they have added support for ensemble models, moved to allow private/hybrid cloud deployment and completed their service definition API. Ensemble models first. While using an ensemble model does not [...]

Eric Siegel opened Predictive Analytics World with a view of using predictive analytics in enterprise risk management. Eric began by giving some examples of “macro” risk – single, catastrophic risk events. But his focus, and the focus of predictive analytics, is on “micro” risk – risk-based micro decisions in my terminology. These are risk decisions [...]

Karl Rexer has just released the results from his annual survey of data miners – RexerAnalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-Results-2010.html. This year 735 data miners responded to an extended survey. Interesting facts from this year’s results: CRM and Marketing remain the top focus area with goals like retaining customers and understanding them better coming top also. Decision trees, regression [...]

I have been thinking about IBM’s Watson for a while now. I met some of the team very early in their development and here we are today with Watson slugging it out on TV. To do this it must decompose the question, generate multiple hypotheses and then score them before synthesizing an answer and associated [...]

Top 10 analytic mistakes

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective One of my favorite presenters, John Elder, presented his top 10 analytic mistakes at Teradata Partners. Lack Data is problem zero – obviously you need data to do data mining and analytics. Without data that is relevant to the problem you cannot use analytics to solve it. In particular it [...]

Bo and Lawrence from PARC presented some work on contextual intelligence research designed to exploit unstructured data for novel predictive applications. PARC is now an independent business unit focused on the Business of Breakthroughs, working with Xerox and with other companies. The new focus means they work on a wide range of problems and aim [...]

Syndicated from Smart Data Collective John Elder presented a collection of case studies to showcase the ROI of data mining. John started by making the point that many of his case studies had technical success but not business success – an interesting statistic. John sees three major ways that predictive analytics can help – streamlining, [...]