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State Farm presented at IBM InterConnect 2017 on their challenges with large scale deployment of IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) - IBM's Business Rules Management System. State Farm has a set of specific things it wants out of its BRMS: Well defined artifact lifecycle for auditing Rigorous deployment process support for confidentiality and consistency Self-service so authorized users [...]

This year DecisionCAMP will be hosted by the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) on July 7, 2016 at Stony Brook University, New York, USA. This year's event will aim to summarize the current state in Decision Management with a particular focus on the use of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. As always it will show [...]

IBM’s advanced analytics portfolio contains its descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics products (everything from Cognos to SPSS to optimization and decision management). Within this portfolio is IBM’s decision optimization portfolio that contains the solver technology embedded in many IBM and external products. This demand for decision optimization involves enterprise Operations Research (OR) teams, [...]

Dataiku, a company founded in 2013 and based in France, launched their product, Data Science Studio (DSS), in February 2014. DSS is a web-based analytic software platform designed for data scientists and analysts. The product is designed to improve the effectiveness and productivity of data teams especially when it comes to turning raw data into [...]

IBM has a portfolio of decision optimization products that are integral to their smarter analytics strategy, aimed at both the hard-core optimization experts as well as targeting line of business markets. IBM sees optimization expanding, expanding from the traditional optimization technology market to a more mainstream decision optimization platform with an increasing focus on specific [...]

It's that time again - time to take the Rexer Analytics survey so we can see what's happened in the world of data miners over the last year. You can take the survey here: www.RexerAnalytics.com/Data-Miner-Survey-2013-Intro.html and use access code: NT1F2 I always find this survey really useful. It's important to know that it is aimed at all [...]

Our new report on Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies has been available for download for a while now and thousands of you have downloaded it. To make it even easier to access (the PDF does not require a registration even) we have made it available online in the main report webpage - just scroll down [...]

As you probably know by now, we have released the first version of our Decision Management Systems Platform Technology report. This report is available free for download from http://www.decisionmanagementsolutions.com/decision-management-technology. This version of the report focuses on four key areas (outlined in the webinar we gave recently and available in our archive here). One of these [...]

First Look – Netuitive

Netuitive provides predictive analytics for IT. Based in Reston VA and founded in 2002 they have over 50large enterprise customers and 300 more through OEMs. Their solution is designed to prevent degradations and outages to critical applications and services by providing an intelligence layer on top of existing monitoring systems. Companies use the software for [...]

I got an update from Oracle on Oracle Data Mining (ODM) recently. ODM is an in-database data mining and predictive analytics engine that allows you to build and use advanced predictive analytic models on data that can be accessed through your Oracle data infrastructure. I blogged about ODM extensively last year in this First Look [...]

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 [...]

First Look – Drools Planner

Drools Planner is a sub project of the Drools project that started 4 years ago as Drools Solver. Drools Planner is focused on “NP complete” planning problems where a solution is hard to find, but easy to prove feasible once found. Examples include scheduling, bin packing and timetabling for instance. Drools Planner is particularly good [...]

Here is a recap of product news for Q1 2011 First Look- Eagle Eye Analytics Advanced predictive modeling for the Property and Casualty insurance market First Look – SAS High Performance Computing Distributed grid environment providing parallel job execution across multiple servers with shared physical storage First Look – Opera Solutions Analytics service provider that [...]

First Look – SAS/OR

I have been doing more thinking about optimization recently and thought I should get caught up with the OR (Operations Research) folks at SAS to see what they are doing. They see OR technologies as part of the overall analytics spectrum and feel that anything that improves the rigor of decision making without unduly constraining [...]

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 got a chance to catch up with Opera Solutions recently. A company that aims to improve “machine intelligence” and couple it with human insight to help companies with sustained profit growth, Opera has 400 staff worldwide with over 125 analytic scientists. This makes it a very large analytic solutions provider in a market dominated [...]

Gurobi is the latest entrant to the mainstream optimization engine market (IBM/ILOG CPLEX and FICO Dash being the two main players with CPLEX having by far the largest market share). Gurobi was founded by Zonghau Gu, Ed Rothberg and Bob Bixby in 2008. The three of them were instrumental in the development of  CPLEX, the [...]

I got an update from the folks at Ingres the other data to talk about Ingres VectorWise. Like many of the companies I have spoken to recently, Ingres is focused on how to provide an analytic infrastructure that handles the increasing volume and complexity of data so that analysis can be done on up to [...]

The folks at VideoLectures.NET (http://videolectures.net/) wrote to me looking for blog contributors (http://blog.videolectures.net/) especially in the field of Data Mining or related disciplines within Computer Science. They are looking for video enthusiasts, students or researchers who will contribute creative reviews on different talks on the 12,000 videos on the portal - including a few hundred [...]