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Since I last wrote about Revolution Analytics (back when they announced their Netezza relationship) they have added some new management and are growing fast. In particular they see lots of big data experimentation evolving into actual projects. To recap, Revolution Analytics is a commercial analytics company based on the open source R statistics language. The [...]

Russ Cobb and Randy Guard came up to walk us through a day in the life of a marketing department: Problem identification by the CMO Discovery and segmentation by the marketing analyst Campaign design and execution by the campaign manager Optimization and social listening by the campaign manager and marketing analyst Results for the CMO Randy [...]

Product Manager job at TransUnion

My friends at TransUnion tell me that they have an open product manager position.  They are looking for a product manager with a passion for all things decision management.  More details can be found through accessing the following link: https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=9941&company=Transunion&username Apply directly to them if you are interested  

I wrote about Blaze Advisor 7.0 back in September. FICO is about to release Blaze Advisor 7.1 and key themes for 7.1 are a focus on increased business control and flexibility, faster time to deployment and more integrated simulation. The key driver for this comes from the steady increase in business user engagement – the [...]

We recently updated our popular Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report for 2012. Available online or as a downloadable PDF, this report is the most comprehensive description of the technologies available for building Decision Management Systems. It covers business rules and Business Rules Management Systems, data mining and predictive analytics workbenches, optimization suites and solvers as [...]

As many of you know, Decision Management Solutions publishes a report on Decision Management Systems platform technologies. We have just released a new version with more vendor information, links to product reviews and great new content on best practices and key product characteristics. To recap: Decision Management Systems are agile, analytic and adaptive. They are [...]

I recently got an update from the team at Sparkling Logic. I first blogged about them back in 2011. As noted previously, the product is built on a collaborative, social platform in which people work on multiple projects. Different roles are supported, allowing everyone to have their own todos and for teams to share these [...]

As part of our ongoing work on technologies for Decision Management Systems I recently completed a product review for IBM’s Analytical Decision Management. You can get the full review from IBM here and my (much less detailed) first look is here. A new version of the report itself is also imminent….

I recently got an update on release 8 of IBM’s Operational Decision Management product (last reviewed here).With this release, the user experience and the user interface have been completely overhauled and the integration between rules and events has been improved. The look and feel is also increasingly shared with the BPM product and, to be [...]

My friends at GDS Link (First Look here) are giving a webinar “It’s Not Just About the Approval – Getting to the Optimal Credit Line Assisgnment, Product & Rate” on Thursday June 28 at 1:00pm ET. I will be presenting and taking questions as we go through the role of rules, analytics and optimization in [...]

First Look – Skytree Server

Skytree is singularly focused on advanced analytics, machine learning on massive datasets. They have been in development for several years and are based in Silicon Valley (with engineering teams there and in Atlanta) and the product was officially launched in 2012. They believe that machine learning will be at the core of solutions for big [...]

Sapiens has been around for over 25 years developing technology solutions around business rules and model-based development, specifically in financial services and insurance. Established in 1982 and NASDAQ traded, they have $100M in annual revenues post a couple of recent mergers. They have over 750 employees in US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Belgium and Israel. [...]

First Look – Web Rule 2.0

I have blogged about code effects’ Web Rule product before. This rule editor and execution environment supports both execution rules (that have an action to take) and evaluation rules (that just return true/false) as well as an IntelliSense/type ahead editor based on an XML object model. Rules in this product are closer to a ruleset [...]

First Look – Rapid-I

Rapid-I provides open source software for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining. Incorporated in 2006, they are based in Dortmund Germany and have been working on RapidMiner since 2001. They have over 35,000 production deployments and more than 400 customers in 40 countries. Banking and financial services is their largest market followed by Pharma [...]

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. One of the challenges is that multiple product categories exist in the market for the capabilities we discuss in the report. These product categories often overlap. While there are many Business Rules [...]

As regular readers know, 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). It also discusses some of [...]

Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and markets because traditional systems are too inflexible, fail to learn and adapt and crucially cannot apply analytics to take advantage of “Big Data.” Decision Management Systems, as I described in my book, are agile, [...]

Oracle Advanced Analytics is a new Oracle database option (announced today) that bundles Oracle R Enterprise and Oracle Data Mining (reviewed previously). With this release, R becomes a first class native interface for the Oracle database along with SQL and the graphic interface that ships with Oracle Data Mining.  This allows analytic modeling code to [...]

First Look – Talend

Talend has been around for about 6 years and the original focus was on “democratizing” data integration – making it cheaper, easier, quicker and less maintenance-heavy. They originally wanted to build an open source alternative for data integration. In particular they wanted to make sure that there was a product that worked for smaller companies [...]

2011 has been a great year for market awareness of Decision Management as an approach and of the value of Decision Management Systems. Product, partnership, acquisition and funding announcements have enhanced the available technology. As vendors continue to improve and enhance their product offerings to fully support Decision Management this is only going to reinforce and further [...]