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SAS is upgrading its in-memory analytics products with SAS® Visual Statistics (forthcoming) and SAS® In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop. SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop is available now and SAS Visual Statistics is going to be shipping in July of 2014. SAS Visual Statistics is based on the SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server for in-memory processing and is [...]

First Look: Rapid Insight Update

I last got an update from Rapid Insight back in March of 2012. Since then they have made a number of updates to the products. To recap, Rapid Insight Veera is a data intelligence tool for creating analytical processes and modeling datasets (supporting an extract, transform, analyze metaphor) and Rapid Insight Analytics is a data [...]

I am giving the opening keynote for the BIWA Summit 2014 January 14-16, 2014 at the Oracle HQ Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. It’s an Oracle-focused event, obviously, with some novel and interesting use cases of Oracle Big Data, Exadata, Advanced Analytics/Data Mining, OBIEE, Spatial, Endeca and more. There are opportunities to get hands-on experience with products in [...]

Rexer Data Mining Survey 2013

Karl Rexer just published his summary of this year’s Rexer Data Mining survey. As always there’s lots of good information but here are my favorite takeaways: As in our own work on Predictive Analytics in the Cloud, the survey fond that a focus on customers and on customer experience/engagement was top of mind. CRM/Marketing is [...]

First Look: Alteryx

I recently caught up with Alteryx,Inc.,  a company focused on democratizing Big Data – on how to get better decision making and data management at scale in an era of Big Data. Alteryx was founded in 2010 (and came from the origins of a company called SRC) and has 130 employees in North America. When [...]

First Look: Cascading Pattern

As part of some ongoing research on support for PMML I recently spoke with Concurrent. Concurrent is an enterprise software company focused on simplifying Big Data development on Hadoop. The company’s core product is called Cascading. This is a free, open-source, development framework for Apache Hadoop designed to let developers build sophisticated data processing applications [...]

It has been a while since I was updated on IBM SPSS Modeler and I got an update from IBM recently. IBM SPSS Modeler is, of course, IBM’s primary data mining and predictive analytics workbench. It uses a standard workflow metaphor, letting you string together nodes that process data, run algorithms, score data, etc. Both [...]

I got an update from the folks at Teradata on the Teradata Aster platform recently. I have been briefed on various partnerships around Teradata before – they are very active working with analytics providers on making sure that in-database analytic engines work on Teradata – but had not been briefed specifically on Teradata Aster. Aster [...]

First Look: Precog

Precog was founded in late 2010 to solve the challenges identified by the founder when he was working on developing an online advertising platform. An online ad platform generates a tremendous amount of data, data that can be used to target ads or select specific creative for an ad, but managing and using this data [...]

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 [...]

First Look: Angoss 8.5

I got an update on release 8.0 from Angoss last year and they subsequently released 8.5 in November 2012 with new functionality in KnowledgeSTUDIO and KnowledgeSEEKER. Particular improvements came in their additive scorecard interface with the addition of reject inference. Data visualization and reporting got an update too and they added the ability to import [...]

I wrote about FICO Model Central, FICO’s model management product, back in February of 2012. A new release, 3.0, is shipping with a new feature called Model Deployment Accelerator for rapid deployment. To recap, FICO Model Central automates analytic model compliance tasks, provides alerts and visualization to help you identify needed model updates, supports getting [...]

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 [...]

Fuzzy Logix is an advanced analytics software solution and services company headquartered in Charlotte North Carolina, with offices in Cupertino California, Richmond, Virginia and distribution channels throughout the world. Fuzzy Logix provides an in-database analytics solution, supporting both in-database model construction and in-database scoring.  They also offer in-GPU solutions, which allow users to access potentially [...]

First Look – EigenDog

EigenDog was founded in 2011 and launched their service for scalable predictive modeling in December 2011. Their objective was to provide scalability in machine learning. As we are all aware these days, more data tends to result in better predictive analytic models while better models can result in better business results. EigenDog’s perspective is that [...]

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 [...]

KNIME is an open source data analytics product based in Zurich, Switzerland that I last wrote about a couple of years ago. They have been working away on the product since then (having started development in 2004 and released their enterprise components in 2010) and have been refining their business plan at the same time. [...]

I am giving a webinar on Thursday March 14, 2012 10 am Pacific with Revolution Analytics on “Models Collecting Dust? How to Transform Your Results from Interesting to Impactful” Data scientists sometimes lament, “Why can’t I get anyone to use my predictions?” Great models that make accurate predictions are sometimes disconnected from organizational decision-making. This [...]

First Look – JMP Pro

I got my first look at JMP recently. JMP originally stood for “John’s Macintosh Project” apparently but is now a major business unit of SAS that has operated independently since 1989. It has about 180 employees and 250,000 users worldwide. The product has long since supported both Windows and Mac platforms and is a full [...]

Revolution Analytics and Netezza have recently announced a partnership. Netezza has a strong history of being associated with customers that are focused on “big data” problems and advanced analytics. As a result they have been delivering in-database analytics to bring these analytics closer to the data. Their approach allows customers and partners to bring Java, [...]