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I got an update on Enterprise Miner™ from the folks at SAS recently. Enterprise Miner is their development tool for data miners and predictive analytic specialists and is a graphical environment for designing and executing the steps in the creation of a predictive analytic model. Enterprise Miner 7.1 was part of the SAS 9.3 release [...]

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 [...]

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 – Yottamine

I met the folks from Yottamine at Predictive Analytics World and got a chance to get a demo and an update recently. Yottamine is focused on helping companies build predictive models and see three main challenges for building good predictive models: An ever increasing amount of data makes building models harder and requires more storage [...]

One of the hot topics these days in analytics is “in-database” or “in-warehouse” analytics. I have blogged about multiple products in this space including the work SAS has done with Teradata, Aster, DB2 , Netezza  and Greenplum, the work Revolution Analytics has done with Netezza, Angoss and FuzzyLogix (described in this report). With all this [...]

Update – Angoss

I got an update from Angoss recently. It has been a while since I was updated on the product – I last blogged about 7.0 which was the last major release. 7.5 is an upgrade from this version –a maintenance release – with 7.6 planned for the end of 2011 and 8.0 due out around [...]

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 [...]

First Look – Toovio

Toovio was founded by a group of ex-database marketers who have extensive consulting and implementation experience with various marketing, decision management, and analytics products. Their backgrounds in real-time/database marketing in terms of analytics, building tools and using existing products has led them to develop their own solution. What they call their “Service-as-a-Service” (I would call [...]

Update – KXEN

It has been nearly two years since I got a briefing from KXEN (see my KXEN First Look here) so I was glad to get an update recently. KXEN was founded in 1998 and is a VC funded, privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Their revenue is evenly split 45/45 between Europe and America [...]

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 [...]

David McMichael of MetLife came next. MetLife Auto and Home is a mid size P&C insurance arm within the overall MetLife group. David runs the Quantitative Research and Modeling team within the actuarial department. Team has grown over the last few years with a diverse set of people, something they find very valuable and expanded [...]

First Look – in2clouds

in2clouds is focused on helping companies use Predictive Analytics to improve their business performance. Founded by MicroStrategy alumni and launched in 2009, in2clouds is a small company that has been working in hi-tech, financial services and retail. Seeing analytics as “the next big thing” they want to reduce the friction for mainstream adoption and help [...]

First Look – DataInfoCom

I caught up with DataInfoCom recently – a research-oriented software company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Their focus is on what they call Predictive Decision Management. Their software product, OSMOSYS, delivers predictive decisioning over the Internet – Decisions as a Service or DaaS as I call it. Their customers include a couple of well known, Fortune [...]

I got an update on Oracle Data Mining – the in-database solution for data mining and predictive analytics offered by Oracle – recently. They have made ODM available on the amazon compute cloud so you can easily try it and they have been doing some interesting work on a new GUI and on integration with [...]

New Rexer Analytics survey

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork I recently got the survey results from the annual data mining survey that Karl Rexer of Rexer Analytics runs. You can get the summary here or the full results from Karl but here are my thoughts: Data mining is everywhere. The most cited areas are CRM / Marketing and Financial Services with [...]

First Look – Scorto

I caught up with a new (to me at least) decisioning platform recently. Scorto works with credit organizations to manage credit risks and make objective decisions when selling mass credit products. They offer what they refer to as decision support (but I would call blended decision management and decision support) in everything from personal/small commercial [...]

The folks from SAS gave me a quick update the other day on SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Model Manager, two of SAS’ data mining/predictive analytics products. I often blog about SAS, as you would expect, but I have not done any product posts. SAS’ Business Analytics Framework is focused on helping organizations find the [...]

Karl Rexer of Rexer Analytics sent me a note the other day about some early results of the 3rd Annual Data Miner Survey in the Spring of 2009.  Like the previous surveys (I blogged about the 2008 survey), it  examined data miners’ algorithms and tools, opinions and views, types of data analyzed, challenges encountered, and [...]

I am giving a tutorial and a presentation on putting predictive analytics to work at the forthcoming Predictive Analytics World show in Washington DC (October 20th-21st with tutorials on the 19th). I always like to illustrate my points with real examples and I am going to be talking about Premier Bankcard, a SAS client. As [...]

First Look – Angoss 7

Angoss has just released a new version of their data mining and predictive analytics software, version 7.0. Key themes for 7 were: Optimization Mining enhancements like data weighting, in-database analytics, new statistics Support for more complex IT environments Usability Angoss has long supported the development of strategies or decision trees – models that define the [...]