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I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In this first post I wanted to outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics and in a second post I will discuss the challenges of R in that context. As advanced [...]

Webinar: Up Your R Game

I am giving a webinar Up Your R Game with Bill Franks of Teradata on July 29th at 1pm Eastern time: Open source R is no longer a fad or a tool used in the academic world. According to the Rexer survey,* R is the analytic software of choice for data scientists, business analysts, and data [...]

First Look: Teradata Aster R

While R has become very popular in recent years the fact remains that as an open source product it has some scalability and performance issues (discussed in our paper on Standards in Predictive Analytics for instance). Base open source R is not really designed for the kind of large data volumes, Big Data, that are [...]

I first got a briefing on Dulles Research Carolina back in 2010 and I recently got an update. Dulles Research was founded in 2005 and came to market with Carolina, their SAS to Java convertor, in 2009. A U.S. patent was awarded to Dulles last year for the SAS to Java conversion process. At its [...]

First Look: Revolution Analytics 7

In the 9 months or so since I last wrote about Revolution Analytics they have released a new version of Revolution R Enterprise 7. This is focused on delivering “Write once deploy anywhere.” R, of course, continues to expand in popularity with the recent Rexer Data Mining survey (reviewed here) putting the percentage of data [...]

I had a great conversation with Claudia Imhoff at the Teradata Partners conference recently on “Big Data in the Operational World Requires a Different Mind-Set.” BeyeNetwork has recently published the transcript of our conversation here and the original podcast is available here.  

I presented on 5 Benefits of Customer Decision Management at Teradata Partners this year. Here are the slides: Contact me if you have questions about how to apply customer decision management in your company.

JSON support in Teradata

In the second quarter of 2014 Teradata will add support for JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) –  “fat free” XML focused on name value pairs – in its data warehouse. The key focus of this addition is on the Internet of Things because many of these produce data in JSON formats. For instance telematics, geospatial, manufacturing [...]

Attending the Teradata Partners conference and getting a briefing on the Teradata UDA – Unified Data Architecture.  The UDA brings together Teradata’s traditional Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) products, its Teradata Aster discovery platform and a variety of partner technologies. UDA was announced in 2012 and they have been adding integrations and partnerships since then. Specifically [...]

I am giving a webinar with Teradata Aprimo on “Ignite your ROI with real-time customer engagement,” October 15 at 11:30am Eastern An interactive discussion about cutting-edge digital messaging and real-time offer decisioning using a data-driven marketing approach. We’ll demonstrate how using data from your existing customer interactions can improve response in real-time, with multi-channel synchronization. [...]

Regular readers know that there is an events category on the blog that shows the upcoming opportunities to hear me speak, attend one of my webinars, or come to a workshop. These get tweeted  by me (@jamet123) but for various technical reasons don’t appear on the home page except as part of the calendar widget. [...]

I am speaking at Teradata Partners 2013 on October 21 at 1:30pm – “5 Benefits of Customer Decision Management” Knowing how to create better, more profitable customer relationships starts with an understanding of the strategic and day-to-day operational decisions your company or organization is making about those customers. If you can better manage these decisions, [...]

I got an update on Teradata’s Integrated Marketing Management (IMM) solutions recently as part of my ongoing series on Marketing Decision Management. These solutions have evolved from internally developed Teradata solutions as well as their acquisitions of Aprimo, eCircle and Market Helm Interactive (reviewed by me here). Several things are driving Teradata’s approach to integrated [...]

I am speaking at the Teradata Aster Big Analytics 2013 Roadshow in Dallas, July 25th. As companies invest in Big Data infrastructure they are looking for ways to show a return on that data. Using business analytics to put this data to work improving decision-making is central to success. But which decisions should be the focus [...]

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 [...]

In-memory databases and in-memory analytics are interesting technologies when it comes to Decision Management Systems. Memory is thousands of times faster than disk and the amount of memory on a node is increasing rapidly. Putting data is put in memory and executing analytics against it, especially if the analytics engine has plenty of memory too, can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Big Data Analytics #sassb

Paul Kent, VP of Big Data, came up next and gave a white board talk with no slides. His initial focus was on parallel processing for analytics, something that SAS has been working on for a while and that is key to their HPA and Big Data approaches. He points out that some problems (min [...]