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Equifax has been expanding beyond credit bureau data in recent years by providing better access to a broad range of their own fraud, employment, wealth, commercial and alternative data sources as well as 3rd party data to position themselves as an insights company. As part of this focus, their Decision Management platform, InterConnect, was rebuilt [...]

Predictive analytics is a powerful tool for managing risk, reducing fraud and maximizing customer value. Those already succeeding with predictive analytics are looking for ways to scale and speed up their programs and make predictive analytics pervasive. But they know there is often a huge gap between having analytic insight and deriving business value from it - predictive [...]

I am giving a webinar on Predictive Analytics Deployment to Mainframe or Hadoop with Mike Zeller of Zementis on Thursday, March 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM PST The big challenge for analytics-driven organizations today is closing the gap between deriving an analytic result and getting the ROI. Organizations need a consistent and efficient way to deploy analytic results [...]

Zementis, the company behind the ADAPA PMML engine (last reviewed here and a sponsor of our Standards in Predictive Analytics research), has been busy making their technology for deploying models based on the Predictive Model Markup Language or PMML more pervasive. They have launched on the Amazon AWS Marketplace. While they have supported AWS for [...]

To wrap up the series I have been writing on standards in predictive analytics, here's the report I have been working on. This report discusses each of the topics in the series - R, Hadoop and PMML - in more detail and pulls it all together in a single paper. You can get the Standards in Predictive [...]

In this series so far we have discussed a number of standards - R, PMML and Hadoop - that are well established. There are also some future developments that are worth considering—the emergence of the Decision Model and Notation standard, growing acceptance of Hadoop 2 and planned updates to PMML specifically. As regular readers of [...]

I am working on a paper, for publication in early 2014, on the role of standards such as R, Hadoop and PMML in the mainstreaming of predictive analytics.  As I do so I will be publishing a few blog posts. I thought I would start with a quick introduction to the topic now and then [...]

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 [...]

Stuart Wells, the CTO of FICO, came up to give the keynote and talk about FICO's big cloud announcements: FICO Cloud-based Decision Management Platform (announcement here) FICO Analytic Cloud (announcement here and sign up here) Customer engagement applications  on this cloud platform announcement here (discussed also in this blog post). Stuart began with a couple of stories. [...]

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 [...]

It used to be that analytics were applied in batch, updating the database with a score or customer segment based on yesterday's data. It used to be that these models could take months to implement, so that the models themselves were based on data that might be months out of date. It used to be [...]

I am giving a webinar with Dr Alex Guazelli of Zementis on Predictive Analytics at the Speed of Business: How decision management and a real-time infrastructure get predictive analytics where and when you need them. Organizations are looking to maximize the value of their analytics investment. They need to accelerate the deployment process, reduce costs and [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Update – Zementis

I got a chance to catch up with Zementis. I last got an update from them on the product back in May 2010 when they released 3.0 with their support of Drools as well as PMML. Zementis is reporting good momentum with large customers such as the US Army and Verizon as well as a [...]

Predixion, Zementis and Lyzasoft

Interesting announcements last week from three companies I have reviewed recently - Predixion, Zementis and Lyzasoft. Predixion has developed some interesting cloud-based predictive analytic technology - tools to load data from Excel and build predictive models from it - while Lyzasoft has a nice collaborative business intelligence environment and Zementis has a cloud-based deployment engine [...]

FICO had an interesting announcement today - Blaze Advisor, their business rules management system, is supporting Microsoft's Windows Azure platform for cloud deployments (the press release is here). The announcement is a first step only - at this stage Microsoft and FICO have focused solely on verifying the deployment of decision services built using Blaze [...]

A new (first) book on PMML

I am a big believer in the power of standards to drive market expansion when they are done right and one of my favorite standards recently has been PMML - the Predictive Model Markup Language. This XML standard allows analytic models to be developed on one of  a wide range of analytic modeling workbenches and [...]