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Day 2 at IBM IMPACT kicked off with another IBM keynote. Dave Farrell got it started telling us that IBM got record attendance this year and that customers will be talking about how “business in motion” has helped them. First up is Jim King of BMI – a licensing and rights management company in the [...]

I went to listen to the folks from Cardinal Health talking about their supply chain and their use of BPM, Decision Management and analytics. Cardinal Health delivers products to medical facilities with 60,000 sites delivered to daily, 86% of US hospitals use them and 30,000 employees are involved. Cardinal Health is focused on helping improve cost-effectiveness and quality of [...]

IBM has a portfolio of decision optimization products that are integral to their smarter analytics strategy, aimed at both the hard-core optimization experts as well as targeting line of business markets. IBM sees optimization expanding, expanding from the traditional optimization technology market to a more mainstream decision optimization platform with an increasing focus on specific [...]

IBM BPM and ODM Analyst Summit

Getting started at the IBM analyst summit for business process management and decision management. David Millen kicked off with a somewhat rambling introduction to the current state of process and decision management in the market and at IBM. Some key points: Managing business processes, making them more efficient, remains the top priority for companies when [...]

I am speaking on at the IBM BPM and ODM Summit in Napa California on October 10. I am speaking on Smarter, Simpler Processes & Decisions: One of the prime causes of over-complex processes is the inclusion of decision-making in process designs. Organizations that identify the decisions in their processes and manage them as peers – [...]

There’s a great even coming up in August for anyone looking for some online sessions on business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics. The Oracle BIWA SIG is holding its Virtual Summit 2012, two FREE days of Education, on  August 15th and August 16th. I am giving the opening keynote talking about the move from business [...]

IBM has two core Decision Management products, Operational Decision Management and Analytical Decision Management. As noted yesterday CIOs see a need to drive better real time decisions while CEOs see the need to differentiate their organizations by translating insight into actions (by making decisions). The Decision Management solutions are focused on optimizing decisions – not [...]

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 [...]

IBM SPSS has been supporting in-database analytic modeling for a while now. Their objective is to make it possible for analysts to run the complete data mining process end-to-end in-database – from accessing the data to data transformation and model building/scoring. In particular, they try to enable analysts to push data transformation and data preparation [...]

Warning –this is a post about a standards process so there are a fair number of abbreviations – I tried to describe the key ones. There is a large community of users of business rules management systems, with thousands of large companies using them to automate and improve decisions. In addition, there is a strong [...]

Mark Hornick of Oracle’s Data Mining Technologies Group presented on the use of the Oracle Data Mining technology to drive recommendations at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW). The challenge in a show like Oracle OpenWorld is that there are thousands of sessions and attendees need help finding the sessions that will match their interests. Three groups were [...]

Oracle RTD Roadmap #oow10

The Oracle Real Time Decisions (RTD) roadmap began with a quick review of Oracle RTD (see my earlier post on the role of RTD in e-commerce) – an analytical decision service that sits between the operational and analytic applications of an organization so that operational business processes can be analytically enhanced. Crucially it combines prescriptive [...]

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 [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork Karl Rexer just sent me this link – Oracle Data Mining on iPad – and I have to say it is pretty cute. I recently got a demo of the new Oracle Data Mining capabilities and will post a quick summary of it soon but this is new way to look at [...]

I just heard from a colleague that you can check out Oracle’s Data Mining tools on the amazon.com compute cloud.  The Oracle Data Mining development team has set up an instance for prospective customers who want to try the in-database data mining algorithms via SQL/Java APIs or the Oracle Data Miner user interface. You can [...]