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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 [...]

I blogged a couple of internal Oracle sessions on RTD (Oracle Real Time Decisions in e-commerce #oow10, Oracle RTD Roadmap #oow10) and now we get a chance to hear a customer speak – Dell with some help from Objectifi. Octane is Dell’s brand name for their RTD project – the platform has a number of [...]

I am attending a few sessions at Oracle OpenWorld this week and the first one is an overview of Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD) in e-commerce. I have reviewed RTD 3.0 before. The context for using RTD is that consumers are harder to reach, satisfy and retain – their behavior evolves more quickly, there is more [...]

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork I have been working on some research with the BeyeNETWORK and we are pleased to announce the release of “Operational Analytics: Putting Analytics to Work in Operational Systems”. The basic premise for this report is the power of analytics to improve decision making has huge potential when applied to the large numbers [...]

Stephen Brobst, Teradata’s CTO, took open Q&A. What’s the business and architectural impact of the temporal (and spatial) extensions in 13.10? Most Teradata customers are doing temporal things but implementing manually today using things like effective date columns. This is hard work and the new feature makes it easier to manage, more accessible to customers [...]

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 [...]

SAS has been rolling out its in-database and in-warehouse analytics over the last few months and I thought it was time to get an update. SAS sees its in-database strategy as one way to address some of the challenges in putting analytics to work, especially in high-volume operational environments. In-database analytics can reduce the time [...]

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 [...]

Business Analytics in Operations

Syndicated from BeyeNetwork I am working with the folks at B-eye Network and sponsors Oracle, SAS, Aha!, Adaptive and Fuzzy Logix on some research – Business Analytics: Putting Analytics To Work.There is growing interest in the power of analytics, especially predictive analytics, to improve business operations. The use of data mining and analytic techniques in [...]

SAS Real-Time Decision Manager (RDM) is designed for inbound communications, complementing outbound communication solutions. It aims at real-time delivery of decisions and recommendations during a customer interaction to optimize that interaction to improve revenue, growth and retention. For example, in retail banking, a customer might come in with a new job with very different income [...]

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 [...]

Neeraj asked me an interesting question the other day – how would a decisioning product like Oracle RTD and a business rules engine co-exist? Rather than answering this specifically I thought I would try and generalize it. After all there are products like Unica and Chordiant that also offer decisioning engines that are not general [...]

I got a chance to get an overview of the latest release of Oracle Real-Time Decisions, 3.0. This is the platform for real-time decisions on which various applications (for call center, web etc) are built and sold as part of the Oracle Applications suite. The vision of this product is to optimize “return on attention” [...]

I got an update on the Oracle Business Rules product recently. Oracle is an interesting company – they have the components of decision management but do not yet have them under a single umbrella. For instance, they have in-database data mining (blogged about here), the Real Time Decisions (RTD) engine, event processing rules and so [...]

Two articles

Two articles from me that you might like to check out. First in Oracle’s Journal of Management Excellence 2009 February I have a Guest Commentary on The Overinstrumented Enterprise arguing that companies are investing too heavily in monitoring systems while under-investing in making those same systems manageable. This is similar to the argument I made [...]

Predictions for 2009

I just went back to check and found no predictions on the blog for 2008 (so I get a 100% accuracy rating with no errors) so I thought I would make some for 2009. In no particular order then: Cloud computing will impact decision management. There are already at least two decision management vendors offering [...]

Charlie Berger and some others presented on using data mining for fraud detection. Fraud is a huge issue – for instance there is $31B annually in insurance claims fraud (10-15%) with 25% of all claims have some fraud and more than 1 in 3 bodily-injury claims from car crashes involving fraud. Other industries have similar [...]

Marty Gubar presented on Deliver Depper Insight by Combining Data Mining and OLAP. Marty presented on Oracle’s analytic spectrum and how OLAP and Data Mining fit and can be combined. OLAP and data mining are embedded in the Oracle database and share security, the partitioning, ETL etc. All can be accessed using PL/SQL so cubes [...]

Oracle’s BI Strategy

Tobin Gilman of Oracle presented on Oracle’s BI Strategy. Oracle views Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence as coming together over time and has a single strategy. They see ERP and CRM as having enabling operational efficiencies by driving a process-centric view across silos. Clearly BPM has completed this transition. Yet management processes – reporting, [...]