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First Look: SAS Factory Miner

I got a briefing on SAS Factory Miner, to be officially released in July. SAS Factory Miner is designed to help organizations scale their analytic efforts, enabling them to solve more problems, faster, more accurately and without adding resources....

Posted June 26, 2015    

First Look: IBM Decision Optimization Cloud

IBM’s advanced analytics portfolio contains its descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics products (everything from Cognos to SPSS to optimization and decision management). Within this portfolio is IBM’s decision...

Posted May 17, 2015    

Using Decision Modeling to Make Predictive Analytics More Pervasive

Back in May of last year, Wayne Eckerson published “Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive“. It’s a great report with some really useful data but one of the key headline result is that implementation rates are not rising – in fact fewer organizations...

Posted February 25, 2015    

First Look: Predixion 4.0

Predixion released 4.0 of Predixion Insight in October 2014 and I got a product update recently. First, some quick background on Predixion: They started back in 2009 based in California and Washington and recently added an office in Europe. 70...

Posted February 12, 2015    

Analytics Capability Landscape: The Importance of Decisions

 It’s clear when you analyze analytic capabilities that there are three main reasons people use analytics:A need to report on some aspect of the organizationA need to monitor the organization’s behavior or performanceA need for the organization...

Posted January 23, 2015    

First Look: Dataiku’s Data Science Studio

Dataiku, a company founded in 2013 and based in France, launched their product, Data Science Studio (DSS), in February 2014. DSS is a web-based analytic software platform designed for data scientists and analysts. The product is designed to improve...

Posted November 20, 2014    

First Look: IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced

I blogged a little about the tech preview of IBM’s Operational Decision Manager – Advanced product when I was at IMPACT and I recently got a full briefing on the new ODM Advanced release.ODM Advanced has been under development for about 2 years with...

Posted October 23, 2014    

First Look: FICO Analytic Modeler Suite

FICO Analytic Modeler is FICO’s in-browser analytic tool suite – the evolution of the Model Builder product line post the InfoCentricity acquisition. These offerings are part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, a cloud-based environment for building and...

Posted October 16, 2014    

The Role of Standards in Predictive Analytics: A Series

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...

Posted December 19, 2013    

Build Your Decision Capability with Decision Management

The old wayFew organizations treat their decisions as first class objects. Business analysts don’t write requirements for them while enterprise architects don’t include them in their patterns. Organizations may invest heavily in technology to...

Posted November 16, 2013    

First Look: Provenir Big Data Listening and Engagement Platform

I recently got an introduction to the Provenir Big Data Listening and Engagement platform. Provenir is a cloud-based platform that serves as an omni-channel engagement hub, allowing brands to proactively listen for real-time events and comments...

Posted November 8, 2013    

Analytics for Decision Management

Neil focused his session on Analytics. Analytics, he says, has roared to the front office in recent years (driven in part by the explosion of data and data management technology). Big, as in Big Data, is relative. The rate of increase has not...

Posted November 5, 2013