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Data Fabric: Stitch Up Your Data Strategy With Visualization

You’ve probably heard that old stat (or some variation of it) about how the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text and numbers. It’s a point that data visualization has been capitalizing on for years. It’s also something you can use to enable your people to reach fully informed decisions faster based on massive amounts of data. For example, you could read a report about the shifts in market sentiment over the last…

Data Fabric: Save a Stitch in Time with Predictive Analytics

To build a data fabric that covers all your business’ data needs, you need to think beyond today and look toward the future. That means once your data is prepped and ready, it’s time to put it to work, not just for today, but for the days, weeks, months and years ahead with predictive capabilities. You don’t need a crystal ball to know data is the competitive differentiator that drives innovation across all business…

Data Fabric: Skip the Patchwork with Powerful Data Prep

As any data analyst knows, when it comes to data management, preparing the data for analysis is more than half the battle (roughly 61% of it according to a recent TDWI Pulse Report). Without the right preparation it’s going to be of limited use when it comes to analysis and informing critical business decisions. That same Pulse Report found 83% of companies can only use 25% or less of their data.  And as the…

Data Fabric: Weave a Better Data Strategy Across Your Organization

By the year 2025, IDC predicts the amount of data worldwide will reach 175 zettabytes (ZB).  How much is that really? If 175ZB were stored on Blu-Ray disc, the stack would reach the moon. And consider this: that prediction is nine percent higher than it was in the previous year’s report and likely to increase again. So, needless to say, the complexity of managing and, more importantly, mining this exponentially increasing amount of data…

Knowledge Studio 10.8.3 Released

Knowledge Studio 10.8.3 adds more integration points with Knowledge Hub, Outlier Detection Improvements, and new Variable Transformation features. Improved Integration with Altair Knowledge Hub. All types of predictive models are now supported Altair strengthens the integration between predictive analytics and data preparation by publishing more models created in Knowledge Studio into the Knowledge Hub. Included are: Strategy Trees, Scorecards including the Scorecard editor, Deep Learning (Neural Networks), more regression and regularization models. Outlier Detection…

A New Era in Data Science: Team-driven Predictive Analytics

As data becomes more complex, so does the data and analytics industry. This space is fast-evolving, so solution providers need to quickly and confidently determine the best ways to solve pervasive customer problems. This is a challenge in and of itself. Here at Datawatch, we are constantly enhancing our products to ensure our customers have access to the latest technologies to streamline their workflows and extract the best insights from their data. But we can’t…

Altair Knowledge Studion 10.8 Released: Integration with Knowledge Hub

Altair Knowledge Studio 10.8 released! Key Features: Integration with Monarch Swarm Altair Knowledge Studio analytics software applications now integrate with Knowledge Hub: o Knowledge Studio datasets can be exported to Knowledge Hub o Swarm files can be imported into Knowledge Studio datasets o Knowledge Studio models can be published to Hub (in PMML format). Supported model types for model export: Decision Trees, Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, Regularization, and Constrained Regression. ▪ Note: …

Hindsight Isn’t Always 20/20 In Data Analytics

There’s a popular saying that hindsight is 20/20 but it isn’t always true when it comes to analytics.  To understand what really happened during the last month, quarter or year, you need to start with clean and complete datasets, utilizing the domain expertise from across the entire organization. And advancing your data strategy beyond descriptive “Hindsight” analytics to predictive or prescriptive analytics requires even more time, labor and analytic expertise.   For most organizations, this is often easier said than done. …

Optimization: Moving from Insight to Actionable Foresight

Authored By Chris Long Pre-Sales Leader, Altair Angoss You’ve probably seen this chart or one like it recently: Most organizations are finding their analytics efforts are somewhere between descriptive and predictive, few have been able to effectively move from only predictive to prescriptive and rely on rules of thumb or gut feel to apply analytic learnings. Many of those who’ve effectively moved into prescriptive analytics have started using segmentation tools like strategy trees. Strategy…

Why I Love the New Filtering Join Node

Ok, so full disclosure: at Angoss we have an idea wall for new product features, and I’m the one who wrote “Filtering Join” on a pink sticky note and placed it on the wall. So maybe I was destined to love the Filtering Join node even if it wasn’t great. But I do think it’s great. It’s an incredibly valuable node, and I use it all the time, and today I want to tell…