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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…

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. …

CEO Perspective: The Strength of Altair and Datawatch

As you may have heard, Altair Engineering Inc., has agreed to acquire Datawatch.  Allow me to take a moment to share with you why I’m so excited about this deal for our customers, our partners and our employees.  This transformative combination holds the potential to greatly expand the role of data analytics and data science in simulation-driven innovation. Altair is part of a handful of companies leading the world of engineering design and decision…

Think Like a Master Chef

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are gearing up to attempt to master some seriously ambitious culinary delights for our friends and families. America loves to cook. We even love to WATCH the professionals do it, as evidenced by the success of shows like Master Chef, Chopped, Top Chef. We’re so obsessed with food and the cooking process we even like to spend time watching people fail at…

Data Preparation 101 – The Objective of Data Preparation

Data Preparation 101 – The Objective of Data Preparation May 2, 2018. by Dr. Mamdouh Refaat Data preparation is a fundamental aspect of the modeling process. In fact, it is the most important part of the process since it occupies up to 80% of the total time of the project. The objective of data preparation is to prepare what is known as the modeling view or mining view. The modeling view is the table that contain all…

New Datawatch, New Website

Welcome to the new and improved Altair website! By now you’ve noticed some things look different here. Altair has come a long way over the last 30 years, from simple data extraction to a full data intelligence solution. And our website needed to reflect that evolution, so we’ve completely redesigned it just for you. Let us explain. Four Brands on One Website Altair acquired Angoss this year, and with that acquisition, Altair now has…

When you think of customer satisfaction, do you immediately think of data? Georgia’s Own Credit Union does…

…and their results have been tremendous! At Datawatch, we’re always amazed by the variety of innovative ways our customers use data to advance critical business initiatives (download the full case study here for all the details). Often organizations get entrenched using data for operational reporting only, yet one customer (Georgia’s Own Credit Union) thought outside the box to optimize their data analytics to address a critical business initiative: customer satisfaction. The Challenge We can all…

What’s Trending in BI: Dresner and Forbes Make Sense of The BI Landscape

Is your company “data rich, insight poor?” You’re not alone. Access to overwhelming amounts of data (2.5 quintillion bytes created per day) can be paralyzing to organizations, making it difficult to generate real business value from analytics. Investment in Business Intelligence (BI) tools is often seen as a solution to the problem, but organizations need to make sure they’re not just throwing money into a burning pit, in hopes of putting the fire out. International…

Why Team-Oriented Data Prep is Key to Your Marketing Intelligence Strategy

The roles and responsibilities of marketers have evolved dramatically in the past decade. It is no longer acceptable to launch and promote products and services through various channels without accountability and demonstrable results. Today’s marketer must employ a sound data intelligence strategy that fuels robust operational reporting and marketing analytics. To get there, marketing professionals are increasingly turning to team-oriented advanced data preparation and analytics solutions that clean, transform and combine data into…