Downloading, Setting Up & Running Oracle Data Miner

Uli Bethke Amazon EC2, analytic functions, data mining, Training

As the awareness of Oracle Data Miner increases so does the interest in trying out and playing with Oracle Data Miner (ODM). The following set of instructions steps you through what is required to download and install the database, configure a data mining user in the database, populate the data mining user with some data. The instructions finish with details ...

10 Reasons you really need predictive analytics

Uli Bethke analytic functions, Best Practice, Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse

SPSS have recently posted and article called "10 Reasons you really need predictive analytics". I thought it would be interesting to post the main points from this article to illustrate that not all predictive analytic projects involve Data Mining, but involve a number of different techniques and looking the the business data in a different way. Yes data mining can ...

Oracle Data Miner - New Resources

Uli Bethke Best Practice, Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse, Training

Over the past couple of weeks a couple of new web resources have appeared on Oracle Data Miner The first one is that Charlie Berger, the director of Oracle Data Mining Product Management, has started a blog specifically for Oracle Data Miner. Check it out, http://blogs.oracle.com/datamining/ If you are already using Oracle Data Miner or are interested in following its ...

Why Has Data Mining Struggled So Much?

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence, data mining, Data Warehouse, Oracle

Bill Inmon has recently posted an article on "Why has Data Mining struggled so much?" The article discusses 7 diferent reasons why data mining has struggled, as it has been around for a very long time. The main points are 1. We have been waiting a long time for it to become available in a usable way 2. Data mining ...

How to prepare for Data Mining

Uli Bethke Best Practice, data mining, Training

There is a new article by Eric King of The Modeling Agency on How to Prepare for Data Mining. It has some interesting points on various aspects that you would need to look out for. I think some of the important things is that you need to plan such a project carefully, that you understand what you can get out ...