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Enterprise Data Miner
Think EDM (previously known as K.wiz) is a fully integrated Business Analysis Automation platform incorporating knowledge discovery and data mining techniques designed to provide business users with intelligent analysis capabilities. It combines ease-of-use with enterprise scalability to uncover latent knowledge from massive amounts of data through host applications. The advanced statistical, data mining and visualization techniques, coupled with the data extraction, transformation, integration, analytical and action components, positions Think EDM as a unique solution for complex business problems.
Think EDM is a component-based platform for the development of data mining and predictive analytic solutions that can be embedded in business applications and deploy predictive intelligence to a large number of business users. An extensive library of components is provided to support the complete knowledge discovery process, from data selection, transformation and processing through to data mining and visualization. The component architecture enables users to add specialized components. Think EDM has the ability to process vast amounts of data and delivers real-time responses, eliminating performance problems that plague traditional data mining products.
Creating Value with Knowledge
Think EDM is an open knowledge discovery and data mining platform that utilizes industry standards such as PMML, HTML, XML and ODBC/JDBC. The system is cross platform and targets multiple business channels. The Think EDM platform provides an Application Programming Interface (API) to the complete environment, including the component library. The Think EDM openness has been a major design criteria since inception and positions the product as the ideal embeddable technology where applications require knowledge discovery and data mining techniques.
Think EDM provides the key to unlocking the knowledge
hidden deep within corporate systems and provides a seamless integration
into traditional and e-business systems. Think EDM can be deployed
across a distributed client/server architecture. Companies can
deploy Think EDM across existing infrastructures, which therefore
protect and maximize hardware investments. The distributed
nature of Think EDM can fully utilize all available resources
and distributes required processes which makes it unique in today'
current data mining offerings.
There are no data access restrictions. A series of Think EDM components provide access to a range of data formats, including the leading RDBMS platforms DB2, Oracle, SQL Server and Teradata.
The Data Dictionary provides an intelligent meta-data layer and shields the user from the impact of data movement. The openness and extendable nature of Think EDM means that the functionality is unlimited and can match the requirements of both users and applications, and be embedded in standard business processes.
Component Architecture, Unlimited Flexibility
The Think EDM component architecture provides unlimited flexibility. The Think EDM component library enables organizations to integrate data from all customer touchpoints, including enterprise, sales and external systems. It transforms and cleanses data and deploys advanced analytical and visualization techniques. The component architecture provides the ability for users to add specialized components.
Components form the basic building blocks for
defining a knowledge discovery process. Each component performs
a specific task, such as data reduction, data mining or visualization,
and the Think EDM platform provides the ability to link
a series of components together to perform a complete analytical
(Below are some examples of Visualization Windows associated with specific Think EDM components.)
The Think EDM component library contains over 200 individual components, grouped with respect to their function. These groups include:
Date and String Handling
- Algorithms & Statistical techniques:
- Principal Component Analysis
- Time Series Analysis
Today there are very few multi-terabyte data
warehouses; but it is projected by many analysts that there will
be thousands in the decade ahead. Data is streaming at unprecedented
rates into enterprise warehouses not only from the Internet but
also from other front-office and operational data collection systems.
Clearly, just storing data does not return value. Making intelligent
and valuable use of data to improve every business aspect is the
challenge. Faced with mountains of data, executives are struggling
to identify key information that will help companies maximize
profitability. In order to make effective decisions, complex non-linear
patterns must be identified in data warehouses. Executives need
to solve a wide range of common, mission-critical, business problems;
and therefore access to intelligent information is essential.
Think EDM provides the information to aid the decision-making process and to gain an intelligent business edge.
|Summary of Think EDM Benefits|
Solving real-world problems dealing with enterprise data
volumes through its unique scalability.
Built-in support for multi-threading, multi-core processors.
|Open||Open Component API enables the creation of bespoke components and algorithms, which can be plugged straight into Think EDM design tools and deployed with ease.|
|Deployment||Making knowledge discovery accessible to users at all experience levels with support for multi-person project teams.|
|Automation||Getting fast accurate and repeatable results through automation|
|Consolidate||Incorporate existing industry specific models & analysis techniques, as well as leveraging your own specific techniques, protecting your modeling investments|