January 3, 2011

The six useful things you can do with analytic technology

I seem to be in the mode of sharing some of my frameworks for thinking about analytic technology. Here’s another one.

Ultimately, there are six useful things you can do with analytic technology:

Technology vendors often cite similar taxonomies, claiming to have all the categories (as they conceive them) nicely represented, in slickly integrated fashion. They exaggerate. Most of these categories are in rapid flux, and the rest should be. Analytic technology still has a long way to go.

In more detail: 

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9 Responses to “The six useful things you can do with analytic technology”

  1. Colin on January 3rd, 2011 11:35 pm

    Curt,

    This is a great list. I would like to add, though, context accumulation under the heading of ‘immediate decision.’

    Context accumulation is a relatively new area, and encompasses many of the technologies you’ve referenced above but focuses on machine learning as applied to streaming data. I think we’ll see more systems making decisions, in real time, based upon deeper analytics than previously done with CEP ‘engines’ this year.

    I’ll be talking more about context accumulation this year and demonstrating some real life use-cases at a few up-coming conferences.

    Colin

  2. Curt Monash on January 5th, 2011 6:45 am

    Hi Colin,

    Yep, that’s where it would go in the taxonomy. ;)

    Best,

    CAM

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