SPSS (originally, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) was
released in its first version in 1968. IBM acquired SPSS in 2009 and today it is an important part of the IBM Business Analytics portfolio. One of the SPSS products, SPSS Modeler Professional, is popular with analysts and business users alike. Its automated data preparation and
modeling features enable non-analysts to produce accurate
models quickly and easily without specialized skills.
The screen capture on the left shows a typical SPSS Modeler script, all graphical with icons that are dragged and dropped onto the canvas and then connected with a couple of mouse clicks.
Data sources are connected to the input nodes and the overall result is a reusable data mining model of great sophistication.
– Make predictions or forecasts based on historical data using
techniques such as Decision Tree, Neural Networks, Logistic Regression,
Time- Series, Support Vector Machine, Cox regression and more. Leverage
automatic classification modeling for both binary and numeric outcomes
to streamline model creation.
– Group people or detect unusual patterns with automatic clustering,
anomaly detection and clustering neural network techniques. Use
automatic classification to apply multiple algorithms with a single step
and take the guesswork out of selecting the right technique.
Association algorithms – Discover associations, links or sequences using Apriori, CARMA and sequential association
IBM Worklight provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile
application platform for smartphones and tablets, helping organizations
of all sizes to efficiently develop, connect, run and manage HTML5,
hybrid and native applications
Leveraging standards-based technologies
and tools, the platform ships with a comprehensive development
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and analytics console, supported by a variety of security mechanisms.
Worklight enables the creation of rich, cross-platform apps without the
use of code translation, proprietary interpreters or unpopular
scripting languages, while reducing the time to market, cost and
complexity of development and enabling a better user experiences across a
variety of mobile devices.
IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley is planning an introductory class in WorkLight in August. If you are interested in participating, let us know. In the meantime, here is a link to the product page,