Applying models to external data through a standard SQL-based protocol
Bloomington, IN – April 3, 2001. — Megaputer Intelligence Inc. announced the release of PolyAnalyst 4.4, a high-end Data Mining tool offering new features that dramatically simplify the process of integrating the results obtained through PolyAnalyst data analysis in any external decision support applications and help processing very large databases in their entirety.
The new PolyAnalyst Model Application Wizard allows simple scoring of data in any external source through a standard SQL-based protocol, OLE DB. PolyAnalyst can export created models in XML/PMML format or store these models in a new OLE DB for Data Mining format suitable for direct data scoring. Additionally, PolyAnalyst 4.4 provides In-Place Data Mining capability for working with very large data in dynamic SQL mode through an intuitive interface.
“Megaputer is proud to ship the industry’s first data mining product capable of training on very large data sets and applying created models to any popular data source of any size through a standard protocol,” says Michael Kiselev, Megaputer Director of Research and Development. “These features help positioning PolyAnalyst as a leading analytical tool of industrial strength. They eliminate headaches of exporting models to proprietary formats and integrating them differently in different data storage systems.” Currently PolyAnalyst is the only Platinum Level Member of the Microsoft Data Warehousing Alliance in the Data Mining Provider category. Details can be viewed at www.microsoft.com/business/bi/dwa/members/megaputer.asp.
“PolyAnalyst enables DynCorp to thoroughly understand data and deliver models successfully predicting personnel attrition rate in a project carried out for the US Navy, as well as in other assignments,” says Heyun Su, System Analyst, DynCorp. “We are happy to see the implementation of the new PolyAnalyst capabilities, which will greatly simplify the integration of the results of data mining in our existing decision support chain. Standardized scoring of external data in a variety of formats and exporting models to PMML are the features we have been specifically waiting for.”
PolyAnalyst version 4.4 delivers numerous new features including:
- Model Application Wizard for scoring external data in any source through a standard OLE DB for Data Mining protocol
- In-Place SQL-mode Data Mining for processing very large databases. Supported algorithms: Decision Tree, Market Basket Analysis, Clustering
- Exporting created models to XML/PMML format
- Optimized Decision Tree algorithm based on Information Gain criteria
- Support for weighted accuracy classification into different classes in the Classify and Decision Tree algorithms
- Support for SAS format data files
- Improved Decision Tree viewer and exporting DT models in HTML format for comprehensive printing
The new system capabilities are of critical importance for successfully mining Web data where datasets are large and sources are diverse. PolyAnalyst machine learning algorithms provide a new Megaputer web mining tool, WebAnalyst Server, with an unparalleled analytical power.
“PolyAnalyst’s flexibility, ease of use, dynamite data discovery engines, and affordable price make it an appealing solution,” says Mario Apicella, Technology Analyst, InfoWorld Test Center. “If you want to uncover hidden information that is just sitting in your archives waiting to make you money, I suggest you implement PolyAnalyst posthaste.” PolyAnalyst helps the user solve tasks of clustering, classifying, segmenting, predicting, and explaining data, as well as finding association rules in transactional data. It features eleven machine learning algorithms supported by robust data import, manipulation, visualization, scoring, and report generation capabilities.
PolyAnalyst availability: standalone, client/server, or as DCOM components. A free fully functional evaluation copy of the system is available for downloading from www.megaputer.com.
PolyAnalyst is used by more than 200 customers worldwide including Chase Manhattan, McKinsey, DuPont, 3M, Allstate Insurance, Carlson Marketing, Mars Corporation, Lockheed Martin, The US Navy, ALKA Insurance, DynCorp, National Cancer Institute, West Group, Taco Bell, KPN Research, and France Telecom to name a few.
Founded in 1993, Megaputer is a leader in software for Business and Web Intelligence. The company provides a complete family of innovative solutions that help customers make better business decisions. Megaputer offers best-of-breed tools for data mining, text mining, and web data analysis.
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