Here comes the analytics buying spree. Who’s next? The analytics software space is being consolidated quickly. Here’s what it means for customers and why they should watch how the merger dance plays out. Read more: https://zd.net/2WyJgkS How to win with prescriptive analytics Analytics has evolved from the basics — visualizations, historicals and dashboards — to the more complex with recommendations and predictions of outcomes. Now it’s time to step it up and get prescriptive. Read More In the midst of seismic shifts that cloud providers have brought to the analytics landscape over the past week, Alteryx – a company that has been always hard to pigeonhole – just convened its annual Inspire conference. Beyond corny references to the host city Nashville, there were surprisingly few headlines given that the company just recently closed a major acquisition — ClearStory Data. The top story – unveiling an “assisted” modeling experience – provides good example on why the company has been hard to pin down. Alteryx is releasing a beta of an assisted ML capability on the desktop that will provide a documented AutoML experience. That is, the system will suggest potential models, and support the ability to conduct side-by-side tests of 3 – 5 of them at a time, then provide explanation on hows and whys of model performance, and the rationale behind the system’s choice of the most optimal model of the bunch. It will also provide suggestions on what to do with imperfect data sets, such as those that are… [Read full story]
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