The week before last I headed up to Chicago to attend our partner Aster Data’s Big Data Insights summit. One of the featured speakers was James Kobielus of Forrester Research, a leading expert on data warehousing, predictive analytics, data mining, and complex event processing.
With that background I thought Jim would be the perfect guy to ask about in-database analytics (where the actual analytics is colocated in the data warehouse rather than having to schlep data from the warehouse to a separate analytics application). So I did.
Some of the ground Jim covers:
- Although there’s some new stuff there, in-database analytics is an old approach.
- What’s new is we finally have an open interface/standard that allows a wider range of applications to be pushed down into the database and executed there.
- Moving from proprietary interfaces/languages towards an open standard built on Map Reduce/Hadoop.
- The benefits of this open approach.
- Aster Data as an evangelist for in database analytics.