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In an information downpour, data virtualization products bloom
By Mark Brunelli
Executives at wireless technology vendor Qualcomm Inc. know that staying competitive in the cutthroat world of semiconductor development means having access to up-to-the-minute information about the status of manufacturing operations, development teams, product delivery schedules and forecasts.
But in many cases, the information that Qualcomm executives needed to make important decisions was coming from a variety of disparate, often siloed sources. The company -- which designs the processors that power many of today's smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices -- needed to be able to provide the executives with a quick snapshot of current operations at any given time, and while traditional business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing tools have their place, they were too clunky to get the job done quickly.
Predixion Aims to Make Predictive Analytics Simple, Accessible
Predixion's goal was to develop a solution that makes data mining and predictive analytics consumable and usable by rank-and-file workers. Has it succeeded?
By Stephen Swoyer
April 3, 2012
Predixion Software Inc. made its U.S. splash last year, promising to democratize, or at the very least to demystify, data mining. Predixion’s project wasn't just to bring data mining and predictive analytics down from the proverbial mountaintop, but to make them consumable — to make them intelligible and self-serviceable — for rank-and-file users, too.