Note this is what I was trying to write in previous post. Also credit is due to http://lixiaoxu.lxxm.com/rwebfriend/
The modified Ohri Framework tries to mash the following
0) HTTPS rather than HTTP
1) Encryption and Compression Software for data transfer (like PGP)
2) Open source stats package like R in cloud computer (like Amazon EC2 or Rightscale with hadoop)
3) GUI to make it easy to use (like Rattle GUI and PMML Package)
4) A Data Mining Open Source Package (like Rapid Miner or Splunk)
5) RIA Graphics (like Silverlight )
6) Secure Output to cloud computing devices (like Google Docs)
7) Billing or Priced at simple cost plus X % (where simple cost can be like 0.85 cent /per instance hour or more depending on usage and X should not be more than 15 %)
8) Open source sharing of all code to ensure community sandboxing
Intention is to remove fixed computing costs of servers and desktops to normal PC’s (Ubuntu Linux ) with (Firefox or IE Explorer ) access to secure data mining on demand .
On tap demand mining to anyone in the world without going for the big license purchases/renewals (software expenses) or big hardware purchases (which become obsolete in 2-3 years).
The Ohri Framework tries to create an economic alternative to proprietary data mining softwares by giving more value to the customer and utilizing open source statistical package R , with the GUI Rattle , hosted on a cloud computing environment.
It is based on the following assumptions-
1) R is relatively inefficient in processing bigger file sizes on same desktop configuration as other softwares like SAS.
2) R has a steep learning curve , hence the need for the GUI Rattle .
3) The enhanced need for computing resources for R is best solved using a cloud computing on demand processing environment. This enables R to scale up to whatever processing power it needs. Mainstream data mining softwares charge by CPU count for servers and are much more expensive due to software costs alone.