Webcasts: Oracle Data Mining

How to do Data Mining for free? See these webcasts- unless you are too busy writing cheques for other softwares.

Wednesday, November 4, 12 noon Eastern
BIWA SIG Wednesday TechCast Series – 11th Event!
Oracle Data Mining for Text, Clustering, and Classification: Case Study of the Oracle OpenWorld Recommendation Engine
Mark Hornick –  Oracle Data Mining Development – Oracle

Returning from Oracle OpenWorld 09, some of the hot topics for data mining include text mining, document clustering, and recommendation engines. Learn how Oracle Data Mining was used in the Schedule Builder application at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 and 2009 to generate session recommendations and find similar and related sessions. This session includes a demonstration using the advanced text mining features of the Oracle Data Miner user interface. We also characterize recommendation effectiveness using objective test metrics and summarize recommendation usage.

Mark Hornick is Senior Manager, Data Mining Development, in Oracle’s Server Technology organization.  He has many years experience in data mining and is a leader of the JSR-73 standards body for data mining.  Mark wrote the book  Java Data Mining:  Strategy, Standard and Practice.

Audio Dial-In: 866 682 4770  Audio Meeting ID:  1683901  Audio Meeting Passcode:  334451
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Other Wednesday TechCasts Coming Soon (always at noon Eastern time)
– Mark Your Calendars!

  • November 18, 2009 – OBIEE Case Study:  A High Performance Reporting Platform at Gallup
    Swapan Golla and Tom Ruhlman – Analytics and Gallup Net Analytics, Gallup Inc.
  • December 9, 2009 – Best practices for deploying a Data Warehouse on Oracle Database 11g
    Maria Colgan – Oracle Data Warehousing Product Management, Oracle
  • Oracle announces Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    Here is the product release site for 11g http://www.oracledatabase11g.com/ As per Oracle communication it continues to be the undisputed leader in big data batabase category.

    Some other product features/ claims-

    The Oracle Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Server use intelligent storage software to process queries in the storage layer and get answers at least 10 times faster than before.

    Oracle Database 11g Release 2 drives down hardware costs by enabling consolidation in a shared computing environment—and reaping the price and performance advantages of commodity hardware. The edition based redefinition feature lets you upgrade applications while users remain connected to their business applications.


    And interestingly

    It includes numerous automations and advisors that help double database administrators’ productivity over previous releases.

    Claims of 10X, and 100% productivity always enhance the statistical thinking in my head. Did the new software really do so much improvement or was the earlier release just plain daffy. Good software can rarely go up 10X faster and 100% more productivity in a single release.

    However, Oracle continues to be number 1 as of now-

    Two analyst firms recently published their market share numbers for 2008, both finding Oracle continues to lead the industry, topping Gartner’s 2008 Worldwide RDBMS Market Share Report with 48.9 percent share, and leading IDC’s 2008 Worldwide Data Warehouse Platform Software 2008 Vendor Shares report with 40 percent share.

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