Thursday, May 17, 2012

Knime for Business Intelligence

For business analysts and firms seeking to expand their skills and capabilities from localized analytics into the broader realm of business intelligence processes and solutions, check out Knime. According to Knime's website:
Knime (Konstanz Information Miner) is a user-friendly and comprehensive open-source data integration, processing, analysis, and exploration platform. From day one, Knime has been developed using rigorous software engineering practices and is used by professionals in both industry and academia in over 60 countries.
Knime delivers robust features that encompass the full spectrum of business intelligence production requirements, including tools for: a) integrating multi-source data via open database connectivity (ODBC) and real-time processes; b) diverse analytic tools for data mining such as clustering, decision trees, rule induction, neural networks, association rules, scoring, meta-analysis, and more; and c) state-of-the-art presentation tools that easily integrate with existing ad-hoc reporting, automated dashboard, and systems actuation platforms. Knime is also actively supported by third-party extensions that integate Knime with R (Project R), Excel (Microsoft), and other widely-used integration, analytics, and presentation platforms.

Knime is the missing application that analysts have long-sought to enable self-service production of business intelligence. Anyone seeking to understand and manage the entire business intelligence production process will find Knime to be didactically useful.

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