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Appliance Power: Deliver Advanced Analytics Into Customer-Facing Processes

February 9, 2011

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  • By James G. Kobielus
  • with Rob Karel,
  • Boris Evelson,
  • Alissa Anderson

Why Read This Report

Analytic solution appliances deliver fast business value. They eliminate some of the complexity, time, and trouble of configuring an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) appliance to your needs. These application-tailored EDW appliances provide business process (BP) professionals with preconfigured solutions that address industry-specific or function-specific requirements for advanced analytics. Emerging as a distinct market segment, analytic solution appliances — from IBM/Netezza, Oracle, Teradata, and others — package EDW appliance platforms with related applications and models, tailoring these offerings for quick deployment into customer-facing business processes. In addition, many EDW vendors provide extensibility interfaces, such as in-database analytics, that allow independent software vendors and BP pros to layer more customer analytics application functionality on the appliance.

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Table of Contents

  • Customer-Facing Processes Thrive On Scalable Analytics
  • EDW Appliances Power Customer Analytics Everywhere
  • Analytic Solution Appliances: Some Assembly Required
  • Recommendations

  • Evaluate Appliances With Prepackaged Models That Address Your Needs
  • Supplemental Material