Enabling in-database advanced analytics with Sybase IQ
There is a great deal of discussion right now about advanced analytics,
predictive analytics and in-database analytics. What are these? How
does advanced analytics (which we take to include, but not be limited
to, predictive analytics) differ from normal analytics? Why should you
care? If you are interested in what it can offer, why might you want to
implement inside a database (data warehouse) rather than conventionally?
Moreover, if that is the case, what should you do about it and what
sorts of facilities and capabilities should you be looking for from vendors?
These are the questions we are going to seek to answer in this
paper, with specific reference to the capabilities provided by Sybase IQ.
However, before we discuss the advantages (or otherwise) of enabling
advanced analytics through in-database processing, we need to understand
analytics within a business context.