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Getting Started with Greenplum for Big Data Analytics by Sunila Gollapudi

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Chapter 3. Advanced Analytics – Paradigms, Tools, and Techniques

Welcome to the world of analytics!

In this chapter, we will learn and recap important analytic techniques or methods that data scientists employ and practice as a part of a data science project implementation. For each of the analytic techniques, we will set the context for its application and detail the expected outcome. Additionally, we will learn how to apply R, Weka, MADlib, and Hadoop frameworks and tools for analytics in general as well as in the context of Greenplum.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Introduction to standard analytic paradigms: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics
  • Dive deep into important analytical methods: simulations, clustering, ...

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