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Getting Started with Greenplum for Big Data Analytics by Sunila Gollapudi

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Analytics classified

In this section, we will focus on learning all the popular analytical techniques that come under one of the discussed paradigms: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

  • Classification
  • Forecasting or prediction or regression
  • Clustering
  • Optimization
  • Simulations

These analytic techniques can perform either of the two:

  • Supervised analysis
  • Unsupervised analysis

Supervised analysis is a case where the data is known to us. Client also defines a specific goal for our analysis and in case of unsupervised analysis, the data might be known to us, but we usually do not start with a definitive target in mind.

Classification

Classification is all about identifying a grouping technique for a given dataset in such a way that depending on ...

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