In this chapter, we have learnt key analytics paradigms: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. We have taken a dive deep into few key advanced analytical methods.
The focus of this chapter has been to introduce to R programming, Weka, and in-database analytics using MADlib. At the end of this chapter, readers should be able to identify relevant tools that can be used in the context of analytic problem statement. In the next chapter, an explanation on using these tools with Greenplum is given with examples; and other advanced SQL techniques for in-database analytics in the context of Greenplum will be detailed.