The Last Mile of Analytics: Making the Leap from Platforms to Tools

Book Description

Here's the net takeaway: Businesses want insights from data they can translate into meaningful actions and real results. Software vendors are beginning to deliver a new generation of advanced analytics packages that address business issues directly. In this O'Reilly report, Mike Barlow reveals how this new user-friendly software is helping businesses go beyond data analysis and straight to decision-making—without requiring data science expertise or truckloads of cash.

How has advanced analytics progressed from lab project to commercial product so quickly? Through interviews with data analysts, you'll understand the role that machine learning plays in specialized analytics packages, and how this software alone can make decisions based on what's likely to happen next. When you have these capabilities, you’ve reached "the last mile of analytics."

Product Information

  • Title: The Last Mile of Analytics: Making the Leap from Platforms to Tools
  • Author(s): Mike Barlow
  • Release date: June 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781492048084