Today we released three new IBM SPSS Data Science Offerings: IBM SPSS Modeler 18.2, Analytic Server 3.1.2 and Collaboration & Deployment Services 8.2. Throughout the last 12 months we have taken feedback in multiple parts of the internet universe (G2Crowd, PAT, Gartner, IT Central Station, Trust Radius, Medallia, etc.). This release, we took many of your requests very seriously. We saw the two highest product drawbacks were 1. Dated user interface, and 2. Lacking modern data visualization capabilities.
This release incorporates three themes:
1. Modernizing the User Interface and Visualizations
2. Bringing Analytics to the Data
3. Embracing & Extending Open Source
Modernizing the User Interface & Visualizations
This release includes an updated look and feel of the user interface as well as added new visualization capabilities. There are four color schemes to choose from (Standard, Classic, Windows & Analytics Carbon). Additionally, you are now able to show stream and SuperNode Mark-ups, which includes comments, model links, and highlighting scoring branches.
Even more, now you are now able to examine a streamâ€™s data. By right-clicking on a node and clicking on ‘view data’ you can now build twenty-four different charts such as scatter plots, line charts, histograms, treemaps, etc.. Note that Graphboard is still within SPSS Modeler 18.2.
Bringing Analytics to the Data
IBM SPSS Modeler 18.2 extends its in-database mining capabilities. The same algorithms that were available for Netezza are now available for Db2 Warehouse. Using a GUI, Modeler customers can now build and deploy models using the Decision Trees, K-means, Naive Bayes, Bayes Net, KNN, Divisive Clustering, PCA, Regression Tree, Linear Regression, Time Series, Generalized Linear, Two-step algorithms.
Embracing & Extending Open Source
IBM SPSS Modeler 18.2 is shipping with four new Python nodes:
You can now import and export JSON data sources. You can access these with two new nodes, JSON Import & JSON Export, and specify the JSON data source to import and where to export.
SPSS Modeler Text Analytics Enhancements:
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