Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Oracle Data Miner tool is now Available

Today the new Oracle Data Miner tool has been made available as part of the SQL Developer 3.0 (Early Adoptor Release 4).

The new ODM tool has been significantly redeveloped, with a new workflow interface and new graphical outputs. These include graphical representations of the decision trees and clustering.

To download the tool and to read the release documentation go to

If you download and use the new tool, let me know what you think of it.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Data Analytics Videos–CNBC–Big Brother–Big Business

The following list of videos are available on Youtube from the CNBC program Big Brother – Big Business. Each video is between 8 minutes and 10 minutes long.

They give a good incite into how data analytics can be used and is currently being used by organisations to gain new information and knowledge of what is going on in their business.

Most of the techniques used in the examples given in the videos do not use any complex technique, but shows how a business can use their data to gain a incite into what is really going on in business

Video1, Video2, Video3, Video4, Video5, Video6, Video7, Video8, Video9, Video10

Let me know what you think of these videos.

If you come across any other interesting Data Analysis videos, let me know and I can add them to the list above

Brendan Tierney

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Oracle Data Mining tool video

Charlie Berger has recently put together a video demonstrating the new Oracle Data Mining tool.
The link to this video is

The video gives a demonstration of some of the main stets in building and applying a classification model. He also demonstrates applying classification to the same data.

The new ODM interface is due to me made available within the next month or two on a limited basis initially and will be part of an Early Adopter (EA) release of SQL Developer 3.


Friday, November 6, 2009

How to Prepar for Data Mining

There is a new article by Eric King of The Modeling Agency on How to Prepare for Data Mining. It has some interesting points on various aspects that you would need to look out for.

I think some of the important things is that you need to plan such a project carefully, that you understand what you can get out of a data mining project, and have an appreciation of the type of techniques/technologies involved.

Brendan Tierney

Data Modelling for MDM course

This one-day seminar provides a systematic approach to the special data modeling challenges in Master Data Management (MDM). In particular it will focus on:

What master data is and its special management needs
Higher-level and lower-level data models for MDM
How to deal with history in master data
Designing for embedded and discrete metadata to support MDM
The effects of architecture on data models for MDM
The challenge of hidden subtypes in MDM data models
Designing models for master data production versus distribution
SOA and canonical data models for MDM
Levels of abstraction in master data
Incorporating data standards
Designing for identity cross-referencing
Modeling for the integration of master data
Change control among data models for MDM
Incorporating data governance requirements
Data models and information knowledge management
Incorporating vendor supplied master data content

Malcolm Chisholm
February 1 , 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Clark, NJ

Seven Most Commonly Asked Questions about MDM

Master data management (MDM) enables organizations to maintain a single, clean, and consistent set of reference data on common business entities that can be used by any individual or application that requires it. Wayne Eckerson, director of TDWI Research, has written an excellent article that answers the seven most commonly asked questions about MDM, including:
- What's the best place to start with MDM?
- How do you fund MDM?
- What technical pitfalls will I encounter?
To read the article, please visit the link below. Note that you may now leave comments at the conclusion of the article.

Brendan Tierney

Monday, November 2, 2009

BI Quotient

I've joing up with Uli Bethke of BI Quotient

Together we are offering a number of training courses on Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Oracle Data Mining and Master Data Management.

I will also be regularly posting on their blog on various topics relating to Data Mining.

Welcome to my Data Mining Blog

I will post my postings from various other blogs and locations here. They will be all based on my view of data mining and performing data mining in Oracle.