|Who is it for?|
|ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud is offered as a managed cloud service. Choose this service if you want to benefit from the immense power and flexibility of cloud computing, without having to get familiar with its technical details. Also, choose this service if you already are a user of the IBM SmartCloud and want to expand its use to real-time predictive analytics.|
ADAPA is the first standards-based, real-time scoring engine available on the market and the first scoring engine accessible on the IBM SmartCloud. ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud combines the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS), the scalability of cloud computing and the extensive feature set of ADAPA on Site.
What do you mean by standards-based?
ADAPA executes predictive models represented in PMML (Predictive Model Markup Language). PMML is the standard for representing predictive models currently exported from all major commercial and open-source data mining tools. If you'd like to use ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud, but do not want to bother with PMML, contact us. We'll be happy to help you so that you start benefiting from ADAPA right away.
|Is ADAPA really fast?|
|ADAPA is very fast. We recently published a study on the ACM SIGKDD Newsletter in which we show that ADAPA can easily score thousands of transactions per second. FAST!|
What kind of models does it support?
Modeling techniques currently supported are:
Support Vector Machines
Naive Bayes Classifiers
Clustering Models (including Two-Step Clustering)
Regression Models (including Cox Regression Models)
Scorecards (including reason codes)
Multiple Models (model composition, chaining, segmentation, and ensemble)
How about data pre- and post-processing?
ADAPA transforms your raw data into meaningful feature detectors before scoring it. It post-processes the output of your predictive model so that it conforms to your requirements. ADAPA supports all the PMML built-in functions and data manipulations (as well as user defined functions). To learn more about how to represent pre- and post-processing operations in PMML, please take a look at our PMML data manipulation primer or simply contact us.
Can I combine predictive analytics with business rules?
ADAPA provides seamless integration of predictive analytics and rules. Simply put, ADAPA allows data driven insight and expert knowledge to be combined into a single and powerful decision strategy. That is because in addition of a sophisticated predictive analytics engine, ADAPA also incorporates the full functionality of a rules engine.
How do I pay for it? Is it expensive?
Once you sign up for ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud in our website, we will contact you to gather your credit card information and to answer any questions you may have about our billing process. ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud does not cost an arm and a leg.Check out our pricing! Note that ADAPA on the IBM SmartCloud is only available as a monthly subscription. In this way, after your subscription is set-up, your credit card will be charged automatically every month.
Want to find out more?
Simple, you can 1) contact us; 2) watch the joint IBM/Zementis webinar on ADAPA on the SmartCloud; or 3) download a copy of our article entitled "Agile Predictive Analytics on the IBM SmartCloud" published on the IBM developerWorks website.