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Analyics Innovations Call SAP Predictive Analytics Part 2

Part 1 is here Analytics Innovations Community Call: SAP Predictive Analytics Notes Part 1

First, another poll:


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The poll above shows that the biggest barrier to adopting Predictive Analytics (per 43%) is cost.


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SAP’s Charles Gadalla provided this part of the session.

Predictive Analytics 2.0 combines both Predictive Analysis 1.x and SAP InfiniteInsight as shown above


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Predictive Analytics 2.0 offers BW offline support (including the BEx Query), a recommendation engine in one component, APL for HANA SPS9 – sister library to the PAL library – on AFL of HANA

Charles said to look for wide datasets – lots of fields, variables


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It uses “Smart BI” with the “light bulb” in Lumira which comes from KXEN

It supports Big data

In the green  boxes, under future direction, there will be a unified UI with one seamless experience, supporting massive analytics and huge datasets

APL offer auto algorithms to optimize


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Skyrock is aompany in France with 2x increase in acceptance rate using predictions and personalized recommendations

Questions and Answers

Q: What are some key use cases?

A: Churn, loyalty, freemium to premium

Q: Roadmap talked about Hadoop – what is integration with Hadoop?

A: Work closely with distributions for Hadoop – connect to Hadoop, Hive, Spark interface

Q: What is roadmap with integration of R?

A: R is already integrated

Q: What training is available for business analysts to make the right choice

A: tutorials, official training program

Another poll appeared:


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Yet another poll:


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The business analyst will build models; the above adds up to more than 100% because you could select multiple answers.

There was a demo of predictive analytics using hybris.  Embedding the prediction analytics inside your operational applications is interesting.


Meet Charles at ASUG Annual Conference in this session: BI109 Predictive Analytics 2.0: Roadmap, what’s new and what’s next

ASUG BI Schedule 2015.xlsx | ASUG

Also some upcoming ASUG Predictive Analytics webcasts are listed below:

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