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Note: this was posted on the SCN Beta space which is going way – so I am posting this here.  This was an SAP webcast last month

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SAP will continue to invest
Help deliver predictive at scale, with accurate models
Predictive factory components (replace Model Manager)
Deploy into applications so generate ROI on an ongoing basis

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Successor to Model Manager

Could be use for data prep

Key benefit is to manage thousands of predictive models

No coding

Platform allows for collaboration

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Import the model

Big Data
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Big data is Hadoop and Spark

Release 2.5 support model training on Spark in Hadoop
Delegated machine learning to this

Release 3.0 support regression models on Spark, and user structures

Automated Analytics & APL

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APL is automated predictive library

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New code type is available, CCL

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Above is the output

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Above recaps the steps

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Train and apply using attribute views/master data


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Look at samples delivered in the product

Expert Analytics

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Export to single stored procedure, simplify deployment
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Export as a new model chain is new

Green check will be exported
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How to call a stored procedure
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Question and Answer
Q: when will PA 3.0 be GA?

A: Hello, we expect this release to happen in the second quarter of 2016 (already GA now)
Q: is that a new server software or does it require hana?

A: Hi, Predictive Factory is currently a on premise server solution based on Automated

It can leverage Hana capabilities, including delegation of the model training to Hana and Hana Views support but it works also with other database types (through ODBC) and with file based datasets

Q: Does PA Factory need to be installed on a specific server (runs on Windows and Linux)?

A: Predictive Factory has its own setup and relies for its scheduling capabilities on a simplified version of our BI platform. Predictive Factory depends on an Automated Analytics server.

It can be installed only on Windows for the time being.

Q: Is this new release will have a new and unified UI?

A: The Predictive Factory will have new UI.

Open question as to whether this would be available on the CAL
Link to roadmap: https://websmp205.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700001160102012E.pdf

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