Karmasphere and Zementis Make Industry Standard Statistical Models Available for Hadoop

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Data Analysts Can Now Easily Use Existing Models from SAS, SPSS and R for Full Fidelity Big Data Analytics on Hadoop

Karmasphere™, the leader in Big Data Analytics, and Zementis, a leading predictive analytics software provider, today announced the availability of PMML based models as standard Hadoop User Defined Functions (UDF’s) that can be readily consumed and managed by users of the Karmasphere Workspace for Big Data Analytics. The Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) is a standard for representing predictive models, making them highly portable. Karmasphere and Zementis take this one step further by transforming PMML models into industry standard Hive UDF’s for Hadoop. Analysts can now use Karmasphere to deploy their statistical models natively on Hadoop, across all their data and dimensions, to improve the accuracy of results. The new solution will be demonstrated at the Karmasphere booth, #34, at the Hadoop Summit, beginning today.

“Zementis’ experience making analytic models portable is formidable,” said Martin Hall, co-founder and executive vice-president of corporate development, Karmasphere. “We’re tapping into that, preparing for a world where more off-the-shelf, very powerful, standard analytics can be available to more analysts, enabling them to work faster in the world of Big Data.”

“Karmasphere’s solution is the ideal environment for analysts to integrate and use a wide range of advanced analytic models generated by the industry’s leading commercial and open-source data mining tools,” said Dr. Michael Zeller, CEO of Zementis. "This partnership with Karmasphere means those models can be used more easily for rapid, on-the-fly, predictive Big Data analytics on Hadoop, by many more analysts.”

To learn more about Karmasphere, visit Booth #34 at Hadoop Summit, June 26-27, at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.

About Zementis
Zementis, Inc. is a leading software company focused on the operational deployment and integration of predictive analytics and data mining solutions. Its ADAPA(r) decision engine successfully bridges the gap between science and engineering. ADAPA(r) and the Universal PMML Plug-in(tm) are designed from the ground up to benefit from open standards and to significantly shorten the time-to-market for predictive analytics in any industry. For more information, please visit http://www.zementis.com.

About Karmasphere
Karmasphere powers full-fidelity analytics on Hadoop with the most streamlined, open and enterprise-ready approach to Big Data analytics on the market today. The Karmasphere Workspace for Big Data Analytics is uniquely designed to natively extract value from Big Data without the need for abstraction or replication, which significantly reduces total cost of ownership and complexity. To make Big Data readily available to both data and business analysts, Karmasphere provides both Hadoop-standard SQL and visual data exploration. Karmasphere makes it easier for customers, such as Autodesk, Chevron, Chillingo, Intel and Supervalu, to deeply understand their customers and optimize their products, services and customer experience.

Learn more at http://www.karmasphere.com.

Note: Karmasphere is a trademark of Karmasphere, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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