IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise 4.0 includes the new IBM SPSS Modeler V18.0, IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services V8.0, and IBM SPSS Analytics Server V3.0

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-072
March 15, 2016

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IBM® SPSS® delivers a comprehensive predictive analytics platform, SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise 4.0, for a holistic approach to predictive analytics. This holistic platform brings  predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems, and the enterprise.  It includes SPSS Modeler V18.0 for enterprise-scale predictive analytics, SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services V8.0 for model management, and SPSS Analytic Server V3.0 for access to big data environments.

SPSS Modeler V18 offers the following benefits:

  • Flexibility to use multiple environments for predictive analytics including cloud, on-premises, and hybrid.
  • Easy-to-use visual interface that gives users of all levels access to a wide array of algorithms to discover patterns and trends in structured, unstructured, and even geospatial data.
  • Access to a wide assortment of data sources, such as flat files, databases, data warehouses, and even big data sources that use Hadoop.
  • An extensive range of analytics to address a variety of business problems; uses analytics ranging from descriptive analytics to advanced algorithms, including automated modeling, text analytics, entity analytics, social network analysis, decision management, and optimization.
  • The ability to combine and optimize predictive scores and business rules to affect those decisions that can directly increase revenues and customer loyalty; prevents threats, mitigates risk of fraud, or reduces cost.
  • Deployment to operational systems to maximize the impact of predictive analytics across an organization.

SPSS Modeler V18 can scale from desktop deployments to integration within operational systems. This enables organizations to improve their business process and help people or systems consistently make the right decisions to deliver recommended actions at the point of impact. The result is a rapid return on investment and the ability to proactively and repeatedly reduce costs and increase productivity.

SPSS Modeler V18 is supported by complementary products, such as SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services V8.0, and SPSS Analytic Server V3.0 that extend its depth and breadth of functions.



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SPSS Modeler is a comprehensive predictive analytics platform for professional analysts and data scientists with flexible deployment options, including cloud and hybrid. The platform scales from supporting line of business predictive analysis (SPSS Modeler Personal) to enterprise-scale implementation (SPSS Modeler Gold). It brings predictive intelligence to everyday business problems that enable front-line employees or systems to make more effective decisions and improve outcomes.

This release of SPSS Modeler can help organizations do the following:

  • Empower every user:
    • Users can take advantage of algorithms, including open source, designed to get insight from deep and wide data commonly captured in Hadoop without additional IBM components, bringing big data capabilities to traditional data sources.
    • Additional support for extensibility amplifies the value of predictive analytics and data science for the business.
  • Unlock more data:
    • You can build models more efficiently on high-performing systems with the IBM DB2® Analytics Accelerator.
    • Performance enhancements across components makes it easier and faster to include more data in analysis.
    • Added support for General Parallel File System (GPFS™) within Big Insights enables data scientists to face their data management challenges.
  • Enable ground to cloud flexibility:
    • A better digital experience helps you in trying, buying, and using predictive analytics across an organization.
    • Native support for Mac broadens usage possibilities.


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Key prerequisites
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Planned availability date
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March 15, 2016



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Description
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Easy access to big data

The capabilities of SPSS Modeler are expanded in V18 to deliver out-of-the-box support for big data algorithms that analysts can use no matter the environment. This enables analysts to take advantage of all big data algorithms that were previously only available for use in combination with Analytic Server or Hadoop. Analysts can now use these big data algorithms in virtually any environment, which further expands the open architecture of the platform.

  • All algorithms offered in SPSS Modeler 17.1, and earlier, for use with Analytic Server are available for use in SPSS Modeler without Analytic Server or Hadoop (GLE, Linear-AS, LSVM, Random Trees, Tree-AS, Association Rules)
  • New Time Series algorithm replaces existing ones (ARIMA, Exponential Smoothing, and Expert Modeling):
    • Enables split modeling
    • Can run in Analytic Server or Hadoop 

Extensibility for all

Organizations are relying more and more on open source capabilities that are developed to complement their unique business requirements. These open source languages in combination with the wide array of out-of-the-box capabilities native to SPSS Modeler V18 make for an extremely potent combination. With this release analysts and data scientists can readily incorporate R and Python programs into Modeler Streams. This enables custom programs to be developed and shared with others in your organization with ease.

  • R or Python programs can now be readily incorporated in a Modeler stream (with or without Analytic Server) in a way that allows non-programmers access in Modeler.
  • From within Modeler, end users can readily search or access a custom extension shared by the community and add them into their data mining process.
  • Data scientist programmers can create custom Python nodes without Analytic Server. 

Technical foundation improvements

With this release, Modeler makes it easier to implement predictive analytics throughout an organization by supporting access to Modeler from both Mac and Microsoft™ Windows™ operating systems.

Additional improvements enhance the platform usability, quality, and architecture for Analytic Decision Management, Collaboration and Deployment Services, and Analytic Server.  

  • Modeler:
    • Running Modeler on a Macintosh operating system.
    • Support for Microsoft Windows 10.
    • New nodes to build models within DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS®. This means the models can be built without having data leave the database with additional speed
  • Analytic Decision Management:
    • Preview data before creating a formula or a rule.
    • Export a graph created in a scenario into an image format for later incorporation into external presentations or documents.
    • Reduce memory usage for the optimization portion of the campaign optimization template
  • Collaboration and Development Services: Improvements to Analytic Data View.

 



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5725-A64 18.0 IBM SPSS Modeler Desktop
5725-A65 18.0 IBM SPSS Modeler Server
5725-L19 3.0 IBM SPSS Analytic Server
5725-M48 4.0 IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise Client
5725-M49 4.0 IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise Server
5725-A72 8.0 IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services


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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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Technical information
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IBM SPSS Modeler Desktop 5725-A64 L-KGRM-A4JPJ8
IBM SPSS Modeler Server 5725-A65 L-KGRM-A4JQF3
IBM SPSS Analytic Server 5725-L19 L-KGRM-A4SSBN
IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise Client 5725-M48 L-KGRM-A4SM4S
IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics Enterprise Server 5725-M49 L-KGRM-A4SM4S
IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services 5725-A72 L-KGRM-A4SLPT

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System i Software Maintenance applies

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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