By Charlie Berger, Advanced Analytics-Oracle on May 18, 2014
Oracle Data Miner and Oracle R Enterprise Integration - Watch Demo
Oracle Advanced Analytics (Database EE) Option turns the database into an enterprise-wide analytical platform that can quickly deliver enterprise-wide predictive analytics and actionable insights. Oracle Advanced Analytics is comprised of both the Oracle Data Mining SQL data mining functions, Oracle Data Miner, an extension to SQL Developer that exposes the data mining SQL functions for data analysts, and Oracle R Enterprise which integrates the R statistical programming language with SQL. 15 powerful in-database SQL data mining functions, the SQL Developer/Oracle Data Miner workflow GUI and the ability to integrate open source R within an analytical methodology, makes the Oracle Database + Oracle Advanced Analytics Option the ideal platform for building and deploying enterprise-wide predictive analytics applications/solutions.
In Oracle Data Miner 4.0 we added a new SQL Query node to allow users to insert arbitrary SQL scripts within an ODMr analytical workflow. Additionally, the SQL Query node allows users to leverage registered R scripts to extend Oracle Data Miner's analytical capabilities. For applications that are mostly OAA/Oracle Data Mining SQL data mining functions based but require additional analytical techniques found in the R community, this is an ideal method for integrating the power of in-database SQL analytical and data mining functions with the flexibility of open source R. For applications that are built entirely using the R statistical programming language, it may be more practical to stay within the R console or RStudio environments, but for SQL-centric in-database predictive methodologies, this integration is just what might satisfy your needs.
Watch this Oracle Data Miner and Oracle R Enteprise Integration YouTube to see the demo.
There is an excellent related Oracle Data Miner: Integrate Oracle R Enterprise Algorithms into workflow using the SQL Query node (pdf, companion files) white paper on this topic that includes examples on the Oracle Technology Network in the Oracle Data Mining pages.