Data scientists are doing amazing thing with data and analytics. The data surface area is exploding with new data sources being invented and exploited almost daily. The Internet of Things is being realized and is not just theory, it is in practice. Tools and technology are making it easier for Data Scientists to develop solutions that impact organizations. Rapid fire methods for predicting churn, providing a personalized next best offer or predicting part failures are just some of the new insights being developed across a variety of industries.
But challenges remain. Data Science has a language and technique all of its own. Strange words like: Machine Learning, Naïve Bayes, and Support Vector Machines are creeping into our organizations. These topics can be very difficult to understand if you are not trained or have not spent time learning to perfect them.
There is a chasm between business and data science. Reducing this gap and operationalizing big data analytics is paramount to the success of all Data Science efforts. We must democratize and enable anyone to participate in big data discovery. The Teradata Aster AppCenter is a big step forward in bridging the gap between data science and the rest of us. The Teradata Aster AppCenter makes big data analytics consumable by the masses.
Over the past two years I have personally worked on projects with organizations spanning various vertical industries. I have engaged with hundreds of people across retail, insurance, government, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and others. The one question that they all ask is: “John, I have people that can develop solutions with Aster; how do I integrate these solutions into my organization? How can other people use these insights?” Great questions!
I didn’t have an easy answer, but now I do. The Teradata Aster AppCenter provides a simple to use point and click web interface for consuming big data insights. It wraps all the complexity and great work that Data Scientists do and gives it a simple interface that anyone can use. It allows business people to have a conversation with their data like never before. Data Scientists love it because it gives them a tool to showcase their solutions and their hard work.
Just the other day I deployed my first application in The Teradata Aster AppCenter. I had never built one before, nor did I have any training or a phone a friend option. I also didn’t want to have training because I am a technology skeptic. Technology has to be easy to use. So I put it to the test and here is what I found.
The interface is intuitive and I had a simple application deployed in 20 minutes. Another 20 minutes went by and I had three visualization options embedded in my App. I then constructed a custom user interface that provides drop down menus as options to make the application more flexible and interactive. In that hour I built an application that anyone can use and they don’t have to know how to write a single line of code or be a technical unicorn. I was blown away by the simplicity and power. I am now able to deploy Teradata Aster solutions in minutes and publish them out to the masses. The Teradata Aster AppCenter reduces the chasm between Data Science and the rest of us.
In conclusion, The Teradata Aster AppCenter passed my tests. Please, don’t take my word for it, try it out. Also, we have an abundance of videos, training materials, and templates on the way to guide your experience. I am really looking forward to seeing new solutions developed and watching the evolution of platform. The Teradata Aster AppCenter gives Data Science a voice and a platform for Next Generation Analytic consumption.