Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication
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Learn the fundamentals of IBM Watson Analytics. Watson Analytics offers you the benefits of advanced analytics without the complexity. A smart data discovery service available on the cloud, it guides data exploration, automates predictive analytics and enables effortless dashboard and infographic creation. You can get answers and new insights to make confident decisions in minutes—all on your own. This course provides you hands-on on Watson Analytics with practice sessions, assignments and project work.
What is IBM Watson Analytics?
IBM Watson Analytics, the natural-language-based number-crunching aid is now available on the cloud. Watson Analytics will let users upload their data and start exploring by typing questions in English. The service streamlines and simplies what's typically a complicated process by automatically spotting interesting correlations and exceptions within the data you load. It also suggests data-cleansing steps and the best data-visualization approaches to use in various analysis scenarios.
Despite the Watson branding, the service is not the same as IBM's cognitive computing technology. Behind the scenes, the service combines technologies that IBM has been working on for some time.
InfoSphere Data Refinery services, for example, are used to assess the data that you upload and automatically suggest corrections, such as deleting duplicates or merging records that appear to be related. A Catalyst Engine developed for IBM's SPSS software automatically find correlations and trends in data. Cognos Project Neo technology come into play to automatically suggest which type of visualization to use to best illustrate a trend, outlier, correlation, or other trait.