STATISTICA from Dell embraces most of the analytics tools many organizations will need, both large and small. One of the most powerful aspects of the product set is the level of integration, with seamless connections between disparate modes. Statistics, machine learning, data mining and text mining are all at the disposal of the user without having to migrate from one environment to another. It also features a graphical interface where workflows can be constructed to process data, and these can of course be saved and used by anyone who has permissions.
There would be little point listing of the statistics features and functions since they encapsulate the functionality most users will need. The data mining tools include C&RT, CHAID, I-Tree (interactive decision trees which can be manually modified), boosted trees, random forest, neural networks, clustering, association mining and link analysis. Bayesian classifiers, support vector machine and nearest neighbor K-nn are categorized as machine learning. The text mining facility features a web crawler to download data from the Internet, and also supports stemming, stop words, inclusion words, synonyms (typically used in sentiment analysis) and word morphology functions (minimum word length, permissible characters etc). Bag-of-words analysis will generate a variety of statistics which can be used as features in data mining activities.
For larger organizations STATISTICA EnterpriseTM provides an enterprise working environment for business users as well as analysts. Users are typically presented with analysis, reports and dashboards they can use, and various forms of monitoring and alerts are also available.
The deployment of models created in STATISTICA is very flexible and includes PMML, C, C++, C#, Java, SAS, SQL stored procedures and Teradata – and of course deployment into STATISTICA Enterprise.
StatSoft is now owned by Dell with offices in 22 countries, and it also provides extensive support and consulting services.