Collaboration & Deployment
IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services is a centralized platform for management and deployment of analytical assets. It provides extensive support as predictive models are prepared, validated and integrated with operational systems to aid decision-making.
With IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services, you can easily:
- Share and search for analytical assets in the centralized repository.
- Reuse and standardize analytical work for more effective results.
- Protect and audit analytical assets through user access control and version tracking.
Analysts need a location in which to place files that should be made available to other analysts or business users. That location needs a version control implementation for the files to manage the evolution of the analysis. Security is required to control access to and modification of the files. Finally, a backup and restore mechanism is needed to protect the business from losing these crucial assets.
To address these needs, IBM® SPSS® Collaboration and Deployment Services provides a repository for storing assets using a folder hierarchy similar to most file systems. Files stored in the IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services Repository are available to users throughout the enterprise, provided those users have the appropriate permissions for access. To assist users in finding assets, the repository offers a search facility.
Analysts can work with files in the repository from client applications that leverage the service interface of IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services. Products such as IBM SPSS Statistics and IBM SPSS Modeler allow direct interaction with files in the repository. An analyst can store a version of a file in development, retrieve that version at a later time, and continue to modify it until it is finalized and ready to be moved into a production process. These files can include custom interfaces that run analytical processes allowing business users to take advantage of an analyst's work.
To realize the full beneﬁt of predictive analytics, the analytic assets need to provide input for business decisions. Deployment bridges the gap between analytics and action by delivering results to people and processes on a schedule or in real time. In IBM® SPSS® Collaboration and Deployment Services, individual ﬁles stored in the repository can be included in processing jobsthat deﬁne an execution sequence for the ﬁles.
The execution results can be stored in the repository, on a ﬁle system, or delivered to speciﬁed recipients. Results stored in the repository can be accessed by any user with sufﬁcient permissions using the IBM® SPSS® Collaboration and Deployment Services Deployment Portal interface.The jobs themselves can be triggered according to a deﬁned schedule or in response to system events.
In addition, the scoring service of IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services allow analytical results from deployed models to be delivered in real time when interacting with a customer. An analytical model conﬁgured for scoring can combine data collected from a current customer interaction with historical data to produce a score that determines the course of the interaction. The service itself can be leveraged by any client application, allowing the creation of custom interfaces for deﬁning the process.
The real-time scoring services in IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services enables you to:
- Use information gathered during the time of the interaction and historical data to determine the score that recommends best product or service to offer the customer type.
- Seamlessly integrate with existing applications using standard programming interfaces, such as Web Services.