Earlier this month, Forrester Research named Oracle a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-Based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q3 2018. The Oracle Autonomous Data Science Cloud Service, according to the global research firm, allows teams to “seamlessly provision and instantiate their own customized machine learning environments” while simultaneously providing “the standardization and controls that enterprises need.”

Oracle’s solution combines its underlying Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings with the flexibility of the collaborative data science platform developed by DataScience.com. Oracle completed its acquisition of DataScience.com in June 2018 to create a single product that helps customers realize the full potential of machine learning. Oracle believes its position as a leader in The Forrester Wave™ validates its vision and roadmap for bringing centralized machine learning capabilities to enterprise companies.

“By combining one of the most promising startups in the notebook-based PAML space with its own related offerings for infrastructure, data management, third-party data sources, BI, and a suite of business applications, Oracle is instantly a force to be reckoned with in the PAML market,” Forrester analysts wrote in the report, released September 5.

The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-Based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q3 2018, evaluated providers based on 24 criteria grouped into three buckets: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Data considered included vendor surveys, product demos, and customer reference surveys. Notebook-based PAML solutions were defined as code-first products that drive “immediate value” for data science teams. According to Forrester, Oracle was cited for the following:

  • Self-service for data scientists: “With the Oracle Data Science Platform, teams can leverage the three most common open source notebooks (Jupyter, Zeppelin, R Studio) and seamlessly provision and instantiate their own customized machine learning environments,” the report stated.
  • Enterprise offerings: The Oracle Data Science Cloud “provides the standardization and controls that enterprises need,” Forrester analysts noted. “The platform also makes it easy to put models into production by offering visual tools to create APIs with automatic load balancing.”
  • Market position: “Oracle seeks to dominate machine learning in the cloud,” according the report. Analysts noted that its acquisition of DataScience.com has “added a critical missing component to its portfolio of machine learning solutions in the cloud.”

“I believe that being recognized by Forrester as a leader in predictive analytics and machine learning solutions is not only a recognition of our offering, but also of the strength of our ongoing roadmap and strategy,” said Ian Swanson, VP Product, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Oracle.

To download the full report, The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-Based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q3 2018, click here.

DataScience Staff
DataScience Staff