In this chapter, we have learnt key analytics paradigms: descriptive, predictive, and
prescriptive analytics. We have taken a dive deep into few key advanced analytical
The focus of this chapter has been to introduce to R programming, Weka, and in-
database analytics using MADlib. At the end of this chapter, readers should be able to
identify relevant tools that can be used in the context of analytic problem statement.
In the next chapter, an explanation on using these tools with Greenplum is given with
examples; and other advanced SQL techniques for in-database analytics in the con-
text of Greenplum will be detailed.