Sybase IQ 15.2 is the first and only columnar-based system to build in text analytics, analysts say
Information Management Online, May 25, 2010, by Adrienne Baker
May 25, 2010 - Sybase, Inc. - soon to be Sybase, an SAP company - announced a new iteration of Sybase IQ that brings full text search, query federation and Web-enabled analytics in to a columnar-based architecture.
Release 15.2 is the first analytical database system to include built in text search and analysis, says Seth Grimes, president of analytics strategy consultancy for market research firm Alta Plana. It's the first analytical database engine where unstructured enterprise content can be queried alongside fielded, numerical data.
Grimes added that while there are quite a few text-analytics providers and other "big data" analytical database platforms, Sybase is unique in how it brings text in-database alongside numerical data to support integrated enterprise analytics.
Forrester Senior Analyst Jim Kobielus emphasized that Sybase IQ's new features enable the database to be deployed into a broader range of business intelligence, data warehousing and advanced analytics environments.
Beyond its new search capabilities, Sybase 15.2 deepens the product's already considerable support for in-database data mining by embedding partner statistical-analysis libraries in support of Association Rules, Bayes Naive Classifier and Neural Networks, says Kobileus.
"Forrester expects to see Sybase continue to broaden the range of partner embedded statistical models embedded in IQ, including expanded libraries for data mining, text mining, sentiment analysis, semantic analysis, geospatial analysis, complex event processing, social media monitoring, and social network analysis," he says.