Data Mining Software Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of data mining software, which is used to discover patterns in large data sets that allow for informed business decisions. The size of these data sets, both in number of entries and number of variables, is too large for traditional database and query software and is typically too large to even depict visually. As a result, powerful data mining software, which is run primarily by command-line prompts, must be used. Key buyers are financial institutions, consulting firms and government agencies. This report includes free and open-source versions of data mining software, and excludes database software.