E05 - Analyze youR Data (with R)!

Session Number: 3074
Track: E - App Dev & Analytics I
Session Type: Podium Presentation
Primary Presenter: Emil Kotrc [CA Technologies]
Time: Nov 16, 2015 (05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Speaker Bio: Emil Kotrc is a principal software engineer at CA Technologies working in Prague Technology Center since 2005. He started on Resource management products for Mainframe and later moved into Database management for DB2 for z/OS development.
Before joining CA Technologies, Emil worked in an academic environment.
Audience experience level: Beginner, Intermediate
Presentation Platform: Cross Platform
Presentation Category: Analytics and warehousing
Audiences this presentation will apply to: Application Developers, Data Architects, Database Administrators
Objective 1: Introduce the R project and show some basic examples.
Objective 2: Show how to integrate a standalone R installation with DB2 for z/OS.
Objective 3: Show some samples and examples how to do an easy analysis.
Objective 4: Main focus is on DB2 for z/OS, but most of the topics are perfectly valid for DB2 for LUW as well.

Abstract:  Almost everything is about analytics these days. There are many vendor tools and appliances you can use for analyzing your DB2 data. However, what if you just want to start experimenting or doing a one time research and you don’t want to spend money for an expensive solution? Did you ever hear about R? R is an open source project for statistical computing, which is already more than mature and is used by many researchers and statisticians around the world. Moreover, R can also be easily integrated with DB2 and is implemented in several data analysis tools as well.

This presentation will introduce the R project, how you can integrate it with your DB2, and will show how R can be used for numerical but also graphical analysis.