What is predictive analytics?

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Christopher Nerney
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Predictive analytics is the application of algorithms and statistical modeling to massive amounts of data in order to make forecasts about future events.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_analytics#Technology_and_Big_Dat...

Here's a link to a webcast on predictive analytics run by a Forrester analyst:

http://www.itworld.com/big-data/334255/big-data-predictive-analytics-fut...

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