It is that time of the year again. In about a week I am going to be attending the KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) 2008 conference (conference website) along with some other Oracle colleagues. KDD is one of the primary conferences on data mining. This year it will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 24 to 27.
Oracle is a Gold sponsor for the event and will have again a large presence at the conference. Among other things, Oracle is the sponsor of the first poster reception and demonstration session on Monday.
This year I will not try to post daily conference highlights. After managing to do a poorer job last year than in the year before I gave up on the idea. Instead I will settle for a single post after the conference.
Here are some pictures from the Oracle booth at last year's KDD:
If you plan to attend KDD this year, stop by the Oracle booth to say hello. Last year I spent a great deal time at the Oracle booth. There were lots of interesting questions and problems. Here are some of the topics we talked about:
- How to combine data mining with a rules engine?
- How to schedule a background process for anomaly detection in tables?
- How to use database triggers to score new rows or modification of rows?
Because Oracle has a large array of features in the RDBMS, it is possible to come up with very interesting solutions to these and other questions by combining these features.