The consolidation in the data mining (predictive analytics) market during the past two years has been continuous and merciless. One of the key lessons for both users and providers of data mining technology and applications is that it is in the process of transitioning to predictive analytics.

Silicon Graphics' MineSet, which once boasted a substantial installed base, is not currently shipping a product. Trajecta was a data mining startup circa 1999 emerging from the incubation laboratory at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. Fair Isaac acquired the core Trajecta technology in 2002. Fair Isaac and HNC merged in August 2002. The sun has set on Business Miner from Business Objects, although Business Miner continues to have significant recognition in the desktop data mining market. Meanwhile, Business Objects has been offering KXEN predictive analytics as an encapsulated part of its Application Foundation and as a separately licensable product since January 2003 (initially bundled as part of the entire suite in June 2002). Instead of Darwin, Oracle now offers a migration path to Oracle9i Data Mining analytics.

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