Extensible Workflows for Analytics on the Cloud
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Analytics Solutions for real-world business applications are very compute intensive. Thus, providing such services over utility computing mechanisms such as the cloud is a good way forward. To lower the entry barrier for such cloud based analytics solutions, a cloud based analytics solution provider may like to provide several domain-specific workflows that could be readily used after uploading data, without any deep knowledge about the kind of techniques used (e.g., knowledge of how classification models work). In this publication, we disclose methods to enable a cloud-based analytics service provider to provide extensible workflows for the end user. Extensible workflows provide the advantage of being usable for a wide variety of data formats, and also allows for extension by including additional attach points for future requirements such as to provide support for a new kind of input data format.