Java SIG: Java Data Mining and Glassbox (No Fluff, Just Stuff preview)



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Java SIG


    First Topic:

    Advanced Analytic Applications with Java Data Mining (JSR-73 / 247)

    Applications that merely collect and report data using queries or OLAP will soon give way to competitor applications that enlist the help of advanced analytics capabilities such as data mining. The Java Data Mining standard (JSR-73) enables building advanced analytic applications natively in Java. In this talk, we introduce data mining and JDM concepts, a demonstration of the Oracle Data Mining graphical interface which is built upon the JDM API, and code examples for model building and apply (scoring). We also look at some of the upcoming JDM 2.0 (JSR-247) features.


    Mark Hornick — Sr. Manager, Data Mining Technologies, Oracle Corporation

    Mark Hornick has led the Java Data Mining (JSR-73) expert group since its inception in July of 2000, and now leads the JSR-247 expert group working toward JDM 2.0. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of advanced distributed systems, including in-database data mining, distributed object management, and Java APIs.

    Mark joined Oracle through Oracle’s acquisition of Thinking Machines Corporation in 1999. Prior to Thinking Machines, where he served as architect for TMC’s next generation data mining software, he was a Principal Investigator at GTE Laboratories, involved in advanced telecommunications network management software, distributed transaction management research, and distributed object management research.

    Mark has contributed to several other data mining standards, including the Data Mining Group’s PMML, ISO JTC1 SQL/MM for Data Mining, and the Object Management Group’s Common Warehouse Metadata for Data Mining. He has given talks at the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Databases, JavaOne, JavaPro Live!, and The ServerSide Symposium on data mining standards and JDM. He has also published various papers and articles over his career, and is finalizing a book on Java Data Mining.

    Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Computer Science, and a master’s degree from Brown University, also in Computer Science, where he specialized in object databases.


    Second Topic:

    Glassbox (No Fluff, Just Stuff preview)

    Are monitoring and diagnosing your Java application a pain? Drop Glassbox into your application server and this aspect-oriented tool will discover your existing apps and pinpoint errors and performance issues in plain English. Using AspectJ, Glassbox can provide low overhead effective monitoring without needing to "bake in" instrumentation up front, no code changes or recompilation is needed. Glassbox itself is a Web application, it includes an analysis layer, an Ajax web-client and an automated installer. It is open source and modular, so contributors can add monitors for more problems or additional analysis as desired for their own projects.

    Glassbox's goal is to automate the daily grunt work of troubleshooting common problems, and free the expert to get back to solving the core technical problems. Ron Bodkin will illustrate how Glassbox 2.0 identifies problems, how to integrate it into an existing monitoring environment, and how it can be extended to better analyze custom applications without code changes. See:


    Ron Bodkin, CTO, Glassbox

    Ron Bodkin is the CTO of the open source Glassbox application performance troubleshooting project. Ron is also the founder of New Aspects of Software, which helps customers apply high leverage technologies like Aspect-Oriented Programming, Enterprise Service Buses and AJAX. Previously, Ron worked with customers at AspectJ group at Xerox PARC. Prior to that, Ron was the founding CTO of C-bridge, a consultancy that delivered enterprise applications using Java frameworks. See

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    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105



    6:30-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.
    7:00-9:00 Presentations


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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