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Metrics vs Analytics vs Data Mining vs Machine Learning

Metrics    ->    Analytics    ->    Data Mining    ->    Machine Learning

1. Metrics is simple measurements of performance. Aggregates and counts of raw data.

2. Analytics is the ability to slice and dice metrics and aids in the the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Includes manual segmentation and filtering of data to discover patterns.

3. Data mining uses a computer to automatically discover patterns in larger dataset that the average human can manage. It aids in the discovery of meaningful patterns in data.

4. Machine learning users a computer to automatically discovering patterns in larger datasets. ML can also learn about new patterns and discover unknown patterns.  ML aids in the discovery of meaningful patterns and unknown patterns.

 

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