Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disorder that afflicts many in the primes of their lives. The biomedical research community has ramped up its use of big data analytics to illuminate the myriad factors that contribute to the onset and progression of MS.
On April 26, IBM announced
Further to news of SUNY’s exploration of big data to understand possible causes of multiple sclerosis, I spoke with David Smith, VP of Marketing at Revolution Analytics, for a briefing on some advantages of R for analysis of large data sets.
Big data is not just about scaling your data analytics processing platforms to keep up with the onslaught of new information. Just as important, big data is about bringing together your best and brightest minds and giving them the tools they need to interactively and collaboratively explore rich
We'll start from the very beginning. It's a very good place to start...
Big data is all about Velocity, Variety and Volume, and the greatest of these is Variety. At least it causes the greatest misunderstanding.
The planet is a huge place to optimize. Often, it's not clear, in a world divided among squabbling nations, where we should start.
People-centric lifestyles are paramount. You should begin by making your own corner of the planet more livable. As the world rapidly urbanizes, the demand for Smarter
Today, IBM is excited to announce the acquisition of Vivisimo to our big data portfolio. Vivisimo’s federated discovery and navigation capabilities are a key addition to IBM’s big data platform strategy.
IBM’s big data platform is designed to help organizations analyze any volume, variety and
If you're not careful, your Big Data investment can degenerate from a strategic asset into an unmanageable burden.
I'm not speaking about the potential complexity and cost of the underlying Big Data platform, though those are important concerns. What I'm referring to is the unfortunate tendency
Commercial and government organizations are staring at the confluence of three unique events:
· The unprecedented volumes of data
· The need to easily analyze it, make sense of it and put it into action
· The importance of driving real business value from this analysis
It’s the perfect storm.
Is there a better option?
Not a comment you ever want a customer to utter to themselves, especially in competitive industries such as telecommunications, banking, retail or insurance.
In telecommunications, and for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) specifically, a fundamental tenet is that it
Golf is all about analytics.
As you watch golf on television or take "a good walk spoiled" yourself, think about all of the data calculations made before the right club is selected to hit a golf ball on the tee or fairway:
What is the distance to the hole?
Which club will carry me that
In 18th century Europe, a group of intellectuals seized control of reason to challenge the systems of power and faith.
This Age of Enlightenment, according to German philosopher Immanuel Kant, was “the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error."
Digital Media companies are more than just marketing leaders. They are marketing innovators!
In fact, when I think about the marketing service providers, content publishers and gaming firms we’ve talked to or worked with over the years, it’s easy to realize that they have been doing Big Data
My first encounter with in-memory database technology was back in 1998 when I was working at e-commerce pioneer Open Market. At the time, we had acquired an in-memory database solution that powered an online product catalog. Because everything was in-memory, the response time as different
This year was my first IOD. I hope it won’t be the last because it was a really good conference. These big shows are always difficult, despite the mobile apps, the maps, the schedules, the signage and many helpful show guides. I still have difficulty getting to the sessions I want to see or being
It’s a question that came up in Ray Tacoma and Phil Francisco’s Q&A session at IOD and it’s a question I’ve answered at the IBM Netezza booth in the exhibition. Smart Consolidation demands an answer, just as every workload optimized platform in the Smart Consolidation portfolio needs to be