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James Kobielus
Big Data Evangelist, IBM

As IBM's big data evangelist, James Kobielus is IBM Senior Program Director, Product Marketing, Big Data Analytics solutions. He is an industry veteran, a popular speaker and social media participant and a thought leader in big data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management and next best action technologies.

Bridging Spark analytics to cloud data services

Bridging Spark analytics to cloud data services

April 21, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark not only excels at data warehousing, in-memory environments for building data marts and other functions, it also is well suited for pulling data from a wide range of sources and transforming and cleansing that data in an Apache Hadoop cluster. And then there is Spark’s complementary...
Learning and laughter: Open analytics takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Learning and laughter: Open analytics takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

April 4, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
At the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference, everybody was talking about the growing number of open source solutions. But what does this mean for the rapidly maturing field of data science? Find out in this firsthand report—and get a sense of how open source solutions will take analytics to the...
Achieving new milestones in open analytics

Achieving new milestones in open analytics

March 31, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
An open ecosystem thrives on a mature core platform. It also depends on partnering arrangements that incentivize solution providers to continue developing standards-based interoperability around the shared environment. Take a deeper dive into recent announcements of new open ecosystem milestones...

Open for Data: Takeaways from IBM InterConnect 2016

February 25, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
IBM InterConnect 2016 may now be history, but the premier cloud and mobile conference was center stage for a historical abundance of announcements concerning cloud data services, open analytics, cognitive Internet of Things, and more.
Expanding the open analytics ecosystem

Expanding the open analytics ecosystem

An overview of key announcements from IBM InterConnect 2016

February 24, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
February 2016 has brought a whirlwind of announcements by IBM that are woven together by a predominate open data and open analytics thread. Many of these announcements were made at IBM InterConnect 2016. Take an opportunity to catch up on all these exciting announcements in this comprehensive...
5 perspectives on the disruptive potential of open source analytics

5 perspectives on the disruptive potential of open source analytics

February 22, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Open source analytics is transforming every segment of cloud data services, big data analytics, cognitive computing and other key insight economy technology enablers. See what some leading industry experts have to say about what they think are the most promising open source analytics initiatives...
Deploying analytics microservices in the cloud

Deploying analytics microservices in the cloud

February 15, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Seems like not log ago service-oriented architecture (SOA) was all the rage. What happened to it? Where did it go? Take a look at one perspective that connects a line of ancestry for microservices architecture and imminent edge-oriented, big data analytics microservices from the SOA era.
Becoming cognitive: A new disruptor remakes the business landscape

Becoming cognitive: A new disruptor remakes the business landscape

February 11, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Cognitive analytics is reshaping the face of computing, bringing previously inaccessible capabilities to businesses across a range of industries. Discover how cognitive computing capabilities can help you create a cognitively enriched environment that can make your organization a hotbed of...
Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics

Building smart business on the four pillars of predictive analytics

January 29, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Smart predictions can spell the difference between whether your company succeeds wildly or falls by the wayside. Get the details on four strategic pillars for smart, proactive business through predictive analytics deployment in a series of new blog perspectives.
Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

January 20, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although the weather can frequently be the go-to topic when engaging in small talk, it is very much intertwined with deeper discussions around the environment, global warming, and reducing carbon emissions. A rising tide of sensor-derived, Internet of Things data is now fueling a worldwide focus on...

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