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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.

Innovative business applications: The disruptive potential of open data science

Innovative business applications: The disruptive potential of open data science

June 1, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
A world that grows increasingly complex calls for disruptive innovation in an open, collaborative environment. See how open data science provides an ecosystem of expertise, skill sets and advanced open source data science tools that fuels collaborative creativity in the development and deployment...
Boosting the productivity of the next-generation data scientist

Boosting the productivity of the next-generation data scientist

May 24, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Use open-source tools to supercharge the data science lifecycle, giving data science teams a boost as they work to provide compelling results in the complex team environments that mark modern corporations. Learn how you can make open data science an ongoing part of your business environment when...
It takes a team: Collaboration and workflow in open data science

It takes a team: Collaboration and workflow in open data science

May 19, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Data science takes collaborate teams of data scientists engaging in productive, open data development initiatives that can ensure strong workflow, governance, security and management. See why open environments are revolutionizing the data science landscape.
Spark and R: The deepening open analytics stack

Spark and R: The deepening open analytics stack

May 19, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As Spark continues to mature into mainstream adoption in the data science community, the open data analytics stack and open source tools grow more robust, giving data scientists rich core workbenches to develop evermore innovative applications.
Bridging NoSQL databases into open data science initiatives

Bridging NoSQL databases into open data science initiatives

May 10, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As a foundation for data lakes and refineries, NoSQL databases provide access, processing and storage to structured and unstructured data for high-performance statistical modeling and exploration. Take a look at the multitude of advantages of NoSQL databases and opportunities to bridge them to open...
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...