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Steven Lockwood
Executive Information Architect, IBM

Steven Lockwood is part of the Global Analytics Chief Technology Office (CTO) working in the Strategic Client Engagement Team (SCET). He works as a trusted advisor with his clients on all aspects of Information Architecture and Analytics. He has been involved in all aspects of the development of information related projects. In recent years this has focussed on Big Data and the unique challenges it brings utilising technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL databases and so on. IoT brings many of these things together and is of particular interest for him.

Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

May 9, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in...
Analytics and the cloud: NoSQL databases

Analytics and the cloud: NoSQL databases

Schemaless databases and the role they play

April 6, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by...
Analytics and the cloud: The Internet of Things

Analytics and the cloud: The Internet of Things

Managing the growth of a connected world to gain new insights

March 7, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

February 7, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.