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Empowering athletes with real-time, data-driven decision support

July 31, 2014
There are complex challenges that a data scientist might face in statistically modeling real-time decision-support scenarios in fast-moving athletic competitions. Each sport needs to be modeled on its own terms. A within-game decision-support predictive model for one sport cannot be applied directly to another sport, even ones that share a common ancestor or many surface similarities. No two sports have exact same "game evolution" structure, embody the exact same rules, play on the same surface, use the same equipment or generate the same types of performance data. Read More

Blistering fast SQL access to your Hadoop data

July 28, 2014
In the rapidly evolving SQL-on-Hadoop space, IBM’s Big SQL 3.0 moves the industry forward through its contributions in improving query performance and workload management, while maintaining compatibility with open source Hive and SQL standard. This blog gets under the hood to explain how Big SQL 3.0 delivers these optimizations.   Read More

The evolution of the CFO

July 17, 2014
The CFO’s role is a pivotal one, as all top executives recognize. CEOs rely more heavily on the CFO than on the rest of the C-suite when they’re formulating business strategy. So, in a customer-activated enterprise with the finance organization's responsibilities expanding, how are CFOs staying ahead of the game? Read More

Innovative healthcare analytics on display in Chicago

July 9, 2014
I’m looking forward to the upcoming Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago next week (July 14-16) led by Health Data Management. During this analytics focused conference, we will hear from innovators who are leveraging big data and analytics in a variety of ways to solve real problems that touch different parts of their organizations. Read More

Transforming the agile data warehouse in the age of the in-memory cloud

July 9, 2014
IBM Analytics Warehouse for Bluemix is now generally available to all customers for your agile data warehousing and analytics needs. This pay-as-you-go cloud service, leveraging in-memory BLU technology, is designed to provide a single, agile in-memory platform for all applications required for most DW, BI and analytics projects. Read More

The new wave of change: Big data and analytics in the UK marketplace

July 3, 2014
Big data and analytics is sweeping the UK market and promises to bring exciting solutions that are enabling organizations to stay ahead while customers and citizens continue to evolve in the new data-driven environment. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Thomas Baumann

June 10, 2014
Thomas Baumann, IT performance architect at Swiss Mobiliar and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero, shares that once “once response times of analytical reports were improved by a factor of 100 or more, business departments were very interested to apply big data” Read More

Use deep learning to filter big data for the otherwise unknowable

June 5, 2014
A data scientist uses machine learning (ML) to find heretofore unknown correlations and other patterns in fresh data. ML is adept at finding both the "known unknowns" and the "unknown unknowns" through the power of supervised learning and unsupervised learning methodologies, respectively. Read More

Evolving the binocular vision and opposable thumbs of cognitive computing

May 29, 2014
If I'm about to offend your religious sensibilities, I apologize in advance. Please avert your eyes from this post. Read More

Intelligence accelerated: How cloud-based analytics is expediting business results

May 28, 2014
Today’s data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges while maintaining an effective analytical environment, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with powerful analytical technology to accelerate decisions and enhance business performance. Read More

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