Hadoop and Open Source

Is the healthcare industry ready for Hadoop?

July 18, 2014
This big question looms whenever and wherever practitioners all join together to discuss advances, changes and needs in the industry. While, in some ways, the answer is “yes"—because there is a need, a desire and a significant opportunity—in many ways healthcare organizations are just not there yet. Read More

A big data driven customer experience

July 17, 2014
Each month it seems like we hear automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reporting record growth, but what is driving this growth? Pent up demand? Attractive new products? Is the market actually growing, or could it be that the automotive industry is starting to use big data and analytics to better understand their customer, hat they want to buy, how they want to buy it and how they want to interact with their car and their car company? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Vince Walden

July 15, 2014
“You can’t just look at one data source,” says Vince Walden, partner at Ernst & Young, and this week’s Big Data & Analytics hero. With so much data available to us today to get a clear picture businesses must be able to look “at the data in all different angles—upside down and sideways—to get to where we think the issues are in a case.”   Read More

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: July 2014

July 10, 2014
This month’s articles show the promise of big data technology in action. Explore the tools that help you digest the data, filter out the noise and make your next business decision based on the trends it reveals. Grab your safety goggles—it’s time to put theory to the test. Read More

IBM expands Hadoop commitment with support for Spark

July 2, 2014
As part of IBM's ongoing commitment to Hadoop and the broader open source ecosystem, IBM is joining forces with Databricks, Cloudera, Intel and MapR to broaden support for Apache Spark. IBM's goal is to provide enterprise customers with access to the latest innovations around big data and analytics. Read More

Big data for the business, Hadoop for the enterprise

June 24, 2014
Introducing InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop v3.0 featuring Big SQL to enable enterprise grade Hadoop. Read More

Hadoop: Where it's been and where it's going

June 13, 2014
Nearly 10 years ago, a little open source software project with a funny name came into being. Read More

Time to update Wikipedia!

June 9, 2014
SQL-on-Hadoop offerings, such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with Big SQL, can help IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big data world. A new Big SQL technology preview is available so you can try it out for yourself. Read More

Beyond ratings: Applications of Hadoop in media and entertainment

June 4, 2014
The goal of moving beyond basic TV ratings and simple consumer demographics to establishing a secure analytics environment to integrate subscriber, set-top-box and third-party, enriched data in near real time is something leading media and entertainment organizations continue to embrace. After all, they need to deeply understand and predict consumer behavior to effectively drive growth and retention strategies. These strategies include the ability to better, more accurately reach consumers across viewing platforms and enable dynamic, personalized content delivery. Read More

10 can’t miss posts for big data and analytics developers: June 2014

June 2, 2014
developerWorks Editor Barb Wetmore brings you a summary of the latest how-to technical content for developers. This month includes an announcement of a new big data and analytics zone on developerWorks, integration of DB2 for z/OS with InfoSphere BigInsights, creation of a date time dimension with IBM Cognos software and real-time analytics using IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality. Read More

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