Data Warehouse & Storage

Get off the fence and get insight!

July 29, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. 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

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

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

Personalization: the new imperative for retailers to acquire, grow and retain customers

June 20, 2014
In an increasingly competitive and polarized marketplace with rising customer expectations, the traditional means of competitive differentiation are being challenged as never before. To respond, retailers need to evolve their focus to become customer-centric in both strategy and execution. This means personalizing every stage of the customer’s path and this can be done by leveraging big data and analytics. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Mario Faria

June 17, 2014
Mario Faria is a data and analytics leader focused on driving change and delivering business results. He believes that in 5 to 10 years “all companies will have the power of Google or the NSA.” 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

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

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Kelly Carrigan

May 16, 2014
"Every day we’re able to personalize the consumer’s path to a purchase through mobile, online and in-store networks, including doing real-time scoring of a shopping basket at the supermarket checkout," says Kelly Carrigan, VP of data warehouse and infrastructure at Catalina Marketing, and this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero. Read More

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