Technology

In-Hadoop analytics

August 29, 2014
Hadoop offers a cost effective solution for landing and transforming data before feeding the data warehouse. Hadoop also offers a cost effective solution for aged data that's rolled out of the warehouse. If you're going to extract real business value from big data, then you need to embrace new data sources. Analytics are the key to making sense of big data.  Read More

7 really good reasons to partner SPSS analytics with R

August 29, 2014
The R language has become very popular with statisticians and data miners who use it to develop statistical software. But did you know that you can run R syntax from IBM SPSS Modeler and SPSS Statistics software? The combined strength of both helps address the needs of an organization that has few statistics or programming experts, but that wants to benefit from R. Read More

How next-generation infrastructure informs better, faster decision-making

August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.  Read More

Consolidating and migrating to an in-memory analytics cloud

August 27, 2014
The consolidated memory cloud will be the dominant architecture of the big data future. For enterprises and service providers trying to get closer to that vision, however, the migration path will not always be straightforward.  Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Terri Dean

August 26, 2014
Terri Dean, Chief Membership Officer at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics hero, shares how big data transformed how they retain members.  Read More

Sense: Perceiving in the business moment

August 25, 2014
Most data that organizations capture and collect isn’t valuable. In addition, high value data is often overlooked because organizations can’t capture, analyze and act fast enough. IBM has created a solid foundation to help organizations capture all opportunities, even the ones that are fleeting, like selling more chicken dinners on a Friday night. The goal is to acquire, grow and retain customers based on real-time actionable insight. Read More

The science behind big data storage

August 25, 2014
Scientific research has become a data powerhouse, propelled forward by sequencing and imaging technologies that accumulate data at astonishing speeds. However, managing petabytes of fast data is not a challenge exclusive to the scientific community. Read More

Engaging your customers in context

August 22, 2014
Not every customer or prospect is ready to buy. This means that when you engage you must do so in the context of the buyer’s frame of reference, not solely as a seller ready to make a deal. But how is this done using big data and analytics? Read More

Doing something about the weather

August 21, 2014
Big data has been the heart of predictive and real-time weather analytics from the start. Throughout all eras, meteorological models have greedily devoured every high-performance computing resource thrown their way. Leveraging these resources, fine-grained local weather forecasting may not be as farfetched as it sounds. It might even be possible to use the Internet of Things and big data to control some atmospheric conditions in real time at the local level. Read More

The Internet of Things is driving change in me, and in industry

August 21, 2014
We certainly live in a connected world. It always amazes me when I see how smarter enterprises are using the highly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented qualities of today’s technology to make our world a better place: the way we interact changes, how we approach our day is different and what we expect is far higher than ever before. Driving this fantastic change is none other than the Internet of Things (IoT). Read More

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