Technical Enablement

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Phillippe Chartier

September 16, 2014
Phillippe Chartier, information delivery team lead at Canadian National Railway and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, tells us how they used to rely on monthly data reports, but now they operate more efficiently—in near real time—with predictive analytics. Canadian national Railway applies logical insights from their data to save fuel consumption, predict shipments and keep their trains running on time.  Read More

How leading media companies increase customer value

September 9, 2014
Throughout the year, I’ve been participating in a series of day-long “Art of the Possible” sessions with clients that run the gamut of media and entertainment. I’ve met with cable companies, broadcast TV providers, movie studios, sports networks and beyond. Read More

Who's afraid of the big (data) bad wolf?

September 4, 2014
The success of big data projects often depends on having access to robust, scalable data integration. You would be hopelessly naive if you didn't acknowledge the fact that integrating huge amounts of data into "data lakes" can be quite burdensome, costly, complex, time-consuming, labor-intensive and so on. Rest assured that big data integration doesn't need to be burdensome, especially if you're wielding the right platforms, tools, personnel and best practices. If you're suitably empowered, there's no need to fear the big data wolf at the door. Read More

Raising real-time transaction and analytic processing to the next power

September 2, 2014
Transactions make the world go round, but fast analytics help the planet rotate even faster.   Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sharath Cholleti

September 2, 2014
We have a lot of data today, both structured and unstructured, that, when used on time, at the right time, in real-time can save lives. Sharath Cholleti, this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero, gives us a glimpse of how they use data for better patient care. 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

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

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Timothy Llewellynn

August 19, 2014
Timothy Llewellynn, CEO and co-founder of nViso, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. He has found that utilizing the cloud for "big data is creating more opportunities for...clients" because of the massive scalability available to companies like his. Read More

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