Technical Enablement

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

The big data jungle is coming to Vegas

August 14, 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

Build the next great app in the cloud

August 14, 2014
Think it, try it and build it with IBM Bluemix, a cloud-based developer sandbox for big data and data management services. Bluemix makes agile mobile and web app development with best of breed capabilities a reality. Read More

Using real-time analytics to identify who's scooping whom in online journalism

August 14, 2014
Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional news websites, streaming broadcasts and mobile apps) it's a bit bewildering to figure out who is scooping whom when on which breaking topics. Before long, we can expect to see the news services' data scientists build streaming tools that analyze how fast they and the competition are breaking news online, and bragging with data when they find themselves doing the scooping. Read More

Seize your big data moment and benefit from Insight 2014

August 12, 2014
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Mark Hilinski

August 12, 2014
The Retail Equation utilizes big data to predict and shape shopper behavior. Mark Hilinski, executive vice president of business development and strategic accounts and this week’s IBM Big Data Hero, shares how they “uncover those patterns of activity that were otherwise unseen in the data” and identify fraud. Read More

Wearables driving real-time actionable analytics into the modern lifestyle

August 7, 2014
Wearable devices are becoming central to the modern lifestyle. These new devices will be among the first places where users originate personal data. They will also become the ultimate membrane where people consume the big data-driven personalized guidance being delivered from the cloud. In the process of supporting myriad roles in users' lives, wearables will almost certainly cache working data sets that push more deeply into big data territory in terms of their volumes, velocities and varieties. Nevertheless, under any likely scenario, individuals' personal data clouds will undoubtedly hold far more on the volume side of the equation than people store locally today. Read More

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