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.
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.
August 20, 2014
IBM is coming together with TED to host a first-of-its-kind event exploring ideas, insights and personal stories with a broad cross-section of IBM clients, partners, friends and IBMers. At this event, I will be speaking on IBM's big data approach to engagement analytics, and how it can only be successfully achieved by implementing a privacy by design methodology.
August 15, 2014
“When people use a service for free, they are de facto lab rats for market researchers.” This is one of the responses to the Facebook social experimentation revelations that makes more sense than much of the hyperbolic ones that are saturating all forms of media at the moment.
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.
August 13, 2014
Your organization is likely experiencing your own transformation, including learning how to operate effectively in an environment characterized by high-velocity, high-volume flows of data, plus raised expectations on all fronts, from customer satisfaction to operational efficiency, financial performance, transparency and risk mitigation. If you want to be prepared to make the most of this moment in your industry, in your organization and in your personal career, be sure to join us at IBM Insight October 26 through 30 in Las Vegas.
August 8, 2014
This blog discusses the value of Hadoop for government and how forward-thinking agencies are using it.
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.
August 6, 2014
Analytics Across the Enterprise is a new book authored by IBM analytics practitioners Dr. Brenda L. Dietrich, Dr. Emily C. Plachy and Maureen Fitzgerald Norton that details IBM’s past and present leadership in business analytics.
August 5, 2014
Suresh Sidhu, chief corporate and operations officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares insights on how they guided Celecom to be “a leader definitely in…market and possibly the most interesting [telecommunications company] out there today.”