October 14, 2014
CenterPoint Energy can analyze 2.3 million smart meters at any point in time every day using InfoSphere Streams. Dr. Steven P. Pratt, corporate technology officer at Centerpoint Energy and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “ultimately what we want to be able to do is recognize issues in our system before power outages occur.”
September 23, 2014
Most organizations aren’t able to derive context quickly enough to turn big data into action. Overcoming these challenges requires a real-time, context-aware computing platform.
September 12, 2014
In this, the fifth and final post in our real-time actionable insight series, we explore several case studies where real-time action improved business outcomes and mitigated risk.
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.
August 15, 2014
You have a lot happening in your day: a morning doctor’s appointment, a quick call into the help desk to resolve your laptop issue, an important strategy planning meeting at work, a trip to the grocery store to pick up some dinner and homework time with the kids. Ever stop and think “how do real-time analytics power my day?”
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.
July 9, 2014
Developer resources for InfoSphere Streams are abundant. Review the top five resources to get started and join a thriving and growing community of InfoSphere Streams users across healthcare, energy and utilities, telecommunications and more.
July 3, 2014
Video content analytics tools are humanity's unblinking eyes, capable of continuously filtering the world's media streams at scale. Video content analytics algorithms can parse the fine details within and between successive frames of specific streams, supporting pattern recognition, gesture recognition, location detection, motion detection, event detection, production-style detection, dynamic video masking and camera tamper detection.
May 7, 2014
Building a tool is as much an art as it is science. Even if you are building a toothbrush, you would painstakingly arbitrate the symbiosis between the length, width, angles and elasticity of the brush to the age, gender, habits and moods of the intended users. How about building a real-time big data tool? It certainly is not any less sophisticated than that of the toothbrush.
May 5, 2014
DeveloperWorks big data and analytics editor, Barb Wetmore, brings you a summary of the latest how-to technical content for developers. This month includes enabling Watson to use sensor data, using the BLU Acceleration service in the Codename: BlueMix cloud platform, detecting and tracking the physical activity of mobile phone users and more.