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.
June 9, 2014
SQL-on-Hadoop offerings, such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with Big SQL, can help IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big data world. A new Big SQL technology preview is available so you can try it out for yourself.
May 8, 2014
I recently started researching a longer piece I’m writing about big data architectures, and I realized something: big data is growing up. It has moved rapidly from a collection of critical, but over-hyped technologies disrupting core relational database market segments to an emerging eco-system to revolutionize data management and analytics.
March 27, 2014
I recently participated in a Twitter chat on big data strategy hosted by @IBMbigdata.
March 19, 2014
Does your warehouse need a modern makeover? Data warehouse modernization is about more than just offloading data into Hadoop. It’s about using new technologies like in-memory, stream computing, Hadoop and appliances to optimize the warehouse environment, all while building confidence in your data.
August 29, 2013
Just last week we had a very interesting #ibmblu twitterchat on "Controlling Your Data Footprint." Many experts participated in this discussion and many great points were made.
July 25, 2013
Big data is a key infrastructure in the Internet of Things (IoT), but it’s far from the only piece of the fabric.
June 27, 2013
What is an enterprise data warehouse (EDW)? You’d think the industry would have achieved some consensus on this topic by now, but you’d be mistaken.
January 23, 2013
While “a single version of the truth” might sound reassuring, relying on such a strategy can seriously impede real-time businesses. For many missions, it’s time to embrace a plural version of the truth.
January 3, 2013
Will this be the year of the “big data hybrid”? What will become of cross-scale architectures and next best action? Will governance finally take center stage? And will data scientists still be sexy? James Kobielus looks at all this and more in his predictions for 2013.