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What is Spark?

What is Spark?

Making the complex simple

April 29, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Spark just seems to be getting big play everywhere in the technology arena. What is Spark? And do you need it? Get a good glimpse into its in-memory execution capabilities, some of its key components, its integrations and its availability as a service.
Internet of Things data access and the fear of the unknown

Internet of Things data access and the fear of the unknown

April 29, 2016 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
Evolving Internet of Things technology is paving the way for ongoing innovation—from smart thermostats and smart cars to other smart devices—through continuous access to its data streams. And while ongoing access to that data inspires the magic behind Internet of Things solutions, it also offers an...
Spark: The operating system for big data analytics

Spark: The operating system for big data analytics

April 29, 2016 | by Max Seiden, Lead Spark Engineer, Platfora
Spark’s momentum is building, and it is rapidly emerging as the central technology in analytics ecosystems within organizations. See why Spark’s technical advancements around iterative processing combined with its easy overall environment and tool set for developers make it a true operating system...
Graph databases catch electronic con artists in the act

Graph databases catch electronic con artists in the act

April 27, 2016 | by Larry Weber, Program Director, Digital Experience, IBM
Graph database technology powered by open source initiatives is helping fraud detection units catch intruders in the act of breaching data security. Tune in for an enlightening discussion of how modern approaches to analytics are bringing descriptive and predictive analytics together to help stop...
InsightOut: Metadata and governance

InsightOut: Metadata and governance

It may sound boring, but it holds the key to self-service

April 27, 2016 | by Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and VP, CTO for Information & Analytics Group, IBM
Metadata and governance might not have a long history of setting hearts ablaze, but those who are recognizing their importance to self-service are looking to metadata to help organizations fully leverage a wide range of assets across the business. Discover why metadata and governance are taking a...
New IBM DB2 release simplifies deployment and key management

New IBM DB2 release simplifies deployment and key management

April 27, 2016 | by Matt Huras, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Chief DB2 LUW Chief Architect, IBM
A new version of the IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) database was recently released, and it is well fortified with core advances, key management and security features and deployment and availability enhancements. Discover these advancements and much more in a blog series dedicated to this...
What is Hadoop?

What is Hadoop?

Making the complex simple

April 26, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
The open source Hadoop framework accommodates distributed storage and processing of large data sets on clusters of computers through the use of programming models. If that description sounds complex, then dig into this breakdown of Hadoop components to gain an understanding of just how flexible...
The rise of NoSQL databases

The rise of NoSQL databases

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

April 26, 2016 | by Lillian Pierson, Founder, Data-Mania, LLC
As the star of NoSQL technology rises over a diverse database landscape, many data scientists are turning to NoSQL in its various implementations to help them accomplish a host of data management tasks. Find the data storage and management solution that’s right for you when you begin your NoSQL...
Bridging Spark analytics to cloud data services

Bridging Spark analytics to cloud data services

April 21, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark not only excels at data warehousing, in-memory environments for building data marts and other functions, it also is well suited for pulling data from a wide range of sources and transforming and cleansing that data in an Apache Hadoop cluster. And then there is Spark’s complementary...
Is your investment in ECM future-proof?

Is your investment in ECM future-proof?

April 21, 2016 | by Toby Bell, Marketing and Offering Strategy Lead, IBM
With all of those in mind, few technologies qualify as ‘future-proof’ the way that cloud file sharing and collaboration does. And, it meets the needs of end-users, enterprises, and customers all at once—a rare principle of thirds we couldn’t have predicted back in the day.

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