Blogs

Changing what we know (and do) about the weather

March 31, 2015 | by Andy Rice, Vice President, Product and Analytics, The Weather Company
I have been in the weather and meteorological solutions industry for 15 years, but in the last five years I’ve witnessed an amazing transformation.
How social data is helping businesses make smarter decisions

How social data is helping businesses make smarter decisions

March 31, 2015 | by Sarah Warsaw, Social Media Specialist, Big Data, SWG UKI, IBM
IBM recently announced the incorporation of Twitter data into Watson Analytics. Find out how external data sources can help decision-making for businesses in a range of industries.
Meet the Internet of Things

Meet the Internet of Things

How the Jetsons help us understand IoT solutions

March 31, 2015 | by Pete Karns, Director, Internet of Things Cloud, IBM
In today's world there is a lot of hype surrounding the Internet of Things. Perhaps that’s because IoT has, and is demonstrating, the potential to disrupt nearly every system and business process we rely on. A full 37 years before IoT was coined, a visionary cartoon provided examples that we can...
Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

March 26, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Deep learning algorithms are growing progressively smarter at recognizing patterns in video, audio, speech, image, sensor and other non-textual data objects. Correlation of deep learning model results with other sources of contextual information can show how the information supplied by media and...
The evolving shape of distributed databases in the Internet of Things

The evolving shape of distributed databases in the Internet of Things

March 19, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Databases are evolving into a new stream-centric architecture that is well-suited to real-time distributed analytic computing in the Internet of Things. This new paradigm will leverage distributed event logs, temporal database concepts and materialized views as core architectural concepts. As it...
Only one of the 5 Vs of big data really matters

Why only one of the 5 Vs of big data really matters

March 19, 2015 | by Bernard Marr, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Leading Business and Data Expert
People have been using the four Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity) to describe big data, but all of the big data in the world is no good unless we can turn it into Value, the fifth V of big data.

Big data: Not just for big business

March 18, 2015 | by Nick Rojas, Independent Consultant, Self-Employed
Though big data has long been thought to be the domain of solely large-scale enterprises, more and more this perception is proving to be false.

How the Internet of Things is shaping modern business

March 11, 2015 | by Ahmed Banafa, Distinguished Tenured Staff, Faculty, Author, Speaker, Heald College
When an object can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.

3 key shifts to digital business using advanced analytics

March 10, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
According to Gartner, digital business is the “creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds." There are three key foundational shifts that are making the digital business phenomenon real. Interestingly, these tectonic shifts are also driving faster adoption of...

Behind-the-scenes with IBM InfoSphere Streams v4.0

March 10, 2015 | by Roger Rea, InfoSphere Streams Product Manager
New developments in IBM InfoSphere Streams v4.0 keeps the focus on delivering the premier stream computing platform with the broadest range of capabilities.

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