Blogs

Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

June 30, 2015 | by Peter Schlampp, Vice President of Product, Platfora
Spark is one of the key enablers of Hadoop’s journey from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Plateau of Productivity. Together, Spark and Hadoop are taking big data to the next level.
But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

June 29, 2015 | by Paul DiMarzio, Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM z Systems Big Data and Analytics, IBM
Face it. Competing digital businesses are very likely coming to your industry. Why resist the digital business model? Consider an incremental transition and change your mindset.
Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

June 24, 2015 | by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Two years ago, everything was big data—nothing else mattered. And big data was and today still is the foundation for a successful business analytics strategy. Without data, you have no analytics. But with big data, you have the potential for great analytics. Why? Because big data is all types of...
How Fingrid is keeping the lights on with the Internet of Things

How Fingrid is keeping the lights on with the Internet of Things

June 23, 2015 | by Mary Gorczynski, Social Strategist for the Internet of Things, IBM
Marcus Stenstrand, Grid Manager at Fingrid, the national electricity transmission company in Finland, is responsible for keeping the lights on. Learn more about the importance of having IBM Maximo Asset Management at the core of an integrated enterprise asset management solution and how Fingrid is...

Analytics makes the difference for cyclists in the Race Across America

June 19, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
Beaches, deserts and mountains fly by. Extreme temperatures and lack of sleep are all par for the course. But this isn’t the 2015 U.S. Open. This is the 2015 Race Across America – a 3,020 mile cycling race against challenging terrain, fierce weather and even fiercer competition. I’ve been following...
Unlocking business value through enterprise Hadoop adoption

Unlocking business value through enterprise Hadoop adoption

June 12, 2015 | by Hema Reddy, Program Director, IBM Systems Big Data and Analytics Portfolio Marketing, IBM
Hadoop has opened the doors to applications that must handle extremely high volumes of data across hundreds or thousands of clusters to generate some very valuable insights on which today’s businesses depend in their quest to stay competitive and drive revenue.
Hadoop Summit 2015, Day 2: Managing Hadoop's indistinct market boundaries

Hadoop Summit 2015, Day 2: Managing Hadoop's indistinct market boundaries

June 11, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Day two at Hadoop Summit went well beyond the opening day theme of Hadoop’s transformative power for enterprises. The many competing Hadoop ecosystem subprojects in play may be an indication of just how ambiguously Hadoop’s enterprise market boundaries overlap with adjacent segments.
Hadoop Summit 2015, Day 1: Innovation thrives as Hadoop nears maturity

Hadoop Summit 2015, Day 1: Innovation thrives as Hadoop nears maturity

June 11, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
It’s clear that Hadoop is nearing maturity, but if this year’s summit is any indication, this segment remains vibrant and innovative. Indeed, many of the sessions addressed significant gaps in our own knowledge of this fast-moving space.
Avoiding code bloat as data scientists embrace Spark

Avoiding code bloat as data scientists embrace Spark

June 10, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark is arguably surpassing Apache Hadoop as the preferred big data analytics development platform. Yet, the expected specialized algorithm and model libraries that emerge from the Spark community raise the specter of platform bloat that may perhaps put Spark at risk of becoming too bloated...
Serving insight at Wimbledon

Serving insight at Wimbledon

June 8, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The Championships, Wimbledon is poised to capture the drama of tournament matches and derive insight from real-time data as events unfold to give fans a rich experience. Analytics offers Wimbledon access to timely data in context to provide illuminating and relevant information to fans through its...

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