Big Data Use Cases

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sharath Cholleti

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. Read More

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

September 2, 2014
Big data can be turned into big business opportunities, but can also send you on a wild goose chase. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (sense, orient, decide and act) you can correct course and shift from reactive to proactive effectively orienting your organization to the business moment. Read More

In-Hadoop analytics

August 29, 2014
Hadoop offers a cost effective solution for landing and transforming data before feeding the data warehouse. Hadoop also offers a cost effective solution for aged data that's rolled out of the warehouse. If you're going to extract real business value from big data, then you need to embrace new data sources. Analytics are the key to making sense of big data.  Read More

How next-generation infrastructure informs better, faster decision-making

August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.  Read More

Outperforming the competition by becoming a pacesetter

August 27, 2014
We all have goals: personal goals, business goals, long-term and short-term; if we work hard we can even reach these goals. But to achieve any goal, you have to see who is doing it well, who is doing it right and how—this is the pacesetter. Read More

Make sure your big data isn’t bad data

August 26, 2014
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the confidence levels required to effectively apply it? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Terri Dean

August 26, 2014
Terri Dean, Chief Membership Officer at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics hero, shares how big data transformed how they retain members.  Read More

Sense: Perceiving in the business moment

August 25, 2014
Most data that organizations capture and collect isn’t valuable. In addition, high value data is often overlooked because organizations can’t capture, analyze and act fast enough. IBM has created a solid foundation to help organizations capture all opportunities, even the ones that are fleeting, like selling more chicken dinners on a Friday night. The goal is to acquire, grow and retain customers based on real-time actionable insight. Read More

The science behind big data storage

August 25, 2014
Scientific research has become a data powerhouse, propelled forward by sequencing and imaging technologies that accumulate data at astonishing speeds. However, managing petabytes of fast data is not a challenge exclusive to the scientific community. Read More

Doing something about the weather

August 21, 2014
Big data has been the heart of predictive and real-time weather analytics from the start. Throughout all eras, meteorological models have greedily devoured every high-performance computing resource thrown their way. Leveraging these resources, fine-grained local weather forecasting may not be as farfetched as it sounds. It might even be possible to use the Internet of Things and big data to control some atmospheric conditions in real time at the local level. Read More

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