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Getting the good started

January 14, 2015 | by David Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, NewSci, LLC.
As exciting as the Big Data for Social Good Challenge is, it is also a little intimidating to think of an idea big enough for big data. In this post, I’ll share some tips to get you going on the Challenge. Just like a term paper, beginning is the key to finishing, so let's get started.

How can big data and analytics help your business?

January 9, 2015 | by John Santosuosso, IBM Lab Services Power Systems delivery senior consultant and programmer, IBM
Big data analytics is now such a differentiator that it’s quickly becoming a top corporate priority. How will it change your business?

Hadoop enables quick responses to changing market conditions for telecommunications

December 30, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Telecommunications is a necessarily data-driven and capital-intensive business. Mobile network rollouts and the increasing use of mobile devices and social media generate huge amounts of customer and market data. Quick responses to changing market conditions are imperative to remaining competitive.

Patting down the pachyderm: Big data prognostications for 2015

December 23, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As 2014 draws to a close, the proverbial elephant that we call big data is smarter, more sensitive and more agile than ever. It’s got a much more varied array of advanced analytics riding on its broad back. More than that, it’s performing these amazing feats as a team player within a growing troop...

Hadoop for healthcare can be the difference between life and death

December 22, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Data is growing and moving faster than healthcare organizations can consume it, yet getting insights from that data into the hands of practitioners can quite literally make the difference between life and death.

The data behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

December 18, 2014 | by Jay Goulart, Founder and chief data artist, NewSci, LLC
This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. 2.4 million videos also were created on YouTube, spreading...

Harnessing and protecting big data for financial services

December 15, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Financial services and banking are data-driven. Organizations in these industries store and analyze data on millions of customers, this data valued in the billions. As a consequence, they have to struggle with ever increasing volumes, velocity and variety of data. To stay ahead of competition, and...

How Hadoop is changing energy and utilities

December 12, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Today, energy and utility companies are relying on Hadoop to help curb energy consumption, reduce energy loss and add more clean power to the grid. Using big data and analytics, organizations can empower users to understand their energy usage and give them the chance to reduce how much they use and...

Why should automotive and manufacturing CTOs care about Hadoop?

December 2, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Automotive and manufacturing organizations deal with a massive volume of data, including global data from customers and data generated through internal business operations, research and development (R&D) and supply chain activities. These data sets represent an opportunity for an organization...

SQL-on-Hadoop: Who leads the herd?

December 1, 2014 | by Gord Sissons, Product Marketing Manager, IBM
SQL-on-Hadoop is a hot topic. As organizations increasingly leverage Hadoop to gain new capabilities and lower costs, it only makes sense that they would seek to leverage technologies compatible with what they have. Few technologies are as ubiquitous as the structured query language when it comes...

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