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What is text analytics?

What is text analytics?

Making the complex simple

May 19, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Whether organizations want to extract customer data beyond names and addresses from unstructured data sources; pull specific dates, times or monetary amounts; predict trends from sentiment data; or engage in many other uses, text analytics is the way to go. Learn the details of text analytics, and...
It takes a team: Collaboration and workflow in open data science

It takes a team: Collaboration and workflow in open data science

May 19, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Data science takes collaborate teams of data scientists engaging in productive, open data development initiatives that can ensure strong workflow, governance, security and management. See why open environments are revolutionizing the data science landscape.
Spark and R: The deepening open analytics stack

Spark and R: The deepening open analytics stack

May 19, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As Spark continues to mature into mainstream adoption in the data science community, the open data analytics stack and open source tools grow more robust, giving data scientists rich core workbenches to develop evermore innovative applications.
Why a cloud first strategy can benefit customers with IBM BigInsights on Cloud

Why a cloud first strategy can benefit customers with IBM BigInsights on Cloud

May 17, 2016 | by Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President, Next Generation Platform, Big Data & Analytics on z, IBM
With BigInsights having established itself as a leader and with IBM focused on a Cloud First Strategy, we saw the opportunity to help customers reduce these capital and management costs, to enable them to focus on running the analytics for business advantage while providing BigInsights on a dynamic...
What is graph analytics?

What is graph analytics?

Making the complex simple

May 17, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
A growing number of businesses and industries are finding innovative ways to apply graph analytics to a variety of use-case scenarios because it affords a unique perspective on the analysis of networked entities and their relationships. Gain an understanding of how four different types of graph...
What is machine learning?

What is machine learning?

Making the complex simple

May 11, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Businesses can benefit enormously from analysis-derived rules that enable understanding why certain events occur and the corresponding actions to take. Learn more about a widely used six-phase methodology for building predictive analytics models that can reveal hidden rules for meaningful business...
IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

May 11, 2016 | by Brooke Lawrie, Content Marketing Manager, Data Science, IBM Analytics, IBM
Forrester Research, Inc. has just released the Forrester Wave for Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions. IBM placed in the leaders category with IBM BigInsights on Cloud.
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.
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...
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...

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