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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.
Internet of Things data access and the fear of the unknown

Internet of Things data access and the fear of the unknown

April 29, 2016 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
Evolving Internet of Things technology is paving the way for ongoing innovation—from smart thermostats and smart cars to other smart devices—through continuous access to its data streams. And while ongoing access to that data inspires the magic behind Internet of Things solutions, it also offers an...
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...
The rise of NoSQL databases

The rise of NoSQL databases

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

April 26, 2016 | by Lillian Pierson, Founder, Data-Mania, LLC
As the star of NoSQL technology rises over a diverse database landscape, many data scientists are turning to NoSQL in its various implementations to help them accomplish a host of data management tasks. Find the data storage and management solution that’s right for you when you begin your NoSQL...
Open for Data: Developing open, cloud-based data warehouse architectures

Open for Data: Developing open, cloud-based data warehouse architectures

April 4, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
On the heels of several key announcements to broaden the IBM Cloud Data Services portfolio, see how a wide range of technologies can be implemented in a cloud-based, data warehouse architecture to support operational and analytical workloads.
What the Internet of Things means for today and tomorrow

What the Internet of Things means for today and tomorrow

March 8, 2016 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The Internet of Things is at the heart of the digital transformation we are witnessing in society today. The advancements of this connectable ecosystem bring several important considerations including data security and privacy and the elements of the infrastructure. In this second installment of a...
Big data analytics adds new market plays for the video game industry

Big data analytics adds new market plays for the video game industry

January 27, 2016 | by Andrew Popp, Portfolio Marketing, Hadoop/BigInsights, IBM Analytics
In the highly competitive video game industry, keeping players engaged and loyal is crucial in capturing a major share of this lucrative market. Doing so involves using big data analytics to harness innovation and understand what players expect.
How to manage your database like a water supplier

How to manage your database like a water supplier

December 30, 2015 | by Andrew Popp, Portfolio Marketing, Hadoop/BigInsights, IBM Analytics
Data engineers have much to learn from water management professionals, who have mastered the art of keeping filtered water on tap—ready at a moment’s notice. As information volumes begin to deluge data repositories and outpace traditional approaches, data professionals must use every tool at their...
Building the right data science capability

Building the right data science capability

December 15, 2015 | by Amanda Sirianni, Senior Analyst, IBM Center for Applied Insights, IBM
Organizations that have built a data-driven culture are seeing gains in efficiency and capability that are allowing them to become leaders in their industries. Learn how you can begin integrating data science into your organization, enabling new ways of activating data as part of an enterprise-wide...
Are you getting the most value out of Hadoop?

Are you getting the most value out of Hadoop?

Don’t underestimate the power of 1

December 8, 2015 | by Carlo Appugliese, Hadoop & Spark Evangelist, IBM
Is your company trying to integrate Hadoop into its data ecosystem? Discover how you can use the power of 1—one project, one developer—to bring value to the entire organization using Hadoop.

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