Big Data Education

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Nigel Hook

July 29, 2014
Nigel Hook, CEO at DataSkill and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero, declares that they “are looking to use the new cognitive computing to really differentiate their customer’s ability to drive revenue.” He discusses how companies can really understand their patients and ultimately their customers to impact revenues. Read More

Get off the fence and get insight!

July 29, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. Read More

Blistering fast SQL access to your Hadoop data

July 28, 2014
In the rapidly evolving SQL-on-Hadoop space, IBM’s Big SQL 3.0 moves the industry forward through its contributions in improving query performance and workload management, while maintaining compatibility with open source Hive and SQL standard. This blog gets under the hood to explain how Big SQL 3.0 delivers these optimizations.   Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Paula Post

July 22, 2014
Paula Post, group VP of merchandise optimization at BonTon Stores, Inc., indicates that with big data she is delivering to her workforce “true information so they can spend their time making decisions and doing things to drive the business.” Paula is this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero. Read More

A big data driven customer experience

July 17, 2014
Each month it seems like we hear automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reporting record growth, but what is driving this growth? Pent up demand? Attractive new products? Is the market actually growing, or could it be that the automotive industry is starting to use big data and analytics to better understand their customer, hat they want to buy, how they want to buy it and how they want to interact with their car and their car company? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Vince Walden

July 15, 2014
“You can’t just look at one data source,” says Vince Walden, partner at Ernst & Young, and this week’s Big Data & Analytics hero. With so much data available to us today to get a clear picture businesses must be able to look “at the data in all different angles—upside down and sideways—to get to where we think the issues are in a case.”   Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Thod Nguyen

July 8, 2014
Thod Nguyen, chief technology officer (CTO) at eHarmony and this week’s IBM Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “the faster we can actually have more insight to the data, the more we can actually feed that insight into our compatibility matching system to further improving our match quality.”  Read More

Data brokers: Just how much should they know about you?

July 2, 2014
Consider this quote from the recent “Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies Workshop” at Georgetown University: “The seduction of big data is that it allows you to do things that you could not do in the past.” The question is, should you? Read More

Maximizing the value of your data through analytics

June 27, 2014
You don’t want to miss the next TDWI Solution Spotlight on “Maximizing the Value of Your Data through Analytics.” Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of Intelligent Solutions Inc., will share everything from modern data architectures and use cases to data scientists and “things to ponder” when evolving your analytics programs. Read More

Madison Avenue’s moonshot is fueled by 1s and 0s

June 26, 2014
The date is June 26, 1969. Mankind is getting ready to launch three brave astronauts into space; two of which will walk on the surface of the moon and change history forever. Meanwhile, another change is taking place: the rise of the computer in the workplace and the importance of applying data to decision making at high speed and high capacity across long distances. Such is the case in the world of advertising. Join us as we take “one small step” back in time to experience “one giant leap” in the origins of big data.  Read More

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