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The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse

The resurgent relevance of the data warehouse

April 23, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The data warehouse has never been more relevant than it is now. The DW’s role in the big data universe appears likely to grow. What the DW does, above all else (and this is far from its only role in many organizations) is serve as hub for governing your system-of-record data to be delivered into...
Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing

Machine-milled insights and the limits of algorithmic automation in cognitive computing

April 23, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Machine learning is a tool for making humans more productive. Machine learning methods vary in degrees of automation. Regardless of how one performs machine learning, data scientists must still prepare the data sets, specify the algorithms, execute them and interpret the results. The process of...
Develop a better world with Hadoop

Develop a better world with Hadoop

April 3, 2015 | by Jason Burns, ITSO Social Business Manager, IBM
How would you save the world? That’s the question we posed to the development community several months ago when we launched our Hadoop4Good Campaign.

Changing what we know (and do) about the weather

March 31, 2015 | by Andy Rice, Vice President, Product and Analytics, The Weather Company
I have been in the weather and meteorological solutions industry for 15 years, but in the last five years I’ve witnessed an amazing transformation.
Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

March 26, 2015 | by Liesl Geier, Market Segment Manager, IBM
Describing intelligence software has gotten a whole lot easier as Hollywood continues to produce gripping spy shows like The Blacklist, Homeland and CSI. But while the layman description may have gotten easier, the real threatscape continues to evolve as criminal and terrorist networks continue to...
Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

March 26, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Deep learning algorithms are growing progressively smarter at recognizing patterns in video, audio, speech, image, sensor and other non-textual data objects. Correlation of deep learning model results with other sources of contextual information can show how the information supplied by media and...

Can Hadoop really change the world?

March 18, 2015 | by Courtney Pallotta, Go-to-market leader, Big Data, IBM
The finalists are in! Vote on submissions from across the globe until March 24, 2015. Then come back to see which projects powered by IBM and Hadoop will be awarded $40,000 in prizes.

Visualizing big science like never before

March 12, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Scientists are increasingly using computational methods to analyze larger samples of the populations of interest, as well as deeper correlations within those populations, than ever before. This is the new paradigm of whole-population analytics, which has become more feasible as storage costs...

3 key shifts to digital business using advanced analytics

March 10, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
According to Gartner, digital business is the “creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds." There are three key foundational shifts that are making the digital business phenomenon real. Interestingly, these tectonic shifts are also driving faster adoption of...

Get smart about data science

March 5, 2015 | by Tara Dunn, Editor, IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, IBM
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lillian Pierson, author of the soon-to-be released "Data Science for Dummies," a clear and detailed guide for anyone looking to learn more about data science and its many applications. Lillian gave some thoughtful feedback to my questions and...

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