Big Data Research

How next-generation infrastructure informs better, faster decision-making

August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.  Read More

Make sure your big data isn’t bad data

August 26, 2014
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the confidence levels required to effectively apply it? Read More

Most popular infographics and presentations of 2014—so far

August 15, 2014
To close out our week of looking at the most popular content from the first half of 2014, we turn to the royalty of shareable content: infographics, animations and presentations. Read More

Seize your big data moment and benefit from Insight 2014

August 12, 2014
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Read More

Analytics Across the Enterprise: An interview with the authors

August 6, 2014
Analytics Across the Enterprise is a new book authored by IBM analytics practitioners Dr. Brenda L. Dietrich, Dr. Emily C. Plachy and Maureen Fitzgerald Norton that details IBM’s past and present leadership in business analytics. Read More

An industry vertical analysis: Healthcare and big data

July 30, 2014
This new series covers big data adoption across multiple industrial sectors, as well as the defining big data elements and anomalies prevalent across each sector.  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

How speed is going to change the data game

July 23, 2014
A majority of organizations today claim they have a competitive advantage because they are using big data and analytics. But, if everyone is claiming that, who really has the competitive advantage? The ones that do more predictive analytics? The ones that can do it cheaper? My bet is that it’s the ones that can do it faster. Read More

How to create a competitive advantage in today's digital marketplace

July 18, 2014
If most organizations are using analytics to improve customer interactions, optimize supply chains and reduce financial risk then where does the advantage in today's marketplace come from? The IBV 2014 Analytics study will explore how organizations are creating a competitive advantage in today's data-driven marketplace. Read More

Real-world experiments and the Facebook controversy over mood manipulation

July 17, 2014
The recent controversy over the ethics of Facebook's attempts to influence moods through tweaks to its newsfeed algorithms is overblown. Essentially, Facebook data scientists conducted one of many real-world experiments that are standard operating procedure with them and with most online businesses these days. This was just a routine real-world experiment in big-data-driven sentiment analysis, content optimization and customer experience management. Read More

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