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Charting the data lake: Model normalization patterns for data lakes

Charting the data lake: Model normalization patterns for data lakes

May 15, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
The data lake can be considered the consolidation point for all of the data which is of value for use across different aspects of the enterprise. There is a significant range of the different types of potential data repositories that are likely to be part of a typical data lake.
How an evolving data ecosystem is transforming the healthcare industry

How an evolving data ecosystem is transforming the healthcare industry

May 9, 2017 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
To be a differentiator, product innovation need to be done in new ways, expanding it into services and solutions.
Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

Analytics and the cloud: The rise of open source

May 9, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in...
The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

May 1, 2017 | by Steven Miller, Data Maestro, Global Leader Academic Programs, IBM Analytics Group, IBM
Extreme focus has been placed on the nascent data scientist role but, in contrast, the much larger demand for data-savvy managers (1.5 million new positions) has largely been ignored by academia.
Development lifecycles for defining the meaning and structure of the data lake

Development lifecycles for defining the meaning and structure of the data lake

April 18, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
In the past, the relationship between the different models that might be used in defining a data warehouse was a very linear one. There may have been different model artifacts used as the team responsible for developing the data warehouse progressed through the usually waterfall-type set of...
Analytics and the cloud: NoSQL databases

Analytics and the cloud: NoSQL databases

Schemaless databases and the role they play

April 6, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by...
What the Academy Awards mix-up teaches us about data integration

What the Academy Awards mix-up teaches us about data integration

March 30, 2017 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
The Academy Awards provided a great example of the challenges of data integration. The business output of the data integration processes in the award ceremony is the announcement of a winner in a specific category.
Incorporating machine learning in the data lake for robust business results

Incorporating machine learning in the data lake for robust business results

March 28, 2017 | by Karan Sachdeva, Sales Leader Big Data Analytics APAC, IBM
Building a data lake is one of the stepping stones towards data monetization use cases and many other advance revenue generating and competitive edge use cases. What are the building blocks of a “cognitive trusted data lake” enabled by machine learning and data science?
The data governance story: Building a business language glossary

The data governance story: Building a business language glossary

March 28, 2017 | by Marc Haber, Offering Manager, IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, IBM
Data is often the catalyst that drives business direction and growth. However, if data is cryptic and not understood, then how can such data contribute to such direction or growth? Just like in life, we learn from our past, as we gain direction and insight from previous events or activities to make...
A vision of hybrid cloud for big data and analytics

A vision of hybrid cloud for big data and analytics

March 17, 2017 | by Christine Ouyang, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,...

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