Patting down the pachyderm: Big data prognostications for 2015

December 23, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As 2014 draws to a close, the proverbial elephant that we call big data is smarter, more sensitive and more agile than ever. It’s got a much more varied array of advanced analytics riding on its broad back. More than that, it’s performing these amazing feats as a team player within a growing troop...

Bust myths to gain insights and make data work for you

November 10, 2014 | by Harriet Fryman, Vice President, Information Management, Software Group, IBM
Data is the new natural resource, and those who can harness it will be leaders. But, there are many myths about how to make data work for an organization. During the Information Management Keynote at Insight 2014, IBM busts these myths. In her post, Harriet Fryman, vice president of Information...

Captain Phillips at IBM Insight

October 28, 2014 | by Susan Visser, IM Publishing Program Manager, IBM
This year at IBM Insight, we’ll hear from Captain Phillips, who underwent a harrowing ordeal involving pirates off the coast of Africa. Maybe you saw the movie starring Tom Hanks? We're anticipating a huge demand for his book, especially since this year conference attendees have the opportunity to ...

Bringing cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics

October 28, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
IBM this week announced dashDB, which brings cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics. dashDB helps customers to ensure that infrastructure doesn't stand in the way of them realizing fast value from an agile enterprise data warehouse. Many smaller and mid-sized users have little...

New and notable books at IBM Insight

October 27, 2014 | by Susan Visser, IM Publishing Program Manager, IBM
October is not only a busy time for conferences, but it is also a busy time for book publishing! The bookstore at IBM Insight will offer hundreds of different titles for you to browse and purchase (often at a great discount), and, in a few cases, we’re lucky to have the authors themselves available...

Legos for grown-ups: Building with IBM Bluemix

October 8, 2014 | by Courtney Pallotta, Go-to-market leader, Big Data, IBM
In the world of big data and analytics, cloud capabilities offer a great opportunity and shorten the path between ideas and action. IBM’s new Bluemix platform for developers continues to grow, offering users new capabilities every day that they can attach, build and deploy for web and mobile app...

The next generation of in-memory computing has arrived

Eight features that make BLU Acceleration faster, simpler and more agile

September 5, 2014 | by Jason Burns, ITSO Social Business Manager, IBM
In today’s fast-paced and information-driven business environment, big data makes the world go around. Being competitive means finding a way to quickly turn massive amounts of information into actionable data. In-memory computing can be a difficult task to negotiate, especially with the time it...

Raising real-time transaction and analytic processing to the next power

September 2, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Transactions make the world go round, but fast analytics help the planet rotate even faster.  

Consolidating and migrating to an in-memory analytics cloud

August 27, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The consolidated memory cloud will be the dominant architecture of the big data future. For enterprises and service providers trying to get closer to that vision, however, the migration path will not always be straightforward. 

Build the next great app in the cloud

Big data and data management services on IBM Bluemix

August 14, 2014 | by Courtney Pallotta, Go-to-market leader, Big Data, IBM
Think it, try it and build it with IBM Bluemix, a cloud-based developer sandbox for big data and data management services. Bluemix makes agile mobile and web app development with best of breed capabilities a reality.