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Would you like streaming analytics with your Hadoop?

InterConnect attendees say yes

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Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM

Since the kickoff of the InterConnect solution expo Monday on Monday, the traffic around the IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams booth has been nonstop as several hundred folks stopped by to get the scoop on Hadoop and stream computing. The use cases for these technologies are varied and numerous including real-time health monitoring, connected homes and vehicles and real-time security analytics. 

Since joining the IBM Big Data product team a few years ago, I have seen a huge shift in market awareness and response to big data analytics. Clients have moved from an exploratory and educational phase to building business cases and deploying projects in production. Clients, partners and IBMers now “get” big data—and the reality today is, big data is all data. With this in mind, we no longer need to explain big data, but instead we should illuminate how new technologies can be integrated with existing platforms like data warehouses and BI visualization tools. Clients are also vocalizing a need to move beyond managing big data to deploying right-time actions. The results are tangible benefits, like spotting a potential production line failure or dynamically updating business models based on up to the minute streaming data sources.  

Another interesting shift is growth of the Hadoop ecosystem, where streaming analytics has become one of the most critical components. Why? Because clients need to compliment historical analytic models with up to the minute changes captured in streaming data. InfoSphere Streams brings speed, analytics and context to data. 

At InterConnect, we are highlighting the new release of InfoSphere Streams. InfoSphere Streams includes new features and functions to increase business agility, ensure application resiliency and empower IT administrators and developers.

Business agility

Business users can analyze and visualize streaming data in Microsoft Excel.

Application resiliency

Developers can guarantee 100 percent of data is processed with a simple annotation.

Simplicity for IT administrators and developers

A new, improved administrative console is now available to help monitor the health of the whole system at a glance and enable context-based actions.

One other significant announcement is the new partnership between IBM and the University of South Carolina . Together, we are creating an innovation center to explore new Internet of Things use cases and utilize streaming data to explore new business opportunities. 

It has truly been a fun few days at InterConnect 2015. If you haven’t been able to join us, check out the website for some great videos.