The beauty of big data: the L’Oréal and IBM story

March 6, 2015 | by Sarah Warsaw, Social Media Specialist, Big Data, SWG UKI, IBM
Operating a global and diverse brand with thousands of products isn’t an easy task.

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...

Analytics Antics: Life before Watson Analytics

March 5, 2015 | by Forsyth Alexander, Information Developer and Content Strategist, Business Analytics, IBM
In the Watson Analytics Community, we asked for your stories of life before Watson Analytics, and you responded! We now have our first cartoon inspired by a submission from someone like you.

Does Spark Streaming qualify as stream computing?

March 5, 2015 | by Roger Rea, InfoSphere Streams Product Manager
There’s no commonly agreed to definition of stream computing, but IBM InfoSphere Streams has for several years tried to differentiate from complex event processing (CEP) in several key areas—

Why should you bother with big data governance?

March 4, 2015 | by Trisha Dutta, Product Marketing Manager - InfoSphere, IBM
1.8 trillion gigabytes of information is available in today’s digital world, and there are great rewards for those who are truly prepared to leverage this opportunity to significantly improve organizational decision making using data. With the right data governance, businesses can tap into big data...

What do Led Zeppelin and your baby have in common?

Principal Analyst at Forrester Mike Gualtieri tells all on March 5

February 27, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, InfoSphere Streams, IBM
Join us on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a webinar featuring Mike Gualtieri, coauthor of The Forrester Wave: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, to discuss how streaming data is transforming the way we live, work and play.

Would you like streaming analytics with your Hadoop?

InterConnect attendees say yes

February 26, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, InfoSphere Streams, IBM
Since the kickoff of the InterConnect solution expo 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.

Fogs, logs and cogs: The newer, bigger shape of big data in the Internet of Things

February 26, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Big data is becoming the next best thing to true magic. It is everywhere and, increasingly, nowhere specific. Every node in the known computing universe is becoming a component in a vast, distributed, pervasive big data cloud. In an Internet of Things (IoT)-centric world, cloud’s processing,...

Addressing data storage challenges with a new family of solutions

February 23, 2015 | by Yael Shani, Storage Big Data and Analytics Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
With the explosive growth of data that is expected to reach almost 40 zettabytes by 2020, you don't have to be a big data expert to understand that as the data value grows, current systems simply won’t keep pace.

How data analysis fuels successful companies

February 23, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part six of this series, we finished our exploration of the first of three key stages within the analytics lifecycle (Acquire) and suggested recommendations and practical actions for that stage. In part seven we will look at the study’s second key stage within the analytics lifecycle, Analyze,...