Blogs

The unique role of big data and analytics in India

Breathing life into India's economy

December 22, 2014
In India big data is fueling the growth economy of the emerging nation. In order to fully understand this growth, big data has to be viewed as more of an enabler than just a technical paradigm. Read More

Hadoop for healthcare can be the difference between life and death

December 22, 2014
Data is growing and moving faster than healthcare organizations can consume it, yet getting insights from that data into the hands of practitioners can quite literally make the difference between life and death. Read More

Does your big data have real monetary value?

December 19, 2014
Increasing big data investments in compliance, licensing and risk requires organizations to rethink the value of their data. Read More

New directions for big data and analytics in 2015

December 19, 2014
In the remarkably rich and active domains of big data and analytics, which sometimes seem to be going in many directions at once, we can expect to see more order and convergence in the coming year. Read More

Organizations are transforming business processes by integrating digital capabilities

December 18, 2014
Let's explore in more detail the final two shifts highlighted in the new IBM Analytics study, “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace," including the transformation of business processes with digital capabilities. Read More

Machine learning molds the material world

December 18, 2014
Computational modeling has revolutionized all branches of the physical sciences, engineering and design. Leading-edge work in these fields is pushing new computational frontiers at nano scales. Computation-centric methods allow researchers to model, simulate and assess a much wider array of options far more rapidly than old-fashioned physical techniques. However, the incredible productivity of computational prototyping carries a downside: far more candidate molecules can be simulated than can reasonably be assessed by human researchers. The bottom line is that when you build bigger haystacks, you need more powerful tools for finding the golden needles that may be buried deep within.  Read More

The data behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

December 18, 2014
This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. Read More

Big data for business in 2015

December 16, 2014
The competitive landscape in business has been data. But what's changing in 2015? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: David M. Lawson

December 16, 2014
“As you dig deeper into unstructured data where feelings, emotions and other often messy information reside, you have to embrace qualitative metrics which don’t fit neatly into traditional quantitative analysis,” says David M. Lawson, co-founder & CEO of NewSci, LLC and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero. Read More

Harnessing and protecting big data for financial services

December 15, 2014
Financial services and banking are data-driven. Organizations in these industries store and analyze data on millions of customers, this data valued in the billions. As a consequence, they have to struggle with ever increasing volumes, velocity and variety of data. To stay ahead of competition, and to detect fraud before it happens, financial service companies are using Hadoop to more effectively analyze data and make well-informed decisions. Read More

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