Blogs

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

Closing the web app data security gap

Dynamic data masking for web applications

December 15, 2014
The rigidity of web application security controls have left companies vulnerable to data breach. How can companies ensure they aren’t leaving themselves open to attack while maintaining secure web application data to protect privacy and support compliance? Read More

How Hadoop is changing energy and utilities

December 12, 2014
Today, energy and utility companies are relying on Hadoop to help curb energy consumption, reduce energy loss and add more clean power to the grid. Using big data and analytics, organizations can empower users to understand their energy usage and give them the chance to reduce how much they use and pay. Read More

2015: The year of the “I” in “IT”

December 11, 2014
Organizations of all sizes are struggling with how to extract insight and mitigate risk relative to the massive volumes of information and data that they are accumulating, including dark data. Read More

Big data and the power of positive curation

December 11, 2014
Curation addresses a purpose that stewardship never has in the data analytic governance context. Whereas stewardship refers to data’s trustworthiness, curation addresses the quality criterion of relevance. Consequently, curators might be regarded as being responsible for a “single version of what’s worthy of your consideration.” The repositories in which curated information is kept are not usually official systems of record, but, rather, systems of insight, in the broader sense of the latter. Read More

Reflections and predictions for stream computing in 2015

December 10, 2014
Stream computing exploded in 2014 and we’ve got high expectations for 2015. The October 2014 IBM Institute for Business Value report  found that real-time analytics is the leading big data requirement. What’s your prediction for the future of stream computing?  Read More

Why advanced analytics projects are different from traditional IT

December 9, 2014
To fulfill the promise of analytics, we must put a lot more effort into delivering these projects right, the first time. We must think through each of the traditional success criteria and ask ourselves the burning question: how is delivering analytics different? This starts from gaining executive support, creating a business case, putting a team together, conducting proof of concept, quantifying benefits realization and socializing results for enabling analytics driven organizational change. Read More

Is 2015 the rise of the machines?

December 9, 2014
If I’ve learned one thing in 2014, both through practice and study, it’s that we as humans create data at an astonishing pace. Through advances in technology, each day we create more data than is humanly possible to understand in a single lifetime. The takeaway from this is that we need help! Read More

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