Blogs

Elevating the consumer experience with social media analytics and retail data

Elevating the consumer experience with social media analytics and retail data

April 28, 2016 | by Valerie Moloney, Social Business Manager, IBM
Social media has taken the retail industry on an extraordinary, tangential path for gaining a deeper understanding of the consumer. See what several big data experts have to say about the impact social media data and analysis of customer conversations have on the consumer experience.
Hadoop your way to a hybrid cloud

Hadoop your way to a hybrid cloud

Taking data warehousing to the hybrid cloud

April 28, 2016 | by Rohan Vaidyanathan, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM
In the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number and variety of organizations that are adopting big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark and the recent trend to leverage data services in the cloud. How are enterprises coping?
Bringing the simplicity of the app store to enterprise IT and analytics

Bringing the simplicity of the app store to enterprise IT and analytics

April 27, 2016 | by Jonathan Entwistle, Big Data Platform Sales and Engineering, IBM
Does enterprise IT in the government sector need to be so complex? Maybe not. Find out how advancements in cloud computing, open data initiatives and valuable lessons learned from smartphones and the app store model can transform analytics workloads in enterprise IT for government agencies.
Graph databases catch electronic con artists in the act

Graph databases catch electronic con artists in the act

April 27, 2016 | by Larry Weber, Program Director, Digital Experience, IBM
Graph database technology powered by open source initiatives is helping fraud detection units catch intruders in the act of breaching data security. Tune in for an enlightening discussion of how modern approaches to analytics are bringing descriptive and predictive analytics together to help stop...
InsightOut: Metadata and governance

InsightOut: Metadata and governance

It may sound boring, but it holds the key to self-service

April 27, 2016 | by Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and VP, CTO for Information & Analytics Group, IBM
Metadata and governance might not have a long history of setting hearts ablaze, but those who are recognizing their importance to self-service are looking to metadata to help organizations fully leverage a wide range of assets across the business. Discover why metadata and governance are taking a...
New IBM DB2 release simplifies deployment and key management

New IBM DB2 release simplifies deployment and key management

April 27, 2016 | by Matt Huras, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Chief DB2 LUW Chief Architect, IBM
A new version of the IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) database was recently released, and it is well fortified with core advances, key management and security features and deployment and availability enhancements. Discover these advancements and much more in a blog series dedicated to this...
Why weather should be on the radar of insurance CMOs

Why weather should be on the radar of insurance CMOs

April 26, 2016 | by Michael Holmes, Marketing Program Director; Insight Cloud Services, IBM
What do you do during the calm before the storm? Discover how insurers can harness weather data in their operations to offer weather alerts for policyholders, helping prevent claims while boosting customer retention.
Patient health monitoring: Improving quality of care with real-time analytics

Patient health monitoring: Improving quality of care with real-time analytics

April 26, 2016 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
By remotely monitoring patients, doctors can reduce costly visits while still providing top-quality care for their patients. Real-time analytics allows doctors to immediately spot problems and intervene, even before patients know something is wrong.
What is Hadoop?

What is Hadoop?

Making the complex simple

April 26, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
The open source Hadoop framework accommodates distributed storage and processing of large data sets on clusters of computers through the use of programming models. If that description sounds complex, then dig into this breakdown of Hadoop components to gain an understanding of just how flexible...
How IBM delivers S’more profitability for Hershey’s Brazil

How IBM delivers S’more profitability for Hershey’s Brazil

April 26, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
See how Hershey’s Brazil implemented IBM Cognos TM1 as the basis of an enterprise planning solution enabling enhanced analysis of sales and customer data to identify key value drivers and increase profit margins. And, get the full, inside story from The Hershey Company at IBM Vision 2016.