Blogs

New year. New Hub.

A fresh way to engage with big data and analytics

January 8, 2015 | by Tara Dunn, Editor, IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, IBM
The IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub is getting a new look for 2015, and it's all about usability.

The big data clock

January 2, 2015 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
Life was given to us a billion years ago; contrast this with the evolution of big data which has truly existed for less than a decade. Big data has been a defining method to capture all time events and is intrinsic to deciphering intelligence otherwise unavailable to humanity. 

Leading organizations use real-time analytics

January 2, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part four of this series we introduced three key stages within the analytics lifecycle to outline how leading organizations are outpacing the competition. In this post, part five, we will explore the first of those stages (Acquire) which provides the ability to acquire and integrate data quickly...

Embracing big data practitioners in 2015

December 31, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, InfoSphere Streams, IBM
2014 has seen a massive surge of interest in real-time analytics. The ability to sense what’s happening in the world and respond faster than competitors is desirable and, now, possible. 

Is privacy dead?

December 31, 2014 | by Richard Lee, Managing Partner, IMECS, LLC
It has been a year of startling privacy revelations, including extreme outrage in response to data breaches and government snooping, which all point to the same question: “is privacy is already dead?”

The power of insight: Delivering on brand promise at the point of interaction

December 30, 2014 | by Prakash Mohapatra, Global Retail Industry Marketing Manager, Big Data & Analytics Category, IBM
Customer Intelligence personalizes consumer experiences, delivers contextual and relevant messages to consumer based on deeper insight of each consumer’s buying behavior, web activity, social media presence and much more. The new business imperative for the retailers today is to use this customer...

Hadoop enables quick responses to changing market conditions for telecommunications

December 30, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Telecommunications is a necessarily data-driven and capital-intensive business. Mobile network rollouts and the increasing use of mobile devices and social media generate huge amounts of customer and market data. Quick responses to changing market conditions are imperative to remaining competitive.

The need for speed in business analytics

December 26, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
This is part four in a series presenting, in small easily consumable bites, findings and insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper - “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace." In part three we...

Patting down the pachyderm: Big data prognostications for 2015

December 23, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As 2014 draws to a close, the proverbial elephant that we call big data is smarter, more sensitive and more agile than ever. It’s got a much more varied array of advanced analytics riding on its broad back. More than that, it’s performing these amazing feats as a team player within a growing troop...

Hadoop for healthcare can be the difference between life and death

December 22, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
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.