Blogs

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

February 3, 2017 | by Nancy Berlin, WW Event Manager, Analytics Platform Services, IBM
IBM’s community of big data developers continues to grow. As our Big Data Developer meetup program moves into its fifth year, this worldwide community of customers, partners and IBM developers is on the verge of enlisting its 100,000th member—when we published this blog, we counted 99,100. 
Thinking of Insurance Fraud as a “Cost of Doing Business” Needs to End

Thinking of insurance fraud as a "cost of doing business" needs to end

February 2, 2017 | by Derek Brink, VP, Research Fellow, Information Technology, Aberdeen
Many suggest that the insurance industry's operating models already include the cost of fraud, creating higher cost structures and premiums. By taking full advantage of the integration and advanced capabilities being offered by leading counter fraud solution providers, enterprise counter fraud...
Extending the scope and utility of data integration

Extending the scope and utility of data integration

February 2, 2017 | by Davendra Paltoo, Offering Manager, IBM
It is said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire preceding history of mankind. It would be interesting to find out how much of this data has been analyzed and put to good use. Analyzing and harnessing big data is undoubtedly the major challenge of the day for all...

Capturing IoT data from network's edge to the cloud

February 1, 2017 | by Becky Hanenkrat, North America Data and Big Data Sales, IBM
IoT is the next goldmine of data. Today, it’s still largely untapped information that is primarily used for operational monitoring. By combining that data with traditional “corporate” data, you can improve customer service through faster problem recognition and response, react more quickly to a...
Cognitive technology and the future of financial services

Cognitive technology and the future of financial services

January 31, 2017 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
The financial industry faces a wide range of priorities including customer experience, instant fulfillment, cyber security, risk management and compliance, and expenses. A modern financial services platform is needed to strengthen financial businesses as they progress into the future. And this...
First IBM France Sparkathon a winning success

First IBM France Sparkathon a winning success

January 30, 2017 | by Aline Michel, Portfolio Marketing Manager - Big Data & Analytics, IBM France
The grand finale of the first IBM France Sparkathon invited Apache Spark developers to outthink the frontiers of client insights. Get the details on this event held during the IBM Business Connect conference and the application that took the top prize.
Stream processing and the IBM Open Platform

Stream processing and the IBM Open Platform

Choosing the right engine for real-time data processing with Hadoop

January 27, 2017 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
Analyzing streams of big data in real time can have a big impact on competitive advantage. In a world of bewildering stream processing engine choices, explore the use-case-dependent alternatives that can provide well-suited business outcomes, courtesy of expertise from Roger Rea and Jacques Roy.
Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

January 27, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Internet of Things data, devices and technologies are evolving into a core platform that is expected to impact business flexibility and more. Take a look at some key comprehensive best practices for Internet of Things–enabled application development that can put speed and agility into your business...
Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

January 27, 2017 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Are you looking for a book to help you navigate through the extraordinary changes that technology is bringing to our world? Change is a constant in life. Take a quick skim through these four books that help you better understand how artificial intelligence, blockchain, cognitive computing and...
Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

January 25, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Today’s businesses need a culture of collaboration that empowers knowledge workers to glean cognitive insights from data that help transform and modernize operations. See how cloud-based platforms and solutions enable data scientists and other experts to exploit artificial intelligence, machine...