Blogs

SAP users now have access to the acceleration benefits of IBM BLU

December 12, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Transactions make the world go round, and high-performance analytics help the planet to rotate even faster on its axis.

You cannot forget what you cannot remember

December 11, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
In order to forget something, first you need to remember it. That simple premise will cause organizations a great deal of pain as consumer privacy legislation takes effect.   

Applications of predictive analytics above the 85th parallel

December 10, 2013 | by Graeme Noseworthy, Marketing and Advertising, RapidMiner, Inc.
Last year, I was lucky enough to interview the one and only Santa Claus during some deep-diving research into holiday marketing and seasonal retail trends. As I started to reflect on my exchange with jolly old St. Nick, I began to realize that Santa was primarily applying analytics for big data...

Big data success in 2014: It´s the human talent part, stupid!

December 9, 2013 | by Marc Teerlink, Global Strategist, IBM
Companies whose investments focus on growing talent in data sciences help not only their processes, but also the company as a whole. In our most recent global study on big data analytics, we concluded that the gap between the demand for analytics talent globally and the supply of analytics talent...

Big Identity's Double-Edged Sword: Wielding It Responsibly

Identity resolution and big data analytics enhance customer engagement but should be sensitive to privacy

December 6, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Identity resolution and big data analytics enhance customer engagement but should be sensitive to privacy

Accelerating Analytics Queries

Facilitate immediate insight using DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS with DB2 and InfoSphere Optim database tools

December 6, 2013 | by Thuan Bui
Facilitate immediate insight using DB2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS with DB2 and InfoSphere Optim database tools

Augmenting In-House Big Data Resources

See what the excitement over IBM Big Data Stampede at Information On Demand 2013 was all about

December 6, 2013 | by Ethel Mahoney, WW Business Leader, Services Offerings & Marketing, Information Management, IBM
See what the excitement over IBM Big Data Stampede at Information On Demand 2013 was all about

Building a business case for MDM (part one)

December 6, 2013 | by Larry Dubov, Product Director, Master Data Governance
Big Data promises to intelligently join and mine hundreds of millions, and even billions, of records for various applications that require trusted data about customers, products, locations and other entities. Without quantifiable and verifiable confidence in data, the information originated from...

The art of customer segmentation

December 5, 2013 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
In a recent #CXO Twitterchat, Tabitha Dunn, managing director of Customer Insights at Citrix, joined us as we discussed “The Art of Customer Segmentation.”  

The NoSQL conundrum: Lagged veracity and the double-edged promise of eventual consistency

December 5, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
In the big data scheme of things, you can talk about the "3 Vs," the "4 Vs," or as many "Vs" as your fevered imagination can spin out. The "3 Vs" point to the "big" dimension of the big data phenomenon, but when you shift the focus from "big" data to "all" data, the fourth V becomes a cleaner fit. ...