Blogs

Week's Worth of Koby Quick Hits: July 2-13, 2012

July 16, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
James Kobielus recaps his recent Facebook Quick Hits, on RAM as a dumping ground, big data's optimal deployment model, frictionless sandboxes, sexy statistics and big data "scores," and advanced visualization.

Healthy Data: A Diet of Thoughtful Consumption

July 13, 2012 | by Dan Wolfson, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
There are many similarities between data and food. Food fuels our bodies, data fuels our IT systems – especially our analytical systems.  Eating right is a key enabler to our health. Consuming the right amounts of the right data can be a key enabler for insightful analytics.  So just as we try to...

IBM’s Social Sentiment Index Crowns Andy Murray & Serena Williams as Social Champions

July 10, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
According to fans on Twitter, Wimbledon women's champion, Serena Williams, and men's finalist, Andy Murray, have been crowned the most popular social players from the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, as IBM’s Social Sentiment Index unearthed a range of unexpected insights from more than 1,270,000...

CERN Finding - A Trimuph of Big DATA

July 5, 2012 | by Frank Stein, Client Technical Manager, Analytics Solution Center, IBM
On July 4th, CERN scientists announced that they observed a particle that strongly resembles the Higgs boson, a critical element of the standard model of particle physics.  This particle is thought to be responsible for the characteristic of mass, which gives objects weight when combined with...

Data Scientists: Myths and Mathemagical Superpowers

June 29, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
James Kobielus busts 10 myths about data scientists and explains their "mathemagical" superpowers. 

Week's Worth of Koby Quick Hits: June 25-29, 2012

June 29, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
James Kobielus recaps the quick-hit ponderings from the IBM Netezza Facebook page. He went deeper on the themes of sexy statistics, Hadoop uber-alles, smartphones as big data analytics platforms, and big data's optimal deployment model. And he opened up a fresh topic: frictionless sandboxes.

Semi-Structured data analytics: Relational or Hadoop platform? Part 1

June 26, 2012 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
What exactly is 'semi-structured' data? How is it different from relational data? And what about 'structured, but not relational' data? Dai Clegg explains the intricacies of semi-structured data and how it fits into relaitonal or Hadoop platforms. Using an example of a telco seeking affinity...

Make Turing Proud: Next Best Action in Multichannel Conversations

June 26, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
By using your data, you can "humanize" your conversations with customers, regardless of which channel they use to interact with your organization. Find out how IBM Watson's architecture may serve as a model for more intelligent engagement.

Week's Worth of Koby Quick Hits: June 18 - 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Here are the quick-hit ponderings that I posted on the IBM Netezza Facebook page this past week. I went deeper on the themes of experience optimization, Hadoop, big data crowdsourcing, and DW appliance proofs of concept. And I opened up a fresh topic: big data's optimal deployment role. I also...

How Does Big Data Make the World Go Round?

June 22, 2012 | by Brittany Detamore, Social Business Manager, IBM
Big data. Two words that are inescapable in today’s business world.  What do we really know about big data? We know that 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. We know there are multiple uses for big data in every industry – from analyzing larger volumes of...