Blogs

Connecting with data at Spark Summit Europe 2016

Connecting with data at Spark Summit Europe 2016

November 1, 2016 | by Margriet Groenendijk, Developer Advocate, Cloud Data Services, IBM
Discover some of the latest and greatest developments in the world of Apache Spark in this retrospective on Spark Summit Europe 2016. When you do, find out how modern developers are connecting their data sources to Spark in exciting ways, and learn how the cloud is providing access to Spark-powered...
Taking the hard work out of Apache Hadoop

Taking the hard work out of Apache Hadoop

November 1, 2016 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
Why has IBM created its own distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and what makes it stand out from the competition? We asked Prasad Pandit, program director, product management, Hadoop and open analytics systems, at IBM to give us a tour of the reference architecture for IBM Open Platform...
Making a better world with cognitive systems: Wrapping up World of Watson

Making a better world with cognitive systems: Wrapping up World of Watson

October 28, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As we bid goodbye to IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, we set our sights on exciting engagements taking shape to help make the world a better place that are expected to result from IBM partnerships with innovative organizations. Here’s a recap of the conference’s closing moments and...
Doing weather analytics during the calm before the storm

Doing weather analytics during the calm before the storm

October 28, 2016 | by Christine O'Connor, Writer and Content Strategist, IBM Information & Analytics Group
Can you and your policyholders act before the weather does? Find out how you can use weather-driven insights to engage with your customers while avoiding claims.
The cognition blitz at World of Watson 2016

The cognition blitz at World of Watson 2016

October 27, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Announcements related to IBM Watson and cognitive continue to pour forth from IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. Discover what the conference has highlighted thus far in this comprehensive overview.
Understanding data access in a complex world

Understanding data access in a complex world

October 27, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
The complexity of multiple data sources contributing to the rising tide of data has executives at many enterprises up at night because of concerns involving risks, regulations and compliance. See why information governance is especially vital in today’s complex ecosystem of voluminous data sources...
Avoid the storm with trusted data

Avoid the storm with trusted data

October 27, 2016 | by Manoj Thatte, North America Consultative Sales Leader, Master Data Management and Information Governance, IBM
Over the past two years IBM has been moving in the direction of being a data driven cognitive and cloud company. As part of this transformation, IBM has acquired The Weather Company that provides some of the most accurate weather data to pinpoint the impact of impending weather event to a specific...
Another informative day speaking with CDOs at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

Another informative day speaking with CDOs at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 26, 2016 | by Chris Gillar, Content Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
Many avenues can be explored at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. See what one observer came away with after attending several sessions devoted to the CDO and collaboration, tools and strategy within the CDO domain.
Taking a chance on smaller sessions at World of Watson 2016

Taking a chance on smaller sessions at World of Watson 2016

October 26, 2016 | by Keith McCormick, Independent Consultant
Whether in the automotive world or at the copier, predictive modeling is helping organizations boost their return on investment without incurring marketing expenses, augmenting staff rosters or changing product lines. In this rundown of three smaller sessions from IBM Insight at World of Watson...
Survival guide for the IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 bookstore

Survival guide for the IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 bookstore

October 26, 2016 | by Keith McCormick, Independent Consultant
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 certainly has a lot to offer, and one good place to start is the conference bookstore. Take a look at this overview for surviving the challenge of finding the right title for your technology of choice.