Blogs

Most popular analyst reports, ebooks and white papers of 2014 so far

August 14, 2014
Since big data is still relatively new technology, many of you are conducting research and seeking quality educational resources. That's apparent in this list of the 10 most popular analyst reports, ebooks and white papers. We are proud to offer such an extensive library (more than 40 items!) from top industry analysts and authors. Read More

Using real-time analytics to identify who's scooping whom in online journalism

August 14, 2014
Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional news websites, streaming broadcasts and mobile apps) it's a bit bewildering to figure out who is scooping whom when on which breaking topics. Before long, we can expect to see the news services' data scientists build streaming tools that analyze how fast they and the competition are breaking news online, and bragging with data when they find themselves doing the scooping. Read More

Build the next great app in the cloud

August 14, 2014
Think it, try it and build it with IBM Bluemix, a cloud-based developer sandbox for big data and data management services. Bluemix makes agile mobile and web app development with best of breed capabilities a reality. Read More

Top 10 blog posts on big data and analytics from the first half of 2014

August 13, 2014
Data science has been called the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” and based on the posts you have been devouring on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, the old adage “sex sells” definitely applies. Three of the most popular blogs from the first half of 2014 are about data scientists, and three more are on Hadoop, which also leans toward the data side of discussions. Let’s review what else you really enjoyed. Read More

Insight 2014: Preparing you to seize this moment

August 13, 2014
Your organization is likely experiencing your own transformation, including learning how to operate effectively in an environment characterized by high-velocity, high-volume flows of data, plus raised expectations on all fronts, from customer satisfaction to operational efficiency, financial performance, transparency and risk mitigation. If you want to be prepared to make the most of this moment in your industry, in your organization and in your personal career, be sure to join us at IBM Insight October 26 through 30 in Las Vegas. Read More

How to succeed using Avro storage format

August 12, 2014
Avro storage formats differ from most storage formats in Big SQL. Specifically, they require a special SerDe definition and unique input and output format definitions. This storage format can be very useful, but can also be a bit more difficult to use. Read More

Seize your big data moment and benefit from Insight 2014

August 12, 2014
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Read More

Top videos on big data and analytics from the first half of 2014

August 12, 2014
We are taking a week-long look at the most popular content on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub for the first half of 2014. Here are the most-watched videos of the year so far, covering Hadoop, IBM Watson and use cases for big data. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Mark Hilinski

August 12, 2014
The Retail Equation utilizes big data to predict and shape shopper behavior. Mark Hilinski, executive vice president of business development and strategic accounts and this week’s IBM Big Data Hero, shares how they “uncover those patterns of activity that were otherwise unseen in the data” and identify fraud. Read More

Top big data and analytics podcasts from the first half of 2014

August 11, 2014
Half of 2014 has already passed us by, but it was chock-full of educational, thought-provoking and sometimes inspiring content here on the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. All week long, we will be reviewing the most read, most watched and most listened to content so you can catch up on anything you may have missed. It’s even better than binge-watching “Breaking Bad” on Netflix! Read More

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