Blogs

Patting down the pachyderm: Big data prognostications for 2015

December 23, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As 2014 draws to a close, the proverbial elephant that we call big data is smarter, more sensitive and more agile than ever. It’s got a much more varied array of advanced analytics riding on its broad back. More than that, it’s performing these amazing feats as a team player within a growing troop...

Hadoop for healthcare can be the difference between life and death

December 22, 2014 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Data is growing and moving faster than healthcare organizations can consume it, yet getting insights from that data into the hands of practitioners can quite literally make the difference between life and death.

The unique role of big data and analytics in India

Breathing life into India's economy

December 22, 2014 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
In India big data is fueling the growth economy of the emerging nation. In order to fully understand this growth, big data has to be viewed as more of an enabler than just a technical paradigm.

Does your big data have real monetary value?

December 19, 2014 | by Matthew Mikell, Market Manager, IBM
Increasing big data investments in compliance, licensing and risk requires organizations to rethink the value of their data.

New directions for big data and analytics in 2015

December 19, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
In the remarkably rich and active domains of big data and analytics, which sometimes seem to be going in many directions at once, we can expect to see more order and convergence in the coming year.

Organizations are transforming business processes by integrating digital capabilities

December 18, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
Let's explore in more detail the final two shifts highlighted in the new IBM Analytics study, “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace," including the transformation of business processes with digital capabilities.

Machine learning molds the material world

December 18, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Computational modeling has revolutionized all branches of the physical sciences, engineering and design. Leading-edge work in these fields is pushing new computational frontiers at nano scales. Computation-centric methods allow researchers to model, simulate and assess a much wider array of options...

The data behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

December 18, 2014 | by Jay Goulart, Founder and chief data artist, NewSci, LLC
This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. 2.4 million videos also were created on YouTube, spreading...

Big data for business in 2015

December 16, 2014 | by William McKnight, President, McKnight Consulting Group
The competitive landscape in business has been data. But what's changing in 2015?

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: David M. Lawson

December 16, 2014 | by Natasha Bishop, Big Data Strategy lead, IBM
“As you dig deeper into unstructured data where feelings, emotions and other often messy information reside, you have to embrace qualitative metrics which don’t fit neatly into traditional quantitative analysis,” says David M. Lawson, co-founder & CEO of NewSci, LLC and this week’s Big Data...