Blogs

What is machine learning?

What is machine learning?

Making the complex simple

May 11, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Businesses can benefit enormously from analysis-derived rules that enable understanding why certain events occur and the corresponding actions to take. Learn more about a widely used six-phase methodology for building predictive analytics models that can reveal hidden rules for meaningful business...
Improving the energy and utilities industry with the Internet of Things

Improving the energy and utilities industry with the Internet of Things

May 11, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
Heating-fuel delivery to rural customers in the US can be greatly inefficient when deliveries are made to half-full tanks. The practice can be costly for both the supplier and the customer. Take a look at one solution that utilized Internet of Things sensors and analytics to monitor fuel levels and...
IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

May 11, 2016 | by Brooke Lawrie, Content Marketing Manager, Data Science, IBM Analytics, IBM
Forrester Research, Inc. has just released the Forrester Wave for Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions. IBM placed in the leaders category with IBM BigInsights on Cloud.
From the ground to the cloud: Take flight with data

From the ground to the cloud: Take flight with data

Information integration and governance is giving data wings

May 11, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Flight is perhaps humanity’s oldest dream, brought from concept to reality over the course of millennia. Today, businesses can chart a flight plan for their data, taking it where it needs to be even in cloudy skies and uncertain conditions. Find out how modern approaches to data and data...
Simple polyglot persistence in the cloud

Simple polyglot persistence in the cloud

May 11, 2016 | by Kamille Nixon, IBM Cloud Data Services, IBM
The really cool thing about big data and multiple data sources for today’s advanced, web-based applications is that a variety of open source databases can provide specialized support for different application components. If you’re involved in application development, discover why achieving polyglot...

5 ways to leverage sports analytics to grow your fan base

May 10, 2016 | by Stacy Nawrocki, Marketing Leader, Media & Entertainment Industry, Analytics, IBM
Modern sports analytics involves more than gate receipts and turnstile data. Find out how sports teams of all kinds are turning to advanced analytics to help them attract new fans while offering their longtime supporters a compelling interactive experience that makes fans, new and old, an integral...

The future of cognitive business: Try the self-service technical preview

May 10, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
The cognitive era is transforming even everyday business processes. Check out the technical preview of how IBM Planning Analytics with self-service functionality can address existing spreadsheet challenges and drive new business opportunities.
Bridging NoSQL databases into open data science initiatives

Bridging NoSQL databases into open data science initiatives

May 10, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
As a foundation for data lakes and refineries, NoSQL databases provide access, processing and storage to structured and unstructured data for high-performance statistical modeling and exploration. Take a look at the multitude of advantages of NoSQL databases and opportunities to bridge them to open...
Extending trust and confidence in the cloud

Extending trust and confidence in the cloud

May 10, 2016 | by Remy Mandon, Director of Information Integration and Governance Worldwide Sales, IBM
The insights that lie undiscovered in business data can often provide both short- and long-term competitive advantages. Find out how agile analytics platforms are helping put information in context by cataloging, integrating and aligning data.

How UK retailers can use retail data to their competitive advantage

May 10, 2016 | by Philip Graham, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Analytics Solutions Group, IBM
Although competitive UK retailers may have a reputation for giving up little when it comes to results exemplifying the benefits of analytics, a few noteworthy cases can reveal some interesting observations. Take a look at four case studies of UK retailers that offer insightful perspectives on how...