Blogs

Workload-optimized Systems? Integrated Management for Maximum Administrator Productivity

October 5, 2012
Unified management tooling is important for low lifecycle cost of ownership and high administrator productivity. Read More

Real-time Analytics - Low Latency and High Velocity

October 5, 2012
Well there’s real-time, then there’s real-time, then there’s real-time.  As so often with me, this post was first drafted on a plane, and when it comes to in-flight technology, real-time means very real-time. Read More

Workload-optimized Systems? Clean-slate Design for Optimal Appliance Performance

October 3, 2012
An appliance is a fit-for-purpose, repeatable node within your broader big-data architecture. Read More

Workload-optimized Systems? Built for and Building the Big Data Cloud

October 3, 2012
Big data is evolving into a cloud ecosystem. For example, it’s clear that Hadoop has already proven its core role in the big data ecosystem: as a petabyte-scalable staging, transformation, pre-processing and refinery cloud for unstructured content and embedded execution of advanced analytics. Read More

IBM Big Data Developer Days

October 2, 2012
In June, close to 80 developers in the Silicon Valley area attended the free IBM Big Data Developer Day event. It was a great chance for developers to learn about the latest IBM technologies for addressing big data challenges. Read More

Workload-optimized Systems? Scale In, Out and Up for Balanced Big Data Configurations

October 2, 2012
Big data is, fundamentally, a cloud-computing approach to advanced analytics and data management. The images that come to mind when somebody says “cloud computing” are a) increasingly sprawling server farms and b) increasingly huge server racks arranged in endless rows within these farms. Read More

New Book - "Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative"

October 1, 2012
I will be publishing my third book, Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative (MC Press, 2012). Read More

Workload-optimized Systems? Patterns of Expertise for Built-in Solution Best Practices

October 1, 2012
Expertise is precious and hard-won. Perhaps you’ve cultivated it in-house through long-term investment in staff skills and training, in which case you risk having it walk all out the door at any time. Perhaps you’ve recruited experts externally, and paid a premium for their specialties. Read More

The Crowdsourced Editorial Calendar: You Drive the Content!

October 1, 2012
What big data questions would you like to assign our team of big data experts?  As we begin to flesh out our Q4 editorial calendar, we'd love get your input.  What types of use-cases are you most interested in?  What technologies do you find most intriguing? What topics would you like us cover? Read More

How Will You Put Big Data to Work For You?

October 1, 2012
How will you put big data to work for you? Begin your big data initiatives by exploring IBM's Big Data Virtual Event Center! Read More

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