This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by
The word "hybrid" gets used a lot these days and can refer to many things from a database perspective. For system administrators, a hybrid database can mean provisioning the database in the cloud, on premise, or in an appliance, with the location being transparent to applications or end-users. For
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
IoT is the next goldmine of data. Today, it’s still largely untapped information that is primarily used for operational monitoring. By combining that data with traditional “corporate” data, you can improve customer service through faster problem recognition and response, react more quickly to a
Elderly care is on tap to be a critical need in the coming decades. See how Caregivers.com is using cloud computing and mobile technologies to provide greater choice for families and higher wages for in-home caregivers.
The unprecedented evolution of social media data’s influence on business can have tremendous impact on how customers are integrated into organizational goals and practices. See why more organizations than ever are using social media data to take a customer-centric approach to evolving their
Data transformation doesn’t have to mean moving data away from its source. Rather, modern approaches to data transformation offer a range of advantages that can help enhance performance while heightening access to data.
Ever hear of the Big Data Dudes? If not, crawl out from under that rock and see what these intrepid big data and analytics heroes are up to in their latest analytics blockbuster, "Big Data Dudes and the Lost in Las Vegas Mystery."
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 had a lot of worldwide focus on cognitive capabilities and their application in analytics, commerce and security. And yet, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted in 2016 and applicable in 2018, seemed to garner quite a bit of interest among
The concept of big data fabric represents a fundamental change in how businesses approach data storage, fast data analytics, and streaming data to make it much easier, faster, and simpler to retrieve actionable information and increase the value that you can get from customer data.
Emerging technologies—3D printing, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobile computing, sensors, wearable devices and the like—are transforming the ways in which modern organizations manage and use data. But much of that data remains unused. Successfully capitalizing on information
The inability of lines of business to not serve requests because they have to wait for IT provisioning can lead to a proliferation of analytics silos that can cause a loss of control of data. See how the next big stage of analytics with integrated Apache Spark helps organizations understand the
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, 24–27 October 2016, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the only place to be for people who work with data. Take a look at this list of top-ten reasons you wont’ want to miss out on one of the most intriguing and innovative events of the year.