DevOps with IBM UrbanCode & application deployment automation

Meetups | 8:30 a.m. MST

At this event we will cover:

  • The pitfalls of manual deployments
  • Cultural barriers to improving deployment processes
  • Best practices, such as self-service deployments
  • How IBM Software Group implemented DevOps practices

Understand customers with Hadoop-based customer analytics

Webcast | March 10 at 12 p.m. ET

Congratulations! Your organization now has a cool new (Hadoop) engine and you are interested in taking it out for a spin. What are you going to do with it? If you're like most organizations, you're going to perform customer analytics, such as customer loyalty, up-sell and more.

What is the first thing that you must do? KYC: Know Your Customer. You want to leverage ALL customer data: structured data conveniently located in your organization's systems and applications as well as unstructured data like documents, call center notes and social data. With IBM's unique partnership with Twitter, social data is more accessible than ever.

But how do you accurately link all of that together? This is why we built IBM InfoSphere Big Match for Hadoop (Big Match). Big Match combines, at Hadoop scale, all (structured, unstructured, internal, external) customer information from disparate sources, so that you can focus your time on analysis, not on data manipulation. Put your customer analytics in overdrive with Big Match.

The unstructured data Meetup

Meetups | March 12 at 7:00 p.m. DST

At this meetup, we will explore the nature and various flavors of unstructured data, the challenges it raises for the developers and data scientists, and its importance in the big data landscape.

First, we will look at the "semi-structured data" field with an overview of JSON (one of its major representative), its use and impact on both the relational and NoSQL big data worlds, and what it means for the future of the industry and its practitioners. We will then dive into the area of free text, with a developer in the natural language processing field walking us through some of the technical opportunities, challenges and solutions that it has to offer.

Big Data Conference 2015: Germany Symposium

Conference | March 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

We would like to cordially invite you to the third Big Data Conference at LMU Munich, to stay up to date on the latest trends in the field and network with other researchers and practitioners. This one-day conference on Friday, March 13, 2015 is organized by LMU Munich, New York University and Temple University and covers the topics of big data, mobile targeting and social media marketing. The conference connects researchers as well as practitioners from areas such as strategy, marketing, IT, economics and statistics.

Mumbai Big Data Meetup

Meetups | March 14 at 9:30 a.m. IST

This meetup will focus on data analytics, infrastructure, process, technology and culture, all of which need to be in place and working cohesively to maximize the return of big data and analytics. We are going to have an action-packed powerful CTOs panel discussion session: leveraging big data to monetize customer interactions and gain insights hosted by SBI's CTO - Shri. Shiv Kumar Bhasin. Additionally we will discuss the latest on big data technology covering Hadoop, streaming analytics and Bluemix, and explore why such alternate technologies have become an area of keen interest for many organizations to finding alternates to improvising operational efficiencies by maximizing savings.

Big data and analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Big Data Developer Days | March 24 at 8:30 a.m. CST

The Internet of Things (IoT) is hot, but many are tired of the chatter and ready for action. Today’s applications are expected to manage a variety of structured and unstructured data, accessed by massive networks of users, devices and business locations, or even sensors, vehicles and Internet-enabled goods. Join us to learn about how IBM and Perficient are helping clients rapidly deliver solutions to Capture, Analyze and Act on IoT data in real time. 

This Developer Day kicks off with food and beverages. Also, bring your laptop because after the morning session, our subject matter experts will help you get hands-on with the technology.