Events

Accelerate your analytics platform with PureData

In-Person Event | May 28 at 8:30 a.m. ET, Columbus, Ohio - IBM Dublin

Join us to learn how to easily manage complex data while improving query, reporting and predictive analytics performance. Ironside (a premier IBM Business Partner) and the IBM Analytics team will host a half-day "Accelerate your Analytics Platform with PureData" event on Thursday, May 28 at the IBM Dublin location. This is a client-only event. IBM PureData for Analytics (PDA) powered by Netezza transforms the data warehouse landscape with industry-leading performance and appliance simplicity. The combination of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, IBM SPSS and IBM PureData for Analytics (PDA) creates the ultimate solution for customers with growing data volumes and multiple data sources. It allows them to easily manage more complex data while improving query, reporting and predictive analytics performance. RSVP for the meetup and please also register through the IBM system to confirm your reservation at this event.

Constructing the Internet of Things solution: Creating real-world, sensor-to-business value

Webcast | May 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET

The Internet of Things is changing the way we live and do business. Billions of connected devices are driving demand for new services, fast development of applications and real-time access to information. The consumer and corporate worlds are intermingling with multipurpose devices that are carried to work and used in personal life.

An unprecedented opportunity for growth and new revenue streams is being ushered in by the Internet of Things. Is your business ready?

Attend a joint IBM and Intel webcast to learn more about the aspects of Internet of Things data that are having an impact on today’s workplace environments:

  • Internet of Things architecture
  • The importance of distributed data processing and analytics on the gateway and on cloud computing
  • The importance of a gateway database for local processing and storage of data from edge devices
  • The joint value proposition with partner implementation
  • Industry use cases

Speakers at this event are Gayathri Magie, WW channel sales and ecosystem development, core databases at IBM, and Preston Walters, global influence manager, IBM Internet of Things, at Intel.

Register for this webcast, and discover the latest technology enabling the Internet of Things across devices, sensors, gateways and the cloud for connected environments. See how bringing an intelligent mix of technologies from an enterprise-class database to the edge and real-time analytics on consolidated data provide a competitive advantage using Internet of Things data.

Sizing servers for DB2 with BLU Acceleration

Webcast | May 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Any organization that wants to deploy IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration not only needs to know how big a server to use, but also needs to understand some of the trade-offs when selecting a particular kind of processor or server model. Attend In this DB2 tech talk to learn the basic approach for sizing, the latest server models and favorite server models.

How smart can you hack with Spark?

Meetups | May 28 at 4:00 p.m. to May 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET, hack/reduce – Cambridge, MA

Apache Spark has taken the big data community by storm, but what does this mean to you? Come hack with us for a unique opportunity to experiment with capabilities of Spark. This three day hackathon will give you the chance to learn, test and extract value using Spark. Our experts will be on hand to offer guidance and tips as you hack your way to the finish. Oh, and did we mention we have $10,000 in cash prizes?!

It is encouraged that all participants take the Spark Fundamentals course on Big Data University prior to the hackathon. The Docker image used in the course is the same for our hackathon.

Evanta Dallas Chief Data Officer Executive Summit

Conference | May 28 at 6:00 p.m. to May 29 at 4:00 p.m. CT, Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Chief Data Officer Executive Summit is a private conference designed by chief data officers (CDOs) for CDOs. The conference takes place May 29, 2015, and attendance is by invitation only. Registrants will be granted confirmation based upon qualifications and space availability.

Evanta Chicago Chief Data Officer Executive Summit

Conference | June 2 at 6:00 p.m. to June 3 at 4:00 p.m. CT, Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Chief Data Officer Executive Summit is a private conference designed by chief data officers (CDOs) for CDOs. It takes place June 3, 2015, and attendance is by invitation only. Registrants will be granted confirmation based on qualifications and space availability.

DC Metro Cyber Security Summit

Conference | June 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET, McLean, VA

The Cyber Security Summit is an exclusive C-suite conference series that connects senior-level executives responsible for protecting their companies’ critical infrastructures with innovative security solutions providers and renowned information security experts. The DC Metro Cyber Security Summit offers an educational and informational forum to focus on how to best protect highly vulnerable business applications and critical infrastructure. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading solutions providers and discover the latest products and services for security and enterprise cyberdefense.

Big Data & Analytics Developer Day

Big Data Developer Days | June 3 at 12:00 p.m. CT, Minnetonka, MN – Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

At this customer-only event, join the Evolving Solutions technical team and experts from IBM for a hands-on workshop on June 3, 2015 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. This workshop will demonstrate the installation and configuration of an Apache Hadoop cluster in a cloud environment provided by Evolving Solutions. We will discuss common enterprise use cases, along with the preparation and planning needed to ensure a cluster meets the needs of your organization. Take this opportunity to better understand the Hadoop-related infrastructure challenges and considerations for your business—without having to build your own lab. This session is designed for system administrators, infrastructure architects and big data enthusiasts. RSVP for the meetup and be sure to register in the IBM system to confirm your attendance.

What it takes to survive and thrive in epic times

Webcast | June 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET

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The world is changing. At the current rate and pace of that change, you may even say these are extraordinary times. Market factors and technological shifts are affecting every industry. Professions aren't what they were even five years ago. As a business leader, you can take advantage of this combination of events and also use them as catalysts for growth. When done and done well, you'll find this approach can make the difference between merely surviving and thriving.  

2015 Hadoop Summit

In-Person Event | June 9 at 8:00 a.m. to June 11 at 5:00 p.m. PT, San Jose, California

The Hadoop industry is truly in an exciting transformational stage as organizations extract powerful insights from their big-data assets. Hadoop is central to many IBM customers’ strategic big-data analytics initiatives. We are well-positioned to further accelerate customers’ most strategic business imperatives that require advanced analytics. Our highly scalable Hadoop solution platform, BigInsights, provides runtime engines, machine-learning libraries, text analytics tools, R programming interfaces and other capabilities that enable organizations in many industries to gain more data-driven more analytic insights more rapidly across more areas of the business.

With all of that in mind, we encourage you to come meet with us at the upcoming Hadoop Summit 2015 in San Jose, California. Of course, IBM will be there in force, as in previous years at this exciting, content-rich industry forum. The San Jose event, now in its eighth year, is the largest Hadoop Summit in North America. A tremendous learning and networking experience for big data professionals, the Hadoop Summit features a great collection of hardcore technical use cases, as well as tips and tricks from many of the most influential thought leaders in the big-data analytics industry.

IBM is a platinum sponsor of Hadoop Summit 2015, and we will have a heavy presence both on the show floor and also in the technical tracks.  At the San Jose event, June 9-11, IBM sessions and presenters will include:

  • Query Federations on Data Lakes: Architecture and Best Practices – Jo Ramos
  • NoSQL needs some SQL – Scott Gray
  • The challenges of SQL on Hadoop – Scott Gray
  • 50 Shades of SQL – Seagate Technology and IBM

On the show floor, IBM will be promoting our offerings around the theme of “Hadoop for the Enterprise.” We will focus on the open nature of our Hadoop offering, BigInsights v4.0, on the multiple deployment methods that we provide for Hadoop, and on the world-class analytics that customers run on their Hadoop clusters. At the Hadoop Summit, we will have an interactive demo that shows how customers can gain valuable insight from their data in Hadoop, such as social-media sentiment from Twitter feeds, by leveraging BigInsights and its integrated analytics tools, such as BigSQL and Spark, that integrate out of the box with our solution.

Come meet with us at the event and we’ll bring you up to speed on what capabilities we offer currently in BigInsights 4.0. We’ll also provide you with a look-ahead on where we’re going with the evolution of Hadoop within IBM’s expanding big-data analytics solution portfolio.  One key recent event in this regard was in February, when IBM launched BigInsights 4.0, introducing our innovative persona based packaging (analyst, Data Scientist and Enterprise Management). At that same time, IBM announced that we are a founding member of the Open Data Platform (ODP) initiative, a new industry association that’s driving collaboration, innovation, and standardization across Hadoop and big data technologies.  In April, we and our ODP partners announced that we have harmonized our respective Hadoop solutions around that common ODP core of Apache Hadoop 2.6 (including HDFS, YARN, and MapReduce) and Apache Ambari.

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