IBM Netezza Blog

Big Data was The Big Topic at IOD

November 10, 2011
This year was my first IOD. I hope it won’t be the last because it was a really good conference. These big shows are always difficult, despite the mobile apps, the maps, the schedules, the signage and many helpful show guides. Read More

Taking Stock - Integrating Netezza with IBM's Product Portfolio

November 4, 2011
A slew of announcements made during last week’s IOD conference assert IBM’s R&D machine is running in top gear. Here’s my take on progress integrating Netezza with IBM’s broad product portfolio and how this engineering further simplifies our customers’ warehousing and analytics projects. Read More

A New Wave of Women in High Tech

November 1, 2011
Women are moving up in high tech. Ginni Rometty's appointment as the next CEO of IBM is the latest example of this. She joins women like Meg Whitman at Hewlett Packard, Ursula Burns at Xerox since 2009, and Indra Nooyi who has led Pepsico since 2006.  These aren't just women leading companies. These executives are leading some of the biggest brands in the world.    Read More

Architecting Big Data Solutions: Part I Hadoop and IBM Netezza

October 31, 2011
Big Data is increasingly becoming a part of the enterprise IT vernacular and we are seeing it rapidly move through the hype cycle as a viable value creation opportunity for enterprises. In a recent report, McKinsey estimated this value to be in the order of billions of dollars and deemed it the "next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity". Read More

Understanding the differences between IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances and the IBM Smart Analytic System

October 31, 2011
It’s a question that came up in Ray Tacoma and Phil Francisco’s Q&A session at IOD and it’s a question I’ve answered at the IBM Netezza booth in the exhibition.  Smart Consolidation demands an answer, just as every Read More

IBM Netezza Analytics - The 30 Second Explanation

October 26, 2011
For many, IBM Netezza Analytics is a bit of a mystery.  Is it a product?  Is it a component? How do I get it?  What can it do for me?  What does it cost? Read More

Answering the important questions, faster: Cognos Business Intelligence and IBM Netezza

October 26, 2011
IBM Cognos Business intelligence helps organizations answer three questions: 1.    How are we doing against plan? 2.    Why are we on/off target? 3.    What should we be doing next? Read More

InfoSphere Streams and the IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

October 25, 2011
I’ve spent a fair bit of time recently learning about InfoSphere Streams and BigInsights, as I’ve been working on the Smart Consolidation story. Read More

The “Data Bridge” for a Logical Data Warehouse

October 25, 2011
The pressure of more data and analytics is spurring organizations to rethink their EDW strategy.  Many have already embarked on creating a logical data warehouse, where data and analytic computation is distributed on fit-for-purpose systems.  This architecture reduces costs, offers optimal price-performance for different workloads and creates the agility business users crave. Read More

The Mainframe Ate IBM Netezza

October 24, 2011
Smart Consolidation recommends running workloads on the platform best suited to the purpose, and for many of the world’s largest organizations IBM’s System z – the mainframe – is the system powering their transactional heartbeats. The newly-announced IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) for z/OS brings the analytics performance of IBM Netezza into System z. To discover more, I spoke with two of my colleagues at IBM: Gary Crupi, Executive IT Specialist and Ola Mayer, Product Management Director. Read More