Data warehousing and analytics on the cloud

November 10, 2014

Learn about the new dashDB product, which makes a powerhouse of data warehousing and analytics technology accessible to everyone on the cloud. A fully managed service that can help IT professionals, data scientists and line of business analysts get up and running with insights from their data with speed, dashDB addresses challenges with data warehousing, including time-to-value, so that you can focus on the business and not the business of data warehousing.  
Adam Ronthal, technical marketing manager for dashDB, covers this technology in a fast moving, information packed interview conducted by David Pittman where they discuss:
  • Who should use dashDB and what are its benefits? 
  • How does it work with other IBM cloud offerings to help you achieve more in business?
  • On which cloud platforms can dashDB be used?  
To learn more about dashDB:
  1. Attend the Crowdchat on November 18 at 2 p.m. #dashDBChat
  2. Access the Freemium: available on either the Bluemix or Cloudant Management Interface 
  3. Explore data warehousing and analytics power at your fingertips in the cloud

How SMBs are approaching big data analytics

Length: 17:54
July 7, 2014

Cloud, mobile, security, analytics and big data are all significant issues for IT organizations, and the landscape of each issue is rapidly evolving. While it’s difficult for organizations of all sizes to keep up with the changes, it’s especially challenging for small and midsize companies. Brian Beals and Steve Cavolick join us from Sirius Computer Solutions, an IT solutions integrator that provides infrastructure and software consulting and services. Brian and Steve shared some of their knowledge about how SMBs are approaching and solving these IT challenges.

Learn more about how Brian and Steve can help you at their company website, and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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Obliterate the wait with more agile database technologies

Length: 14:55
May 19, 2014

Databases have been around for decades, but suddenly there’s renewed interest in database technology. Nancy Hensley, director of marketing and strategy for databases and database systems at IBM, joined the show to explain what is happening in the industry to drive this interest. She also described recent developments such as BLU Acceleration in-memory computing and hybrid database architectures that run in the cloud and help "obliterate the wait." Hensley shared some clients that are using these faster, more agile technologies to lower costs and be more productive. 

Follow Nancy on Twitter (@nancykoppdw) and follow podcast host David Pittman (@TheSocialPitt).

For more information about IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration, visit where you can download the product and join the BLU for Cloud beta.

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Real-time analytics in the cloud

Length: 17:31
May 12, 2014

Cloud computing is gaining momentum, and for good reason. Some people consider it for overall IT cost savings, others are drawn to the promise of reduced capital expense and other people are looking to solve pressing IT issues. Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, joined us to explain how cloud computing is enabling real-time analytics as a service, and what she sees developing in the area of “analytics everywhere.”

You can test out a free version of IBM InfoSphere Streams from and experiment with real-time analytics.

Follow Kimberly on Twitter @madiakc and follow our host, David Pittman, @TheSocialPitt.

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Conquering culture clash: A new methodology for big data success

Length: 13:26
January 27, 2014

It's been said the "culture eats strategy for lunch." Tom Deutsch, program director of big data & advanced analytics at IBM, joined us to describe MVI—the minimum viable insight—which is an approach to conquering issues within internal culture and dynamics.

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Quick Start programs to get you up and running with big data

Length: 13:49
January 8, 2014

Hadoop for the Enterprise: Quick. Easy. Free. Get your hands on IBM’s enterprise-grade features to start experimenting with Hadoop today. InfoSphere BigInsights combines the power of Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security & administration. InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition, the latest edition to the InfoSphere BigInsights family, is a free, downloadable, non-production version.

Download InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start at

InfoSphere Streams is an advanced computing platform that can quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of real-time sources. Because it can handle high throughput rates, InfoSphere Streams can analyze millions of events per second, enabling sub-millisecond response times and instant decision-making. Now you can get your hands on this technology with InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition, a free, downloadable, non-production version.

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Foretelling 2014 trends in big data, Hadoop, data science & more

Length: 18:05
January 5, 2014

What's in store for big data, analytics and data science in 2014? Big data evangelist James Kobielus walks us through what he sees shaping up in those areas, plus cognitive computing, machine learning, Hadoop, NoSQL and more.

Listen here or read the blog post that spurred this podcast.

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