Big Data Technology

When search meets cognitive

Length: 22:50
April 13, 2014

In this podcast, Mark Myers (@MarkMyers360) explains the differences between typical google-type search and what a cognitive computing system like IBM Watson does. Mark gives several examples from everyday life that help illustrate how the two systems work separately and how they complement one another. To learn about Watson Foundations, visit ibm.co/watson-foundations.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Hosting the podcast is David Pittman, @TheSocialPitt

Building the business case for real-time analytics at CenterPoint Energy

Length: 34:04
April 7, 2014

Industry analysts project that 30% of companies will “monetize their data” by 2016. But what does this mean? Many organizations are trying to figure out how to turn their data into a gold mine. The reality is each business is unique and data monetization projects should be customized to focus on a particular outcome for that organization. Joining us for this podcast about their real-world data monetization projects are Bill Bell from CenterPoint Energy and Jim Sharpe from Sharpe Engineering. Bill is the Technology Director of Analytics & Data Services at CenterPoint Energy, and Jim has 35 years of industry experience and is a leading expert in complex low-latency analytics on big data for situational awareness and resource management.

You can download a free version of InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition to play around with the product and see what it can do for you at ibm.co/streamsqs

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata. For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Preview of NAB Show

Length: 8:35
March 31, 2014

The giant NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas April 5-10. IBM will be very active at the show, along with Aspera, a recent IBM acquisition. Graeme Noseworthy, messaging director for media & entertainment at IBM, gave us a brief overview of sessions, demos and activities that will take place.

For information about the conference, visit www.nabshow.com.

To stay up-to-date with news and information from IBM before, during and after the show, follow @Smarter_Media and @graemeknows on Twitter.

Going with the flow: The evolution of CEP to stream computing

Length: 17:10
March 26, 2014

Stream computing is a natural evolution of Complex Event Processing, also known as CEP, but it has broader uses on a wealth of emerging streaming data sources, such as weather and transportation data, and videos as well.

Roger Rea, product manager of InfoSphere Streams, explains what stream computing is, how it differs from event processing and CEP and gives examples of how companies are employing stream computing for real-time analyses and applications.

You can download a free version of InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition to play around with the product and see what it can do for you at ibm.co/streamsqs

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdataFor more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

The science and progress of visual analytics: Interview with Kirk Borne

Length: 20:11
February 20, 2014

"A picture is worth 4 kilobytes," says Kirk Borne, Ph.D., (@kirkdborne), in this podcast about data visualization and big data, or as he prefers to call it, “visual analytics.” Kirk is a data scientist, a top big data influencer and a professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University. He explains what he means by visual analytics and describes where so many data scientists fail in communicating their findings. He also talks about how he sees the field of study developing.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Data scientists: Hire an individual or team?

Length: 14:05
February 13, 2014

Most data science positions require a combination of technical and business skils. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, the editor and publisher of KDnuggets.com, and a well-known expert in business analytics, data mining and data science, joined David Pittman to talk about that mix and the elusive “data scientist unicorn.” He also shared interesting findings from a poll he conducted on KDnuggets about what people look for when hiring data scientists. As his photo illustrates, he also demonstrated the evolution from data miners to data scientists.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Fueling the connected car

Length: 21:23
February 10, 2014

What is the "connected car"? How will we, as everyday drivers, benefit from it? How are trucking companies, fleet managers and insurance companies using the data from connected cars to save money and improve efficiency? Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, explains all of that.

You can also experiment with streaming data applications, such as are used in connected cars, with this new demo dashboard and you can download IBM InfoSphere Streams Quick Start edition to try out the product.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com

6 trends in big data and analytics

Length: 12:54
February 3, 2014

Through talking with some 3000 clients, prospects and industry leaders, Inhi Cho, the vice president and general manager of Big Data, Integration, & Governance at IBM, and her team have identified 6 important trends that are driving big data forward. Inhi joined us to talk about those market and technology forces:

  • “More analytics, fewer gut feelings.”
  • Data privacy and security
  • The rise of the Chief Data Officer
  • The ecosystem
  • Adding more external data to increase value of internal data
  • Where investments in big data are headed

Follow Inhi on Twitter: @inhicho

Follow podcast host David Pittman: @TheSocialPitt

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

Big data is all data

Length: 16:53
January 20, 2014

Mark Myers, market segment manager for IBM Watson Explorer, says the usual "3 V's" definition of big data is too narrow. "This way of looking at the issue limits big data to a technical challenge and misses what has become the real significance of big data: finding new ways to use data to create business value. To me, that is why I think big data is all data."

Listen to him explain the thinking behind this approach and give advice on how to begin getting more value out of your data. (Hint: it's easier than you may think.)

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata.

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

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 www.ibm.com/infosphere/quickstart

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.

Download InfoSphere Streams Quick Start at www.ibm.com/infosphere/streams-quickstart

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