Podcasts

Transforming potential into action

Length: 18:18
June 8, 2014

Today's customers demand that you know them and deal with them as individuals rather than as part of a generic market. This requires new ways of truly understanding and engaging with them, and big data technologies play a key role in this.

Tom Deutsch, program director for big data and advanced analytics at IBM, described two major use cases for big data analytics: one that affects how an organization finds and interacts with customers (or constituents or patients), and one that helps improve operational efficiency. In particular, Tom encouraged us to look at what happens when the wall comes down between how something is made and how something is used? He advised us to use big data and analytics to focus on the outcomes and the improvements you want to make, and not to worry about the technology.

This podcast accompanies an infographic  titled “Big data and analytics: Transforming potential into action,” which can be found at ibmbigdatahub.com/infographics.

Follow Tom on Twitter @thomasdeutsch and talk with him on LinkedIn, where he’s a frequent contributor. You can also read his posts on ibmbigdatahub.com and ibmdatamag.com. Also follow podcast host David Pittman @TheSocialPitt.

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.

Managing big data with SQL-on-Hadoop

Length: 13:23
June 1, 2014

The relational database world has decades of research and experience optimizing SQL access and providing the needed capabilities for mission critical environments. Now, new SQL-on-Hadoop offerings are popping up, which is helping IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big data world.

Jennifer McGinn, product marketing manager for IBM big data, described the benefits of SQL-on-Hadoop and talked about what IBM BigInsights with its integrated Big SQL have to offer.

Learn more about InfoSphere BigInsights and try out the product with a free download at ibm.co/quickstart

To learn more about the technical side of Big SQL, download the Technical White Paper – “SQL-on-Hadoop Without Compromise” from bit.ly/bigsqlhadoop

Follow Jennifer on Twitter @JenMcGinnChi, and 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.

"Zone Architecture" model explains how big data fits into IT strategy

Length: 15:06
May 26, 2014

Conceptually, big data can be difficult for people to understand. If they can't fully understand it, then it's difficult for them to see how it fits into their strategic IT plans. To help explain the concepts behind big data and its place in IT infrastructure, IBM has developed a "Zone Architecture" built around five zones that relate to how organizations manage data and run analytics. Rick Clements, director of product marketing for IBM Big Data, described the Zone Architecture, as well as the use cases  and types of products typically used within each zone.

You can explore the big data zone architecture in an interactive infographic the lists use cases, provides product information, and shows videos of how clients are operating in each zone. 

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

Follow @IBMbigdata on Twitter and also follow podcast host David Pittman @TheSocialPitt.

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 www.Ibmbluhub.com where you can download the product and join the BLU for Cloud beta.

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

It must be big data's fault

Length: 11:14
May 16, 2014

Some people mistakenly blame big data for failures in their results. If the outcome is bad, it must be big data’s fault, right? Wrong!

You can have the right data and get the analytics wrong. You also need to know how to apply results and take action on them. You can have all of the right data and run the right analytics, but if you don’t feed the results back into your operational processes, you won’t be fully leveraging the data to drive positive change. That’s not a big data failure, that’s an operational issue. This is where major opportunities lie in the near future: going beyond implementing big data for big data’s sake and focusing on driving desired business outcomes.

Follow Tom on Twitter @thomasdeutsch and talk with him on LinkedIn, where he’s a frequent contributor. You can also read his posts on ibmbigdatahub.com and ibmdatamag.com. Also 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.

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 ibm.co/streamqs and experiment with real-time analytics.

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

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.

Making data scientists smile

Length: 25:12
May 8, 2014

Sri Viswanath is a master inventor in IBM Big Data & Analytics Open Technologies. He is deeply interested in the renaissance taking place in analytics, building on top of emergence of big data and the development of technology to make it applicable in a wide variety of spaces. Sri joined us to talk about IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, which is powered by Hadoop Open Source, and why it is making data scientists smile. He also talked about the free download of IBM BigInsights Quick Start, which you can get from ibm.co/quickstart
 
Follow Sri on LinkedIn and Twitter: @Sri_Few_words
 
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 innovations in retail

Length: 22:12
May 5, 2014

Nearly every company wants to acquire more customers and keep them longer. Yet in some ways, that’s more challenging now than ever with so many options available to consumers. But there is also tremendous opportunity for companies that are using data and analytics in creative and innovative ways. Michael Haydock, IBM Fellow, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist of the Business Analytics and Optimization group, described how one popular food & beverage retailer is marrying billions of transactional records with weather and social media data to create highly personalized promotions.

Follow Michael on Twitter @DrMPH, and 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.

Flashing beer bottles and the Internet of things

Length: 13:43
April 27, 2014

Mark van Rijmenam is founder of BigData-Startups.com, an online resource for big data knowledge. He is a thought leader in area of big data, a frequent speaker at conferences and author of a new book titled “Think Bigger—Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business.” Mark talked with us about the many possibilities that the Internet of Things can bring, once millions of devices and sensors are connected and communicating with one another.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @BigDataStartups and @VanRijmenam. Also 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.

The world of big data analytics in bioinformatics

Length: 13:02
April 24, 2014

Dr. Charlie Schick, an industry consultant on the IBM big data team focusing on Healthcare & life sciences, joined us to talk about the bioinformatics industry and how pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions are using big data analytics. He also gave a preview of key activities at the Bio IT World conference in Boston.

Follow Charlie on LinkedIn and Twitter: @Molecularist. Also follow @IBMBigDataHLS for healthcare & life sciences info, and 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.

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