Podcasts

Then and now: A five-year look at analytics studies

July 27, 2014 | 17:07
The internationally renowned IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) is beginning its 2014 survey on analytics. Rebecca Shockley, the global research leader for analytics at IBM Institute for Business Value, recapped some of the key findings from studies conducted over the last five years and how...

The first ever Forrester Wave for streaming analytics

July 21, 2014 | 13:38
Going, going...gone! That phrase has been used by auctioneers to indicate the final bid opportunity for a hot auction item. Now “going, going, gone” is being used in the world of big data. Why? Organizations realize that they need to act faster by analyzing streaming data and taking action in the...

Developing real-time applications through open source

July 13, 2014 | 17:44
IBM has a long and successful history with open source, from running Linux on IBM PCs to contributing initial codebase for Eclipse. We believe a mix of open source and closed source is the best way to drive adoption in the marketplace. Having the full support of a vendor like IBM can lower risk...

How SMBs are approaching big data analytics

July 7, 2014 | 17:54
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...

Juggler or high diver: How do you work in real time?

June 16, 2014 | 16:44
If you take a quick glance at any technology publication (and many business publications as well) you will likely see some reference to real-time. There’s real-time customer service, real-time marketing, real-time analytics and the list goes on. But what does real time mean? Is there a standard...

Transforming potential into action

June 8, 2014 | 18:18
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...

Managing big data with SQL-on-Hadoop

June 1, 2014 | 13:23
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...

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

May 26, 2014 | 15:06
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...

Obliterate the wait with more agile database technologies

May 19, 2014 | 14:55
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...

It must be big data's fault

May 16, 2014 | 11:14
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!