Podcasts

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!

Real-time analytics in the cloud

May 12, 2014 | 17:31
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...

Making data scientists smile

May 8, 2014 | 25:12
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...

Big data innovations in retail

May 5, 2014 | 22:12
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....

Flashing beer bottles and the Internet of things

April 27, 2014 | 13:43
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...

The world of big data analytics in bioinformatics

April 24, 2014 | 13:02
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...

The Visual Organization: Interview with Phil Simon

April 16, 2014 | 12:30
Phil Simon (@PhilSimon) is a frequent speaker and recognized technology expert who consults with companies on how to optimize their use of technology. His contributions have been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Wired, The Huffington Post, Fast Company and...