Presentations

Hadoop is better with Big SQL from IBM

Hadoop is a great technology for analyzing huge amounts of data. Hadoop can be hard to use. Big SQL brings the power of SQL to Hadoop. It lets you leverage your SQL skills and your JDBC and ODBC applications with data stored in HDFS and HBase.

IBM Big SQL Technology Preview Program

IBM Big SQL Technology Preview program provides an easy convenient way to get familiar with SQL for Hadoop technology. With nothing more than a web browser you will be running SQL queries against real Hadoop cluster.

Presentation: 5 Keys to Making Big Data Production-Ready

Production-ready big data = Big data deployment that is prepared for delivery into a production IT environment. When preparing data, there are five things to keep in mind to help realize the full operational potential of big data. This presentation is based on a blog by Big Data Evangelist James...

Big Data in Retail: Examples in Action

This use case looks at how savvy retailers can use "big data" - combining data from web browsing patterns, social media, industry forecasts, existing customer records, etc. - to predict trends, prepare for demand, pinpoint customers, optimize pricing and promotions, and monitor real-time analytics...

Measuring and Acting on Data to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

The ability to access, manage, connect and understand this data to create actionable insights is critical to improving care and outcomes. This case study looks at how a healthcare alliance of more than 2,700 hospitals and 90,000 additional healthcare facilities enhanced data sharing and analytics...

Improving Care with Real-time Health Monitoring and Intervention

In neonatal intensive care units, where fragile infants are highly susceptible to infections, every second matters. This case study looks at how one hospital used real-time data streaming from health monitors to detect infections sooner.

Analytics: The Real-world Use of Big Data

IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) and the University of Oxford released their information-rich and insightful report “Analytics: The real-world use of big data.” Based on a survey of over 1000 professionals from 100 countries across 25+ industries. Links to blog and podcast.

Debunking Myths about Data Scientists

Some people think data scientists are mythical beings, like unicorns, or they are some sort of nouveau fad that will quickly fade. Not true, says IBM big data evangelist James Kobielus. In this engaging presentation, with artwork created by Angela Tuminello, Kobielus debunks 10 myths about data...

City Forward and Open Data Standards

Learn more about the open data movement and how City Forward is addressing data, the value proposition, and legal challenges associated with enabling open data, view the City Forward Open Data Standards presentation.

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