Many forward-thinking organizations want to investigate how big data analytics helps them outthink and outperform the competition. However, many also are challenged with finding the right talent to run the operations, keep the data secure and figure out how to leverage the myriad tools at their
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the
Why has IBM created its own distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and what makes it stand out from the competition? We asked Prasad Pandit, program director, product management, Hadoop and open analytics systems, at IBM to give us a tour of the reference architecture for IBM Open Platform
The combination of Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark has become a killer app for data practitioners. It unlocks the ability to explore, visualize and experiment with both structured and unstructured data sets with great ease and efficiency. We spoke recently with Chris Snow at IBM
Data science seems to be experiencing a renaissance when it comes to advanced open source tools. Get a glimpse into creative application development with IPython Notebooks, Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Spark, the PixieDust open source library and more at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016.
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016, 24–27 October 2016, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the only place to be for people who work with data. Take a look at this list of top-ten reasons you wont’ want to miss out on one of the most intriguing and innovative events of the year.
Advances in tools and the capability to work with cloud-based data sets are dramatically changing the nature of data science workloads. Take a look at one data scientist’s quest to learn more about performing data science analysis in the cloud.
Nancy Hensley, director of offering management for IBM Analytics speaks with Rob Thomas, vice president of development for analytics, at IBM, on the subject of business transformation, leading to a discussion of the data maturity curve.
Despite big data’s hype, a significant number of organizations are still in a holding pattern—either locked in planning, hesitant to get started or wanting to avoid Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark projects. Complexity and a shortage of skills can exacerbate the situation. Increasingly, organizations
The concluding week of September 2016 offered much excitement in New York City, the backdrop for Strata + Hadoop World 2016 and several key IBM announcements, including the launch of a cloud-based, self-service environment for data science teams. Enjoy some key highlights captured from this
IBM invented the SQL language and the concept of a query optimizer back in the late 1970s. Four decades later, how and where we store data has changed dramatically, but the expertise to optimize queries derived from decades of advanced research remains a core IBM competency. And the ability to
IBM today announced exciting news about their Open Platform initiative with Apache Hadoop. And at its DataFirst Launch Event tonight, IBM will provide an early access view of the new IBM Project DataWorks with Watson, along with an introduction to DataFirst Services from IBM. IBM today also
Chris Snow, a data and application architect, enjoys helping customers with their data architectures and is working extensively on an open source app project in his spare time. Hear what Snow has to say about his IT experience spanning several industries, his current efforts with customers and his
The importance of data science expertise, techniques and tools in a world rapidly employing advanced cognitive systems cannot be understated. Learn more about how business analysts, data scientists, data engineers, application developers and other professionals with analytical skills sets are using