Mirela Petca Matache, IT Director of Maintenance and Quality Systems for Lafarge Cement Division and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, tells us how Lafarge uses IBM Analytics solutions to take a predictive maintenance approach to manage costs.
Databases are evolving into a new stream-centric architecture that is well-suited to real-time distributed analytic computing in the Internet of Things. This new paradigm will leverage distributed event logs, temporal database concepts and materialized views as core architectural concepts. As it
While I’m sure you’ll be off doing something terribly exciting and romantic to celebrate the day of love, a data nerd like me can’t think of anything more captivating than writing about my big love for big data and analytics. As my valentine to you, here are the top five reasons that I love big
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the result of the convergence of technologies that have emerged over the last 20 years. We now live in an era of connected cars, connected homes and connected lives. The IoT is disrupting many industries, including insurance. For insurers, the technologies that
So now I am fascinated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and wondering: what should I do with the power of this curiosity? My first reaction is to associate the IoT with the web and mobility, since we are in fact talking about the internet. I can then turn to my understanding of cloud services and
What if you could drive every decision, fuel every process and inform every interaction with fresh insight? Create new value in every aspect of your business and compete on speed to action? The opportunities are here…now. Are you ready to achieve outcomes that have been beyond your reach?
The invisible spread of infections in healthcare facilities has continued to run rampant. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious threat everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, pathogen-caused infections, though they spread invisibly in healthcare environments, can be illuminated
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Humans didn't evolve smarts because we're divinely anointed. There are many theories for why we became such supremely brainy organisms. But few scientists doubt that primate features
Open sourcing of all climate data would give humanity a continuously updated baseline environmental intelligence metric that could be used to track deterioration or improvements in key areas (air, water, pollution, soil) over time.
What does the Internet of Things really mean, both conceptually and technically? Tina Groves shares her point-of-view about how the Internet of Things is really about the Interconnectedness of Things and delivering a new set of expectations about the power of the individual.
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. Machine data generated in the IoT comes from thousands of sources with applicability much broader than retail. Some narrowly define machine data as logs or sensor
We live in a connected world, a world with up to a trillion connected devices in the coming decade. Thanks to IPv6, which enables us to address every grain of sand in the world, this is likely to increase even more. These connected devices will change our world drastically, and they will generate