Deriving actionable insight from data and analytics is shifting to unified, cloud-based platforms that can be used by a variety of analysis personas. Take a look at a national retail chain scenario demonstrating how a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end analytics in the cloud can provide the
Whether organizations want to extract customer data beyond names and addresses from unstructured data sources; pull specific dates, times or monetary amounts; predict trends from sentiment data; or engage in many other uses, text analytics is the way to go. Learn the details of text analytics, and
A growing number of businesses and industries are finding innovative ways to apply graph analytics to a variety of use-case scenarios because it affords a unique perspective on the analysis of networked entities and their relationships. Gain an understanding of how four different types of graph
Businesses can benefit enormously from analysis-derived rules that enable understanding why certain events occur and the corresponding actions to take. Learn more about a widely used six-phase methodology for building predictive analytics models that can reveal hidden rules for meaningful business
The insights that lie undiscovered in business data can often provide both short- and long-term competitive advantages. Find out how agile analytics platforms are helping put information in context by cataloging, integrating and aligning data.
Organizations today have tremendous opportunities to transform their professions, businesses and industries. They must optimize their use of advanced analytics and capitalize on all available data. With the right solutions, they can gain clarity about their business, generate new insights and take
Business professionals need answers to critical questions that bolster the accuracy of predictive forecasting. And forecasting is a vital approach for a number of business measures including product demand, revenue, sales and more. Discover why predictive forecasting is essential for any line of
Spark just seems to be getting big play everywhere in the technology arena. What is Spark? And do you need it? Get a good glimpse into its in-memory execution capabilities, some of its key components, its integrations and its availability as a service.
Evolving Internet of Things technology is paving the way for ongoing innovation—from smart thermostats and smart cars to other smart devices—through continuous access to its data streams. And while ongoing access to that data inspires the magic behind Internet of Things solutions, it also offers an
In the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number and variety of organizations that are adopting big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark and the recent trend to leverage data services in the cloud. How are enterprises coping?
The open source Hadoop framework accommodates distributed storage and processing of large data sets on clusters of computers through the use of programming models. If that description sounds complex, then dig into this breakdown of Hadoop components to gain an understanding of just how flexible
This short series of blogs for the business user is designed to turn key technologies into easy to understand concepts to help explain why they are needed in a modern digital enterprise. When looking at consumer and business transactions in today’s online world, many people may ask, “Why big data
If any one industry can claim digital transformation as a most immediate imperative, then the media and entertainment industry rises above the rest. Not only do organizations need to provide streaming content, but they also need to provide content on a diverse range of platforms. And to be
Are you building your business strategy on a dual foundation of data and insight? In part 2 of this two-part podcast, listen to business technology analyst Abbie Lundberg explain the importance of becoming a cognitive business as she talks with host Rick Perret, program director for marketing
Exploiting external, cloud-based data can bolster competitive advantage for cognitive businesses, but combining it with internal, business-outcome data brings challenges. Consider several actions that organizations can take using cloud data services to capitalize on the value of external data.