Data is the new natural resource, and those who can harness it will be leaders. But, there are many myths about how to make data work for an organization.
During the Information Management Keynote at Insight 2014, IBM busts these myths. In her post, Harriet Fryman, vice president of Information
Businesses have figured out that analytics are in their future, but what does it mean to be an analytically driven organization? What data and analytics do you need?
With today’s technology, you can do so many new things that were not possible two or three years ago. Let’s start thinking about
All the data in the world isn't helpful unless you put it to use. Employees spend countless hours just pulling data together and making sense of it. We set out to close the data divide between those that are able to put data to work, and those that aren’t. Our cloud-born data services provide data
Embarking on a big data and analytics journey is like setting off on a worldwide tour. You have an idea of what you want to do and see, and what you’ll need, but you must be flexible—your adventure will undoubtedly take some unforeseeable turns! IBM’s new Big Data & Analytics Solution
2014 marks several significant shifts in the era of big data, and business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore them. The most significant change is that velocity is now the value driver for big data. IBM’s sixth annual analytics study finds that organizations differentiating
The Forrester Wave Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 declared that “Hadoop is unstoppable.” Indeed, Hadoop is changing the game of large scale computing and IBM Infosphere BigInsights is right there leading the pack.
So what's the scoop on Hadoop?
Now that the Ebola virus is sitting in our backyard, the entire country is on high alert—and rightfully so, as it's no longer a disease that's plaguing people continents away, in little known countries. WHO indicates that there are 9216 Ebola cases with 4555 deaths. My first thought when I look at
“Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprise data management architectures,” Forrester analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna wrote recently in The Forrester Wave Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 on the Hadoop marketplace. “Forrester believes that Hadoop
Nancy Bachrach, senior manager of registration for the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, declared that predictive analytics gave the organization the “opportunity to base decisions on actual data.” Using this data they were able to better understand their customers: girl scouts.
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Intersect360 Research studies the opportunities for high performance technologies, including high performance computing areas in science, engineering and business. CEO Addison Snell (this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero) shares his insights with us.
What are some of the challenges with
It’s easy to understand why big data is intimidating as the whole gang of JSON, SQL, YARN and UDFs (user-defined functions) invoke glazed eyes and thoughts of extraterrestrial technologies. So, even to the uninitiated, what is the big deal about UDFs?
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Are you ready for the Big Data for Social Good Hadoop Challenge, powered by IBM + Hadoop? For this global hackathon, IBM will be working closely with City of LA, Boston and San Jose and others where participants will compete to create innovative
CenterPoint Energy can analyze 2.3 million smart meters at any point in time every day using InfoSphere Streams. Dr. Steven P. Pratt, corporate technology officer at Centerpoint Energy and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “ultimately what we want to be able to do is recognize
“Real time means right now. It means right in this second” says Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forrester Research. To improve the customer experience, businesses need to tap into customer data to deliver the right offers and right experience throughout customer journey. Often this means