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.
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
Apache Spark not only excels at data warehousing, in-memory environments for building data marts and other functions, it also is well suited for pulling data from a wide range of sources and transforming and cleansing that data in an Apache Hadoop cluster. And then there is Spark’s complementary
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
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things requires a new breed of developer. Often moonlighting to develop solutions that are transforming the Internet of Things, many of these developers have day jobs in a wide array of disciplines. And their job titles can range from application developer to
An open ecosystem thrives on a mature core platform. It also depends on partnering arrangements that incentivize solution providers to continue developing standards-based interoperability around the shared environment. Take a deeper dive into recent announcements of new open ecosystem milestones
A variety of organizational roles interact with business data, and each role faces its own particular challenges in collaborating with its IT counterparts. In this installment of the InsightOut series, learn more about the responsibilities of these personas, exploring the considerations that govern
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.
Organizations looking to be more data-driven than ever before not only want to pervasively enable analytics across their enterprises, but they also aim to allow for enhanced collaboration and interaction. In this second InsightOut series installment, see how they can face the challenges to
Disruptive innovations such as big data, machine learning, cognitive computing and cloud-based services are presenting analytics professionals with rapid transformation that impacts business. As a result, organizations are adopting new best practices for data analysis processes. Dig into this first
The media and entertainment industry faces rising challenges when it comes to the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) content—audio, video and other media streamed over the Internet. Take a look at two key issues that are at the root of these challenges despite the advanced analytics platforms that
Smart predictions can spell the difference between whether your company succeeds wildly or falls by the wayside. Get the details on four strategic pillars for smart, proactive business through predictive analytics deployment in a series of new blog perspectives.
When looking for course-changing insight, connecting the dots of information can range from meticulous exercises to bursts of inspiration. However this wow-factor insight may be derived, it can take organizations and industries on a new trajectory characterizing the dawn of an era in which
Today, more than ever, businesses need to put the ability to analyze data into the hands of business analysts, data scientists, stakeholders and decision makers. Take an evolutionary look at how Apache Spark and big data discovery are just beginning to open up a diverse and powerful set of