For decades, a company’s database usually had a single job: operating as either an operational — also known as transactional — database or acting as a data warehouse. It was also typically deployed in a single location: on premises. Today, companies not only want more from their databases, but also
Your business and your data are both unique. For that reason, your enterprise architecture must also be tailored to fit the exact needs of your business. When data is involved, you want choices, not trade offs. And, more importantly, you want your solutions to build upon and complement one another.
The greatest grandmasters in chess think five moves ahead. In IT, even thinking five moves ahead isn’t enough. A lot of things can happen, planned and unplanned, within the first five moves of an IT strategy deployment that cause a significant amount of disruption both concurrently and long
Big Data and Analytics Hub spoke with IBM Distinguished Engineer John Thomas (@johnjaithomas) about some of the importance of focusing on information architecture to make algorithms meet enterprise needs, as well as how machine learning can most effectively be applied in hybrid scenarios in 2018.
Two paradoxes of information technology are: data has no value if you can’t access it, and it’s a liability if the wrong people access it. Company leaders don’t think they need data governance until these paradoxes hit them hard.
According to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, data is the world’s new natural
Earlier this year, IBM held the “Fast Track Your Data — Live from New York” event for thousands of our clients. Our mission: to help business and technology leaders better understand the critical importance that data and analytics play in an organization’s digital transformation. Technology
Big data isn’t just getting bigger. It’s getting more valuable. As companies work to unlock more value from their data, one of the biggest challenges to address is disconnected data silos. Big companies don’t have one data lake, they have data lakes, ponds and pools.
Data, insights, cloud, agile, analytics. These are all terms that get thrown around a lot in technology these days. But the truth is that unless you can combine some or all of these concepts, the bottom line benefit to your business will likely not as great as you may expect.
This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.
IoT is the next goldmine of data. Today, it’s still largely untapped information that is primarily used for operational monitoring. By combining that data with traditional “corporate” data, you can improve customer service through faster problem recognition and response, react more quickly to a
Elderly care is on tap to be a critical need in the coming decades. See how Caregivers.com is using cloud computing and mobile technologies to provide greater choice for families and higher wages for in-home caregivers.