Many forward-thinking organizations want to investigate how big data analytics helps them outthink and outperform the competition. However, many also are challenged with finding the right talent to run the operations, keep the data secure and figure out how to leverage the myriad tools at their
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the
Over the past two years IBM has been moving in the direction of being a data driven cognitive and cloud company. As part of this transformation, IBM has acquired The Weather Company that provides some of the most accurate weather data to pinpoint the impact of impending weather event to a specific
The combination of Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark has become a killer app for data practitioners. It unlocks the ability to explore, visualize and experiment with both structured and unstructured data sets with great ease and efficiency. We spoke recently with Chris Snow at IBM
Many of us might be surprised to learn that some of the most familiar brand names around started off with other names. IBM recently renamed IBM DataWorks—its flagship, self-service data preparation offering—to IBM Bluemix Data Connect. Get a glimpse of it in this brief overview, and discover how
The inability of lines of business to not serve requests because they have to wait for IT provisioning can lead to a proliferation of analytics silos that can cause a loss of control of data. See how the next big stage of analytics with integrated Apache Spark helps organizations understand the
Beat the database migration status quo by adopting IBM Bluemix Lift, a self-service ground-to-cloud database migration offering that you can use to boost the speed, reliability and security of your database migration.
IBM extended Big SQL, which was formerly exclusive to the IBM Open Platform (IOP), to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in September 2016. I recently spoke with Berni Schiefer, an IBM fellow in the IBM Analytics group, to learn more about the offering and the ongoing IBM focus on SQL.
The movie Deepwater Horizon that depicts the oil spill disaster of the same name serves as an example of how government agencies and corporations need to collect a lot of data and disseminate information immediately as events quickly unfold. Not only are all parties involved asked for a tremendous
Hear from Nancy Hensley, director of offering management for IBM Analytics who speaks with Rob Thomas, VP of development for analytics on the subject of business transformation and a discussion of the data maturity curve.
Nancy Hensley, director of offering management for IBM Analytics speaks with Rob Thomas, vice president of development for analytics, at IBM, on the subject of business transformation, leading to a discussion of the data maturity curve.