White Papers & Reports

What is the Forrester Total Economic Impact of IBM Information Management Solutions?

In October 2014, Forrester Consulting worked with IBM on a commissioned study to analyze the total economic impact that IBM’s Information Management solutions have on three specific big data use cases to help its customers solve important business problems.  Through interviews and data aggregation...

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration on IBM Power Systems: How it compares

This white paper evaluates performance capabilities of leading-edge business intelligence (BI) platforms. The research makes a comparison study of IBM Cognos BI and IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration on IBM Power Systems, SAP BusinessObjects and HANA, Oracle Business Intelligence and Exadata, and...

Gaining dynamic in-memory performance, inexpensively

Database managers are looking for a solution that capitalizes on the performance advantages of in-memory data storage, placing the highest value data in main server memory where it can be quickly accessed and processed. At the same time, you do not want your database solution to be limited to main...

The mainframe as a big data analytics platform

For many enterprises System z is central to modern analytics because of the vast quantities or rich data stored upon it, not to mention excellent qualities of service. Carl Olofson, an IDC analyst, looks at the role of the mainframe in relation to big data, how it has become a hub for modern day...

Optimizing data management through efficient storage infrastructures

While the issue of provisioning ever-increasing volumes of storage is nothing new, the arrival of big data is forcing IT organizations and businesses to think differently—and to think about data as a big picture, rather than simply bits and bytes. In this paper, Mark Peters of ESG discusses how the...

Enhancing IBM BigInsights with IBM Platform Computing and GPFS

Understanding how IBM Infosphere BigInsights, IBM Platform Symphony and IBM GPFS FPO provide a more flexible lower cost solution for multi-tenant Hadoop deployments on System X and Power Linux platforms.

Telematics for insurance

For insurance companies, the integration of big data and analytics solutions with telematics technologies offers important opportunities to extend the use of telematics data beyond usage-based insurance (UBI) and improve competitive differentiation.

Insights for the new chief data officer

How to define data strategy, align business goals and prioritize winning projects How should a chief data officer (CDO) start formulating and deploying a strategy to put data at the center of the business?  This ebook provides insights and recommendations for the CDO in three areas: strategic...

Transform your business with data and analytics

Transforming your business with big data and analytics is an ongoing journey, not a one-time event. This white paper outlines a five-step progression that helps you identify big data and analytics opportunities, establish models, prove value, scale and transform to a data-driven culture.

Cincinnati Zoo transforms customer experience and boosts profits

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens transformed the customer experience and created more than USD 2.2 million in total benefits in just three months.