White Papers & Reports

Book: The MDM Advantage: Creating Insight from Big Data

To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.

Book: Data Protection for Big Data Environments

With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day, organizations cannot wait to establish business-driven protection policies for keeping data safe. The rising volume of data and the growing number of analytics systems storing sensitive data exponentially increases the risk of breaches. IBM® InfoSphere® has evolved information integration and governance to help organizations create and enforce real-time data security and privacy policies to keep customer, business, personally identifiable information and other types of sensitive data safe.

Book: Understanding Big Data So You Can Act with Confidence

More data, more problems? Not if you have an agile, automated information integration and governance program in place. Automating information integration and governance and employing it at the point of data creation helps organizations boost confidence in their big data. A solid information integration and governance program should include automated discovery, profiling and understanding of diverse datasets to provide context and enable employees to make informed decisions. IBM® InfoSphere® is designed to do all of these things by evolving information integration and governance to meet the challenges presented by big data.

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Book: The Fundamentals of Data Lifecycle Management in the Era of Big Data

How data lifecycle management complements a big data strategy

Information integration and governance solutions must become a natural part of big data projects. As the foundation of the IBM big data platform, IBM® InfoSphere® Optim™ provides market-leading functionality across all the capabilities of information integration and governance, including a comprehensive range of capabilities enabling companies to properly manage big data and implement best practices for enterprise-scale data lifecycle management.

Book: Integrating and Governing Big Data

While the term “big data” has only recently come into vogue, IBM has designed solutions capable of handling very large quantities of data for decades, leading the way with data integration, management, security and analytics solutions known for their reliability, flexibility and scalability. 

The end-to-end information integration capabilities of IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server are designed to help organizations understand, cleanse, monitor, transform and deliver data—as well as collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Big Data and Analytics for a Holistic Customer Journey

The potential to leverage big data is unlimited. Each industry has its own unique challenges that can benefit from using big data for new insights and improved decision-making. This White Paper offers an in-depth discussion on how you can use big data analytics to enhance experience while boosting the bottom line. It includes informative case studies on how other companies have used big data analytics to delight their customers. And it helps you understand which IBM bigdata solutions might support your own company’s initiatives in digital marketing, multichannel engagement, and customer experience optimization.

Big Data Needs Agile Information And Integration Governance

This research report from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by IBM, examines the growing role of information and integration governance (IIG) to move big data from the realm of possibility to the reality of business outcomes. Forrester Consulting surveyed 512 business sponsors, business intelligence professionals and IT decision makers, finding that organizations are embracing IIG on the path to big data. This report examines successful IIG practices and offers insight for those on a big data journey.

Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI

This is a research report by noted industry analysts Claudia Imhoff, Intelligent Solutions, Inc., and Colin White, BI Research. IT leaders need to review and enhance their information architecture to support requirements fueled by big data, advanced BI and other innovations. Examine the What, the Why, and the How behind these innovations to exploit the potential for improved business efficiency with IBM DB2.

Unlock Big Value in Big Data with Analytics

Authors John Hagerty and Tina Groves of IBM share some proven drivers of success in generating value with analytics on big data in this IBM Redbooks publication.

Why Information Governance Must be Addressed Now

Aberdeen has long illustrated the benefits of well-managed, trustworthy data, and the problems associated with poor data quality. As data volumes rapidly expand and data environments become more complex, what were once small nuisances evolve into massive, company-wide problems. In order to avoid these pitfalls and achieve better business efficiency and operational performance, top performing organizations have found it necessary to invest in tools such as data security, master data management, data quality, data lifecycle management and data integration. Using research collected from December 2009 to December 2012, Aberdeen examines the hidden financial penalties for lapsed information governance and untrustworthy data.

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