White Papers & Reports

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.  

VAASAN Group

Experiencing exponential growth in business, the VAASAN Group couldn’t accurately forecast fluctuating sales orders across the Nordic region.  The VAASAN Group now uses a powerful business intelligence solution that identifies trends in customer demand and generates a rolling sales forecast,...

ROI case study: IBM Business Analytics and XO Communications

Nucleus Research examined XO Communications’s deployment of IBM Business Analytics and found it enabled XO to identify customers with a high likelihood to churn. XO client service managers used this predictive analysis to proactively contact those customers, improving customer retention and...

TEOCO: Helping communication service providers (CSPs) save hundreds of millions of dollars

TEOCO’s assurance and analytics solutions, powered by IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, enable CSPs to access and analyze massive amounts of data to uncover the source of cost and network issues.