White Papers & Reports

Addressing Government Challenges with Big Data Analytics

Big data is already being collected by many government organizations— and new data is being generated at rapidly accelerating rates. The ability to perform analytics on big data enables government organizations to improve existing processes and operations, and engage in entirely new types of...

Tapping the Power of Big Data for the Oil and Gas Industry

Organizations in the petroleum industry are no strangers to large volumes of data. With the right technology solutions, these companies can move beyond traditional real-time monitoring to more agile real-time prediction. By rapidly analyzing incoming technical and business data—and applying that...

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data

Using IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, security organizations can analyze more data more flexibly, and gain more accurate results. By analyzing structured, enriched security data alongside unstructured data from across the enterprise, the IBM solution helps find malicious activity hidden...

Book: Harness the Power of Big Data

Harness the Power of Big Data is the latest book by several authors of Understanding Big Data, the hugely popular book that debuted in 2011. Big data represents a new era of computing – an inflection point of opportunity where data in any format may be explored and utilized for breakthrough...

Data-driven healthcare organizations use big data analytics for big gains

Rising costs, chronic illness, an aging population and a shortage of professionals are forcing massive changes in the healthcare industry. To gain insight into how they can improve service while reducing costs, healthcare payers and providers are turning to data and analytics. Leading organizations...

The Value of InfoSphere BigInsights

IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ helps firms discover and analyze business insights hidden in large volumes of a diverse range of data. This data—including log records, clickstreams, social media data, news feeds, email, electronic sensor output and even some transactional data—is often ignored or...

Top Tips for Securing Big Data Environments: e-book

Big data environments create significant opportunities along with security challenges. There are risks and threats to the repositories containing data, much of which is financial, personal, intellectual property or sensitive data and subject to compliance regulations. Learn tips on how to secure...

Managing big data for smart grids and smart meters

Technology in the energy and utilities industry is becoming increasingly advanced, including that of smart meters and smart grids. Although the evolution of these technologies provides companies with tremendous business insight, they also generate unprecedented data volume, speed and complexity....

Capitalizing on the power of big data for retail

With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. If retailers succeed in addressing the challenges of “big data,” they can use this data to generate valuable insights for personalizing...

IBM Readiness Assessment for big data

Big data offers organizations new ways to use enterprise data to deepen business insights and extend competitive advantage. Yet many companies are unsure of where to start. An IBM® Readiness Assessment for big data is designed to help. Available at no charge in half-day, single-day or multiday...