White Papers & Reports

Architecting a Big Data Platform for Analytics

How do businesses address the challenges of growing volume and variety of data? How can I introduce new data sources and workloads into my architecture? How do I achieve better time to value and agility in my infrastructure? If you're wrestling with these and other related questions, I recommend...

Analytics: The real-world use of big data

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted this global survey of more than 1100 business and IT executives. The study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of organizations taking the journey, and...

Big Data: New Insights Transform Industries

Organizations today are collecting tremendous volumes of data, generated by a wide variety of sources, often at extreme velocities. This is “big data”—the millions of stock trades, call detail records (CDRs), social media posts and patient test results produced every single day. Leading...

Choosing a big data technology stack for digital marketing

As consumers spread their attention across a wide variety of channels and devices, key sources of digital data such as websites, online ads and mobile apps, spin off massive amounts of data. This is the gold that all marketers seek to mine, refine and use to drive up the bottom line. IBM teamed...

The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts

Dr. Barry Devlin, a data management authority and founder of 9sight Consulting, published a new white paper on big data titled “The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts.” The paper provides a colorful and thought-provoking look at big data using animal analogies such as elephants, eagles and reptiles to...

Big Data, Bigger Outcomes - Journal of AHIMA

For the past few years, healthcare transformation discussions have centered around EMR adoption, data exchange and interoperability. As we conquer EMR adoption and begin to see the fruits of data exchange (albeit slowly), the conversation swings to analytics to inform and transform clinical and...

Real-Time Analysis for Intensive Care

It is no secret that healthcare worldwide is in crisis - high costs, poor or inconsistent quality, and inaccessibility are potentially catastrophic. For example, Healthcare in Ontario is expected to account for 50% of government spending by 2011. And in China, 39% of the rural population and 36% of...

Understanding Big Data: e-book

Big data is going to change the way you do things in the future, how you gain insight, and make decisions (the change isn’t going to be a replacement, rather a synergy and extension). This book will help you get  up to speed quickly on this technology and to show you the unique things IBM is doing...

Using Big Data for Smarter Decision Making

This paper, sponsored by IBM, looks at new developments in business analytics and discusses the benefits analyzing big data bring to the business. It also examines different types of big data workloads and offers suggestions on how to optimize systems to handle different workloads and integrate...

Beyond Smart Meters

Utility companies are facing a step change in the industry from many factors at once: social and political pressures on generation, increasing data volumes from smart grid and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) technologies and sweeping regulatory changes amongst. Evolving technology in the...