Big data is not a religion. Rather, it’s an analytics paradigm that enables business outcomes beyond what can normally be achieved at lower volumes, velocities and/or varieties of data.
Scale is everything. Big data means many things to many people, but at heart most of us agree that the “3 Vs” of
Within a few days of one another, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty shared her 3 Principles of Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Wall Street Journal published a special series on big data and how it is changing the equation for business. This blog post reviews the key thoughts behind both
In this series of videos Andrea Ames explores the capabilities of IBM's Accelerator for Machine Data Analytics, a collection of Big Data applications used to analyze log files and machine data. In the final part of this series, Andrea explores significance analysis.
In this series of videos Andrea Ames explores the capabilities of IBM's Accelerator for Machine Data Analytics, a collection of Big Data applications used to analyze log files and machine data. In part 4 of this 5 part series, Andrea works through an example of frequent sequence analysis.
Have you ever been in a situation where you are so baffled and amazed at a process that your only response is, "Really!?!"
As in: many health care providers are still not using analytics as the basis for decision-making? Really!?!
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Executives have long regarded intuition and experience as the keys to formulating strategy and assessing risk. That thinking may have worked in an earlier time of information scarcity—but not in the time of Big Data. The ability to harness big data gives leaders their new competitive advantage in
Communications service providers are turning their attention to mobile optimization. They have realized that customer data and location monetization is vital to growth and they need to act quickly. A new animation illustrates how big data powers mobile couponing.
In medieval times, Alchemists hoped to convert base metals into the noble metal gold through the use of a Philosopher's Stone.
Today, in the field of information science, we talk about Information Alchemy, converting data into information and then into knowledge. Some people even add a 4th stage
Batch processing of big data often doesn’t provide the performance desired for interactive queries. Performance will depend on the type and volume of data being processed. When interactive exploration or analytics is needed, data staging with analytics-oriented, high-volume databases is needed.
By addressing chronic conditions at the population level, health organizations can achieve a greater impact. But it’s not easy. Successful programs have to employ measurement and analysis and include enormous volumes of data from an ever widening variety of sources. Making data useful, parsing what
Animation: Big data is creating opportunities for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to establish new revenue streams. With big data technology, CSPs can analyze the location data generated by millions of mobile devices and use the resulting insights, along with offerings from business
While most organizations respond to asset failure by sending out maintenance crews, the process is very reactive. With the advent of relatively cheap information gathering and data analysis, organizations can now leverage big data, such as maintenance logs and asset usage, wear, and surrounding