Well there’s real-time, then there’s real-time, then there’s real-time. As so often with me, this post was first drafted on a plane, and when it comes to in-flight technology, real-time means very real-time. But after that, there’s pretty much a spectrum. Real-time fraud analytics for a credit
An appliance is a fit-for-purpose, repeatable node within your broader big-data architecture. Many appliances will be optimized to support various mixes of big-data workloads, while others will be entirely specialized to a particular function that they perform with lightning speed and elastic
Big data is evolving into a cloud ecosystem. For example, it’s clear that Hadoop has already proven its core role in the big data ecosystem: as a petabyte-scalable staging, transformation, pre-processing and refinery cloud for unstructured content and embedded execution of advanced analytics.
In June, close to 80 developers in the Silicon Valley area attended the free IBM Big Data Developer Day event. It was a great chance for developers to learn about the latest IBM technologies for addressing big data challenges. Not only did they gain valuable information from the sessions, but they
Big data is, fundamentally, a cloud-computing approach to advanced analytics and data management. The images that come to mind when somebody says “cloud computing” are a) increasingly sprawling server farms and b) increasingly huge server racks arranged in endless rows within these farms. These “
I will be publishing my third book, Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative (MC Press, 2012). at the IBM Information on Demand Conference 2012 in Las Vegas. The book includes contributions from more than 30 IBM and non-IBM individuals.
It also has forewords from:
Inderpal Bhandari, Vice
Expertise is precious and hard-won. Perhaps you’ve cultivated it in-house through long-term investment in staff skills and training, in which case you risk having it walk all out the door at any time. Perhaps you’ve recruited experts externally, and paid a premium for their specialties. Perhaps you
How will you put big data to work for you? Begin your big data initiatives by exploring IBM's Big Data Virtual Event Center! Hear from a keynote speaker, visit different booths featuring different IBM solutions and learn how IBM is bringing big data to the enterprise…all at a time and place that’s
The Danish wind power plant manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems demonstrates impressively what can be accomplished today with big data and smarter analytics. It certainly convinced the 2012 Big Data Award jury at the Computerwoche Big Data Congress in Germany. Computerwoche magazine presented the 2012
As promised, we’re going to revisit a topic I introduced awhile ago in "Why Static Stinks". Based on what I’m seeing recently, static still stinks, so now is a good time to resurface our discussion. Collectively, we’re just not moving fast enough to fix the glaring issues that static–otherwise
Jimmy Kimmel pulled off an incredible prank during last Sunday night's Primetime Emmy award show. He got comedian Tracy Morgan to lie flat onstage and asked his audience members to tweet “OMG Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the #Emmys. Turn on ABC now.”
There was something fascinating about
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab is using an IBM big data solution to conduct sophisticated social media analytics and natural language recognition to gauge positive and negative opinions shared in millions of public tweets. The project has been applied to political debates, sporting events, movies and
Influence is hip. Any self-respecting career-oriented individual these days brags about their influence on socials, however that might be measured. And modern marketing professionals pride themselves on their ability to use the socials and other resources at their disposal to influence the new
I was in Oslo a couple of weeks ago taking time out from a family holiday to speak at a technical conference.
With my family there too, we took the chance to do some sightseeing too and I finally had the chance to visit the Kon-Tiki Museum. Well worth a visit by the way!
For many of us of a certain
According to InformationWeek, “90% of respondents use conventional databases as the primary means of handling data.” The data that companies are amassing today, however, is complex, diverse and continually growing, and they struggle to manage it effectively. Many lack the right expertise and tools