Architecting Big Data Solutions: Part I Hadoop and IBM Netezza

October 31, 2011 | by Krishnan Parasuraman, CTO, Digital Media and General Business, Netezza, an IBM Company
Big Data is increasingly becoming a part of the enterprise IT vernacular and we are seeing it rapidly move through the hype cycle as a viable value creation opportunity for enterprises. In a recent report, McKinsey estimated this value to be in the order of billions of dollars and deemed it the "...

Understanding the differences between IBM Netezza data warehouse appliances and the IBM Smart Analytic System

October 31, 2011 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
It’s a question that came up in Ray Tacoma and Phil Francisco’s Q&A session at IOD and it’s a question I’ve answered at the IBM Netezza booth in the exhibition.  Smart Consolidation demands an answer, just as every workload optimized platform in the Smart Consolidation portfolio needs to be...

IBM Netezza Analytics - The 30 Second Explanation

October 26, 2011 | by Matt Carter, Social Media Strategy Lead - Information Management, IBM
For many, IBM Netezza Analytics is a bit of a mystery.  Is it a product?  Is it a component? How do I get it?  What can it do for me?  What does it cost? The good news: IBM Netezza Analytics comes pre-loaded on every single IBM Netezza data warehouse appliance and doesn’t require additional...

Answering the important questions, faster: Cognos Business Intelligence and IBM Netezza

October 26, 2011 | by Robert Frankus, Executive Solutions Architect - Predictive Analytics, Content Analytics & Smart Analytics, IBM
IBM Cognos Business intelligence helps organizations answer three questions: 1.    How are we doing against plan? 2.    Why are we on/off target? 3.    What should we be doing next?

InfoSphere Streams and the IBM Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance

October 25, 2011 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I’ve spent a fair bit of time recently learning about InfoSphere Streams and BigInsights, as I’ve been working on the Smart Consolidation story.

The “Data Bridge” for a Logical Data Warehouse

October 25, 2011 | by Razi Raziuddin, Sr. Director of Product Marketing
The pressure of more data and analytics is spurring organizations to rethink their EDW strategy.  Many have already embarked on creating a logical data warehouse, where data and analytic computation is distributed on fit-for-purpose systems.  This architecture reduces costs, offers optimal price-...

Turning Insight Into Action, IOD 2011 Monday Press Conference

October 24, 2011 | by Matt Carter, Social Media Strategy Lead - Information Management, IBM
Standing room only (and there wasn’t much of that either) at the “Turn Action into Insight” Press Conference at this year’s #IOD11.

The Mainframe Ate IBM Netezza

October 24, 2011 | by Mike Kearney, Sr. Product Marketing Director
Smart Consolidation recommends running workloads on the platform best suited to the purpose, and for many of the world’s largest organizations IBM’s System z – the mainframe – is the system powering their transactional heartbeats. The newly-announced IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator (IDAA) for z/OS...

The Logical Data Warehouse: Smart Consolidation for Smarter Warehousing

October 24, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
I’ve previously written how in the early part of 2011 we worked with technology and marketing leaders across IBM’s portfolio to define and launch a new strategy for data warehousing and analytics. Our objective is to meet today’s enterprise needs with agility to deal with whatever the future brings...

Heading to IOD in Vegas, Baby!

October 23, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
With all the preparations complete and the presentations, meetings and events all scheduled there’s finally a chance to reflect. So I thought I would provide some thoughts from 35,000 feet, while winging my way to the IBM Information On Demand 2011 show in Vegas.