Blogs

Big Data Analyst Crosses Over to the "Dark Side"? Hardly.

April 23, 2012 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
This is just a quick introductory note to let you know that I have joined IBM as Senior Program Director, Product Marketing, big data analytics Solutions, within the Netezza  team. My core reason for joining IBM is that it’s a great company with a full portfolio of best-of-breed solutions and...

The Importance of Agility for Analytic Applications

April 20, 2012 | by Dwaine Snow, OLTP and Data Warehouse Competitive Analyst, IBM
In the context of data warehousing, agility means that the system can quickly and easily adapt to and accommodate; changes in data volumes, new data sources, new subject areas, new applications and/or new users. In order for a data warehouse to be able to do this, it needs to be able to run any...

Failure Is Not a Four-Letter Word

The case for experimentation as a strategic process

April 17, 2012 | by Tom Deutsch, Solution CTO, IBM
The case for experimentation as a strategic process
Big Data Governance: A Framework to Assess Maturity

Big Data Governance: A Framework to Assess Maturity

April 17, 2012 | by Sunil Soares, Founder and Managing Partner, Information Asset, LLC
Questions to help you assess your organization's current and desired states

The Perfect Analytical Storm

April 13, 2012 | by Mychelle Mollot, VP, Worldwide Marketing, IBM Business Analytics, IBM
Commercial and government organizations are staring at the confluence of three unique events: ·  The unprecedented volumes of data ·  The need to easily analyze it, make sense of it and put it into action ·  The importance of driving real business value from this analysis It’s the perfect storm....

Expert on Board: New Patterns Speed DBA Tasks

IBM provides expertise for DBAs in the form of selectable, executable deployment patterns

April 11, 2012 | by Chris Young
IBM provides expertise for DBAs in the form of selectable, executable deployment patterns

US Federal Government and Big Data

April 11, 2012 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I tuned into the recent US federal government’s web-cast. I was curious to see what a government big data initiative would look like, as my government (UK) is unlikely to produce anything equivalent any time soon. They and their opponents are too busy trying to prove that they’re not entirely...

Making the Move to IBM DB2 on Intel Xeon Processors

Cutting costs and complexity while boosting performance for mission-critical workloads

April 10, 2012 | by Greg Thomas
Cutting costs and complexity while boosting performance for mission-critical workloads

Is There a Better Option?

April 9, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
Is there a better option? Not a comment you ever want a customer to utter to themselves, especially in competitive industries such as telecommunications, banking, retail or insurance. In telecommunications, and for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) specifically, a fundamental tenet is that it...

No Mulligans Necessary with Smarter Analytics

April 6, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
FORE! Golf is all about analytics. As you watch golf on television or take "a good walk spoiled" yourself, think about all of the data calculations made before the right club is selected to hit a golf ball on the tee or fairway: What is the distance to the hole? Which club will carry me that...