In any successful modern organization, analytics is likely to play a central role in helping decision-makers design and execute effective business strategies. At IBM, as we work with clients across the globe, we’re seeing ever-increasing levels of maturity and confidence in data-driven business
For today’s data scientists and data engineers, the data lake is a concept that is both intriguing and often misunderstood. While there are many good resources about data lakes on ibm.com and other websites, there is also a lot of hype and spin. As a result, it can be difficult to get a clear
Data is often the catalyst that drives business direction and growth. However, if data is cryptic and not understood, then how can such data contribute to such direction or growth? Just like in life, we learn from our past, as we gain direction and insight from previous events or activities to make
There is a growing need for versatile, hybrid architectures that can combine the best of both data warehousing and big data analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution, because it makes it easier to build a robust data warehouse as a central “hub”, and then add other environments that can be
Holiday operations can be quite demanding for any organization, but if you operate from the North Pole and work against the clock all year to meet your late December deadline, then you need big data and analytics. Hear what big data and advanced analytics expert Tripp Braden had to say about this
IBM has identified a number of common problems that many businesses find themselves facing in their various stages of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark adoption. As a result, IBM has developed a set of support services to help customers accelerate time-to-value outcomes and reduce risk when building
At the core of many big data architectures is Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. Organizations adopting these technologies for their big data journey are nevertheless at different levels of maturity. Hear what Prasad Pandit had to say in an interview with Andrea Braida about how IBM is evolving its
Many forward-thinking organizations want to investigate how big data analytics helps them outthink and outperform the competition. However, many also are challenged with finding the right talent to run the operations, keep the data secure and figure out how to leverage the myriad tools at their
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your
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Essentially, Monte Carlo simulations predict an outcome not from the actual values of input data (which aren’t known) but from the likely (aka “simulated”) values of that data (based on their probability distributions). These simulations can prove invaluable for assessing risks in many real-world
Although spreadsheets offer a stable, attractive option when working with numbers, they can fall far short when they are applied to enterprise-scale statistical analytics. Weigh the limitations of spreadsheets against the benefits of a sophisticated, enterprise-grade statistical analysis tool for
The Internet of Things continues to be a land of opportunity in so many areas. Take a look at this overview of steps to innovation and success factors along with the risks and pitfalls to avoid in your Internet of Things journey.
Some financial organizations may have been waiting to make a move to adopt an enterprise-scale planning analytics solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. Now, the anticipated release of an on-premises and cloud-based version of IBM Planning Analytics just may be the tipping point for
Open source tools continue to foster non-stop innovation throughout the Insight Economy. So it’s no surprise that open-source languages—most notably, R--have moved to the center of enterprise statistical analytics and data management.