Dr. Barry Devlin, a data management authority and founder of 9sight Consulting, published a new white paper on big data titled “The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts.” The paper provides a colorful and thought-provoking look at big data using animal analogies such as elephants, eagles and reptiles to
Big data is the core of your new enterprise application architecture. In the broader evolutionary picture, analytics and transactions will share a common big data infrastructure, encompassing storage, processing, memory, networking and other resources. More often than not, these workloads will run
CMOs (and their ranks of retail marketers and agencies) are working to bring creative-driven and data-driven marketing and advertising together in order to deliver relevance to consumers, drive stronger sales and discover deeper insight into audiences.
The fact is that CMOs are increasingly being
For the past few years, healthcare transformation discussions have centered around EMR adoption, data exchange and interoperability. As we conquer EMR adoption and begin to see the fruits of data exchange (albeit slowly), the conversation swings to analytics to inform and transform clinical and
The biggest service a university can do for its students is to prepare them for a career. That seems pretty self-evident, but too often the courses are too narrow or too focused on “book learning.”
An innovative new course at the University of Montana is casting that old model aside, thanks to the
Unified management tooling is important for low lifecycle cost of ownership and high administrator productivity. Appliances are workload-optimized systems, but they still require human administrators to oversee a wide range of workload management and other optimization, troubleshooting and
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
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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