This is the fourth in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. Read our introduction to the series. This blog concerns itself with the rise of open source software and how it is used for a whole host of analytical purposes. However, as will be seen in this blog, there are significant gaps in
Although NoSQL database technology has been around for a long time (before SQL actually), not until the advent of Web 2.0, when companies such as Google and Amazon began using the technology, did NoSQL’s popularity really take off. Market Research Media forecasts NoSQL Market to be $3.4 Billion by
Building a data lake is one of the stepping stones towards data monetization use cases and many other advance revenue generating and competitive edge use cases. What are the building blocks of a “cognitive trusted data lake” enabled by machine learning and data science?
In many cases the data lake can be defined as a super set of repositories of data that includes the traditional data warehouse, complete with traditional relational technology. One significant example of the different components in this broader data lake, is in terms of different approaches to the
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
When the data lake is deployed as an infrastructure to be exploited by different users in various departments with their own needs, their own different requirements and often their own dialects in terms of a business language, then a universal translator can become very useful. Especially with the
It is said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire preceding history of mankind. It would be interesting to find out how much of this data has been analyzed and put to good use. Analyzing and harnessing big data is undoubtedly the major challenge of the day for all
Elderly care is on tap to be a critical need in the coming decades. See how Caregivers.com is using cloud computing and mobile technologies to provide greater choice for families and higher wages for in-home caregivers.
The unprecedented evolution of social media data’s influence on business can have tremendous impact on how customers are integrated into organizational goals and practices. See why more organizations than ever are using social media data to take a customer-centric approach to evolving their
Data models for developing data warehouses need to evolve for managing and defining data lakes. This first installment of a blog series on charting the data lake introduces the potential role of data models in data lake environments and how they need to take an active role in defining and managing
Data transformation doesn’t have to mean moving data away from its source. Rather, modern approaches to data transformation offer a range of advantages that can help enhance performance while heightening access to data.
Ever hear of the Big Data Dudes? If not, crawl out from under that rock and see what these intrepid big data and analytics heroes are up to in their latest analytics blockbuster, "Big Data Dudes and the Lost in Las Vegas Mystery."
The concept of big data fabric represents a fundamental change in how businesses approach data storage, fast data analytics, and streaming data to make it much easier, faster, and simpler to retrieve actionable information and increase the value that you can get from customer data.
Emerging technologies—3D printing, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobile computing, sensors, wearable devices and the like—are transforming the ways in which modern organizations manage and use data. But much of that data remains unused. Successfully capitalizing on information
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the