The biggest table in any Netezza database that I know of has over 600 billion rows!! That’s the claim made by our customer, Catalina Marketing.
So although most of the data in the world is not relational, there is a huge amount of relational data and IBM technologies are more than capable of
As our populations grow in a world of limited resources governments and individuals seek ways to lighten our load on the planet. In the Smart Grid R&D Program, PNNL investigates how modernizing the electric grid can help the US meet its carbon management goals. In The Smart Grid: An Estimation
Imagine if Netflix never updated your movie preferences, or even worse, never asked what you liked in the first place. Imagine if your spam folder never adapted to the changing inbound spam. Or finally, imagine that your Internet radio station presented a fixed playlist that didn’t bother to ask
The US spends far more than any other nation on healthcare. In 2009, health care costs reached $2.5 trillion dollars - - more than $8000/person and 17% of GDP, up from 13.4% in 2000. Yet, as is widely cited in healthcare circles, the US fails to achieve acceptable results from all this spending,
The human condition is an unfathomable mystery, a complex stew of biological, genetic, behavioral, cultural, environmental, psychological, and spiritual factors.
But fathom it we must. When our personal condition stumbles from wellness to illness, we will use any resources at our disposal,
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disorder that afflicts many in the primes of their lives. The biomedical research community has ramped up its use of big data analytics to illuminate the myriad factors that contribute to the onset and progression of MS.
On April 26, IBM announced
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
When I hear the term inventory management industries that first spring to mind are manufacturing and retail, so I listened closely when I heard a specialist from our financial services team using the term. Banks and other finance companies must exercise tight control of their computing assets to
In talking to customers, analysts and partners at the National Retail Federation “Big Show” last week, it was clear to me that retailers are trying to find the “holy grail” in the cross-channel retailing environment that offers “one view of the customer across all channels.” Power has shifted to
2011 finished with the European leg of the 2011 Global Netezza Roadshow. We shared product updates, customer case studies and just got together with our community in Paris, London, Milan and Frankfurt. A year ago I wrote about a great restaurant in Milan that I visited when I was there for the
Architecting Big Data Solutions Series
"Our real secret sauce is to take our analytical skills and capabilities and blend that with our offerings around Big Data technologies to execute more effective marketing for our clients", says Russ Pearlman, CTO of Merkle Inc.
We are seeing a growing trend,
[x+1], a leading audience targeting platform, has achieved remarkable success in executing marketing campaigns for their clients by analyzing massive volumes of advertising data in near real-time. Their story is highlighted in the case study materials below, and while it is compelling for many
All too often, the morning news brings us a headline about another potentially catastrophic failure in a manufacturing part or process, such as the recent mid-flight airliner fuselage crack or tire failures associated with vehicle rollovers. Certainly, manufacturers have many processes in place to
Netezza's globetrotting reporter Karina Bernier is in Las Vegas for MicroStrategy World 2011, where the buzz is about retail high-performance analytics (powered by Netezza TwinFin appliances of course). Check out Karina's interviews with Vipul Patel of Michaels Stores, Wei Zheng of Informatica, Al