Smart companies are finding new ways to squeeze more value out of their massive data storehouses. They’re unlocking insights from their data that build new business models, improve customer experiences and outpace competitors. So where do these business-changing insights come from?
Data, insights, cloud, agile, analytics. These are all terms that get thrown around a lot in technology these days. But the truth is that unless you can combine some or all of these concepts, the bottom line benefit to your business will likely not as great as you may expect.
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
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,
The word "hybrid" gets used a lot these days and can refer to many things from a database perspective. For system administrators, a hybrid database can mean provisioning the database in the cloud, on premise, or in an appliance, with the location being transparent to applications or end-users. For
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’.
Fundamentally, machine learning is a productivity tool for data scientists. As the heart of systems that can learn from data, machine learning allows data scientists to train a model on an example data set and then leverage algorithms that automatically generalize and learn both from that example
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.
IoT is the next goldmine of data. Today, it’s still largely untapped information that is primarily used for operational monitoring. By combining that data with traditional “corporate” data, you can improve customer service through faster problem recognition and response, react more quickly to a
The financial industry faces a wide range of priorities including customer experience, instant fulfillment, cyber security, risk management and compliance, and expenses. A modern financial services platform is needed to strengthen financial businesses as they progress into the future. And this
Internet of Things data, devices and technologies are evolving into a core platform that is expected to impact business flexibility and more. Take a look at some key comprehensive best practices for Internet of Things–enabled application development that can put speed and agility into your business
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.
In a recent CrowdChat discussion, a group of Hadoop and Spark subject matter experts from the IBM Analytics group discussed using cloud-based Hadoop and Spark services as a lever for business agility. From their contributions we drew ten hot topics and themes for experts in all areas of the big