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
Dwaine Snow is a Global Big Data and Data Science Technical Sales Manager at IBM. He has worked for IBM for more than 20 years, focusing on relational databases, data warehousing, and the new world of big data analytics. He has written eight books and numerous articles on database management, and
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
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
Why has IBM created its own distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and what makes it stand out from the competition? We asked Prasad Pandit, program director, product management, Hadoop and open analytics systems, at IBM to give us a tour of the reference architecture for IBM Open Platform
IBM extended Big SQL, which was formerly exclusive to the IBM Open Platform (IOP), to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) in September 2016. I recently spoke with Berni Schiefer, an IBM fellow in the IBM Analytics group, to learn more about the offering and the ongoing IBM focus on SQL.
Although formerly exclusive to the IBM Hadoop Platform, the extension of Big SQL to the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) meets the challenge of complex data warehousing queries on Hadoop. See what Paul Yip, worldwide product strategy for Hadoop and Spark at IBM, has to say about what this transition
IBM invented the SQL language and the concept of a query optimizer back in the late 1970s. Four decades later, how and where we store data has changed dramatically, but the expertise to optimize queries derived from decades of advanced research remains a core IBM competency. And the ability to
And they said resilience—continuous data access in the face of outages, failures and downtime—across distributed data sources is impossible. Yet the recent IBM BigInsights release offers this capability in its IBM Big Replicate technology. Get an inside look at resilience in an interview with Jim
Whether organizations want to extract customer data beyond names and addresses from unstructured data sources; pull specific dates, times or monetary amounts; predict trends from sentiment data; or engage in many other uses, text analytics is the way to go. Learn the details of text analytics, and
With BigInsights having established itself as a leader and with IBM focused on a Cloud First Strategy, we saw the opportunity to help customers reduce these capital and management costs, to enable them to focus on running the analytics for business advantage while providing BigInsights on a dynamic
Performing programmatic actions on data across services is quite possible in today’s technology ecosystem. And now, the transfer of data across services such as the dashDB data warehouse and deploying it in new environments is also possible. However, the questions often asked by customers center on
In the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion in the number and variety of organizations that are adopting big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark and the recent trend to leverage data services in the cloud. How are enterprises coping?
From the general session to the Hack the Weather finals, attendees at Insight 2015 enjoyed an embarrassment of riches on day two of the conference. Read on for a rundown of the sessions and events that made the second day of Insight a resounding success.