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
Some organizations misunderstand the optimized way to use Hadoop and Spark together, primarily because of their complexity. But investing in both technologies enables a broad set of big data analytics and application development use cases. See what Niru Anisetti and Rohan Vaidyanathan have to say
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
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
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
The combination of Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark has become a killer app for data practitioners. It unlocks the ability to explore, visualize and experiment with both structured and unstructured data sets with great ease and efficiency. We spoke recently with Chris Snow at IBM
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.
Apache Spark 2.0 and Apache SystemML are now available in IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop on Bluemix, accessible in the Basic plan under BigInsights for Apache Hadoop. Choose from among a wider array of capabilities than ever before as you take advantage of these additions to your cluster
Chris Snow, a data and application architect, enjoys helping customers with their data architectures and is working extensively on an open source app project in his spare time. Hear what Snow has to say about his IT experience spanning several industries, his current efforts with customers and his
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
Developers and data engineers’ horizons are broadening with the advent of technologies designed to help them build and deploy analytics applications quickly and easily. Take part in the open beta of the Basic Plan for IBM BigInsights on Cloud to find out what lies in your future as you build
Deriving actionable insight from data and analytics is shifting to unified, cloud-based platforms that can be used by a variety of analysis personas. Take a look at a national retail chain scenario demonstrating how a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end analytics in the cloud can provide the
Never has the impossibility of a one-size-fits-all solution been more apparent in computing than in the field of data warehousing. Instead of trying to shoehorn data into a data warehousing solution so general as to be ineffectual, look to hybrid capabilities to supply answers tailored to your data
How can you make the most of Hadoop in your enterprise? Create a pattern of success in your organization by incorporating Hadoop in your broader data architecture as a way of providing meaningful insights to your company.