Apache Spark not only excels at data warehousing, in-memory environments for building data marts and other functions, it also is well suited for pulling data from a wide range of sources and transforming and cleansing that data in an Apache Hadoop cluster. And then there is Spark’s complementary
Machines are becoming ever more intelligent, but how effectively can they help humans make decisions across the social science spectrum? Find out how the US Air Force is using IBM Watson to chart a path through the morass that is the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
This short series of blogs for the business user is designed to turn key technologies into easy to understand concepts to help explain why they are needed in a modern digital enterprise. When looking at consumer and business transactions in today’s online world, many people may ask, “Why big data
Before the San Jose, California version of Strata + Hadoop World fades from memory, check out these five key experiences that highlighted this conference for data scientists, data engineers, developers and other IT professionals.
Over the past two years, several new entrants to the market and existing players have been rapidly building offerings, and the use cases for streaming analytics are pervasive. The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics, Q1 2016, reports “Streaming analytics are critical to building
In a podcast recorded at IBM InterConnect 2016, Roger Strukhoff, executive director, Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, shares his expert perspective on how open source initiatives are transforming the Internet Of Things.
Industry leaders are already ushering in the cognitive era in their own organizations, harnessing the flow of data across entire ecosystems of devices and networks. In this study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, take the profile of those who are already staking their claims
There may be more bytes of data than there are stars in the universe, but the Internet of Things is as practical and down-to-earth as it gets. Discover how becoming an IoT-enabled business can help you harness the power of data for you and your customers.
An open ecosystem thrives on a mature core platform. It also depends on partnering arrangements that incentivize solution providers to continue developing standards-based interoperability around the shared environment. Take a deeper dive into recent announcements of new open ecosystem milestones
In this episode of the Open for Data podcast, join Joe McKendrick in exploring the role of cloud computing in reshaping the global business environment — and find out how open source initiatives are driving that change.
When customers of telecommunications providers experience poor service, they readily switch service providers. By leveraging analytics, telecommunications providers can enhance the customer experience while minimizing customer churn and increasing customer loyalty.
Open source initiatives are reshaping the face of data science, bringing data professionals together to achieve previously infeasible goals. In this podcast, discover how the data science landscape is changing, transforming established business approaches to data.
Organizations that don’t take the time to plan a strategy for implementation of a big data solution can fall into traps that impact long-term business goals. Discover five key steps organizations can take to implement a strategy for big data solutions that capitalize on Spark technology.