We are in a new era of big data where organizations must leverage modern warehouse technologies (appliances, in-memory) to reduce cost and speed up analytics. "A modernized data warehouse takes advantage of new in-memory capabilities and IBM PureData for Analytics, powered by Netezza and DB2," says
Databases have been around for decades, but suddenly there’s renewed interest in database technology. Nancy Hensley, director of marketing and strategy for databases and database systems at IBM, joined the show to explain what is happening in the industry to drive this interest. She also described
Cloud computing is gaining momentum, and for good reason. Some people consider it for overall IT cost savings, others are drawn to the promise of reduced capital expense and other people are looking to solve pressing IT issues. Kimberly Madia, product marketing manager for IBM big data, joined us
DeveloperWorks big data and analytics editor, Barb Wetmore, brings you a summary of the latest how-to technical content for developers. This month includes enabling Watson to use sensor data, using the BLU Acceleration service in the Codename: BlueMix cloud platform, detecting and tracking the
The Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for new business opportunities and new client experiences that transform our experience in many ways. Read on to explore how you can leverage the IoT for informed decision making and local analytics by connecting the unconnected. .
IBM announced a number of new cloud offerings with the IBM Cloud Marketplace at the center. It is designed to be an easy access, technical marketplace for all users (business through IT and development) to access solutions and technologies on demand, with a growing number in the big data and
IBM’s recent addition of big data and analytic services into Bluemix will empower today’s application developer with an unmatched pool of resources. It will drastically reduce the time and cost for developers to get an analytical application off the ground and open new doors for immediate trial.
It’s powerful, fast, agile, simple and affordable for everyone; It’s BLU Acceleration for Cloud. Still in beta, BLU is continually being enhanced with fixes and new features. This week at IBM Impact 2014 we heard much about BLU for Cloud, including its positioning in BlueMix, added features and
With business outcomes front and center, emboldened decision makers want data and analytics systems that are fast, easy and smart. New cloud-based initiative BlueInsight aims to deliver on that promise to business and knowledge workers, unleashing them to pursue what they do best—taking action
As we head into Day 2 of IBM Impact 2014 conference goers, both real and virtual, seem abuzz with the notion of the “Composable Business.” The term was first introduced by Robert LeBlanc, IBM SVP for Software and Cloud Solutions in the Day 1 general session:
“A ‘Composable Business’ is a business
In a recent report titled "CIO 100 for 2013," 100 companies were recognized for demonstrating the strategic partnership of IT and business. IBM and several of its clients appeared on its list. This post takes a closer look at the successful big data projects that landed them on this list.
Where global survival is concerned, no one can truly be an optimist or pessimist. That's because no one knows for sure whether the planetary ecosystem is self-healing, per the fabled Gaia Hypothesis, or whether disruptions from human and other sources could tip us all over the edge of extinction
2013 certainly was an eventful year for Big Data. Some highlights:
Over the last 12 months, we saw the technologies that constitute Big Data, namely Hadoop and NoSQL data stores, continue to mature with a special focus on those elusive “enterprise-grade features” and on bringing SQL-style,