As exciting as the Big Data for Social Good Challenge is, it is also a little intimidating to think of an idea big enough for big data. In this post, I’ll share some tips to get you going on the Challenge. Just like a term paper, beginning is the key to finishing, so let's get started.
Dirk deRoos tells us about the cost effectiveness of Hadoop. “One way that“Hadoop is being valuable to a business is in looking at what Hadoop can do that a lot of existing systems can’t do.”
Hadoop can be used as a landing zone to explore data and determine what is of value to send to the
All the data in the world isn't helpful unless you put it to use. Employees spend countless hours just pulling data together and making sense of it. We set out to close the data divide between those that are able to put data to work, and those that aren’t. Our cloud-born data services provide data
IBM this week announced dashDB, which brings cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics. dashDB helps customers to ensure that infrastructure doesn't stand in the way of them realizing fast value from an agile enterprise data warehouse. Many smaller and mid-sized users have little
Without modernization techniques it's becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to manage their data warehouses effectively. Today's data load demands Hadoop and modern warehouse technologies, including appliances and in-memory. Ani Worlikar, Program Director for big data solutions at IBM,
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for
SQL-on-Hadoop offerings, such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with Big SQL, can help IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big data world. A new Big SQL technology preview is available so you can try it out for yourself.
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights is an industry-standard Hadoop offering that combines the best of open source software with enterprise-grade features. Let’s talk about some key features of the distribution and the top ten reasons to love it.