As our populations grow in a world of limited resources governments and individuals seek ways to lighten our load on the planet. In the Smart Grid R&D Program, PNNL investigates how modernizing the electric grid can help the US meet its carbon management goals. In The Smart Grid: An Estimation
Here are the quick-hit ponderings that I posted on the IBM Netezza Facebook page this past week. I started the week in a sentimental mood, then developed my 2020 vision, then tried my best to cram it all in memory, then into the palm of my hand, and then finally crammed far more recommendation
Optimality is the new nirvana. The promise of "next best action" is that, somehow, we can program the optimal automated response into every business scenario. Of course, this dream presupposes that someone in your organization can specify the optimal response for any scenario that your personnel
Here are the quick-hit ponderings that I posted on the IBM Netezza Facebook page this past week. Clearly, I was focused on the "big" side of big data, and on the "statistics" DNA of the analytics that power big data, and on the limits of what you can in fact "optimize" with big data and analytics
If there’s more and more data arriving and time isn’t expandingi, then data must be arriving at greater and greater velocity.
In my last post I talked about Variety in the Volume, Variety, Velocity triumvirate. There’s more to be said about that, but first I’d like to take a run at Velocity. We’ve
This is just a quick introductory note to let you know that I have joined IBM as Senior Program Director, Product Marketing, big data analytics Solutions, within the Netezza team.
My core reason for joining IBM is that it’s a great company with a full portfolio of best-of-breed solutions and
Most Netezza customers use SAS, so it’s natural that customers ask about the best way to integrate SAS and Netezza. This article outlines key best practices to consider when implementing a solution with SAS and Netezza.
A recurring question and point of debate in the realm of analytics is whether there exists any meaningful difference between data mining and statistics. (Text mining or text analytics is not addressed here, although this area of unstructured or semi-structured data analysis has certain
When I talk about the machine being ‘create table ready’ in less than 24 hour and about having existing applications up and running on production data in 3 days going 100 times faster with no tuning and no configuration, it’s time for the second wave of skepticism. But once again our customers
I had the honor this week of speaking with Om Malik of GigaOm on stage at the Structure: Big Data event in New York City. This was a first of its kind event, bringing together an incredibly interesting group of entrepreneurs, enterprises, industry luminaries, investors and press to discuss the
It seems a lifetime ago now, but since this is my first post of the new year i will allow myself a little backward look to the best bit of Christmas: watching 3 family films on Christmas day (with family): Bartok the Magnificent, Cabaret & A Night in Casablanca.
You’re supposed to enter the
Netezza's Karina Bernier talked with Ted Westerheide of Aginity at NRF's Big Show in New York City on Monday what Aginity offers its customers. Aginity, a Netezza partner, builds data production factories that make companies smarter, more responsive and more profitable. Aginity uses the power and
Two Gartner research reports covering data warehouse appliances are now available for download: “Are Data Warehouse Appliances in Your Future? Plan On It!” and “Hype Cycle for Data Management, 2010.”
From my reading of the former, I’m challenged to identify a situation when Gartner would suggest a