Big data is driving massive changes in healthcare. Hear from Hear from Founder and Director of Emory Center for Clinical Care Dr. Tim Buckman and Executive VP and CFO of the largest health care delivery system in the George, Matt Muhart. Both deliver better safer care at lower costs with big data
Quick. Name one difference between data and big data. It’s bigger, of course, and it comes in faster, in more shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s hard to sort the trustworthy from the noise. For a big data developer, the trick is to find tools and technologies that can be applied to traditional
Whether you call it stream computing, data in motion or real-time data, there’s no doubt that one of the most important aspects of big data is being able to capture, process and analyze data as it is happening. This is the velocity component of anybody’s definition of big data.
Unlike data that’s
Did you know that next year, 2014, the number of mobile phones in the world will exceed the number of humans? Are you ready for the rise of the cell phone?
It can be overwhelming, but smart telecommunications providers are turning call record data into actionable insight. How? By using predictive
Telecommunications service providers are facing new and difficult challenges. They need to serve increasingly demanding customers, support advanced mobile technology and handle unprecedented spikes in network traffic. Analytics of big data in motion delivers tangible business value including
In my last post, we explored how audience data sources from inside and outside of the media organization can be “unified and utilized” for game-changing applications such as demand forecasting for Opening Weekend Box Office (OWBO) using big data analytics.
Our results showed that IBM achieved high
As a kid, I used to love playing with puddles of water during rainy days (Unlike the millennials, we Gen-X did live closer to nature, didn’t we?). My favourite game was operating the “marbles cleaning factory.” The factory would get water from the puddle via my hand-constructed stream. It was quite
Technology vendors often tout their "real-time" products - but what does "real time" really mean? And is it what you need? Tom Deutsch compares real time to "customer time," which he says is the more meaningful measure: delivering the performance in the amount of time that it's needed and can be
It seems like a “Back to the Future” moment. Here we are with the IBM InfoSphere Streams v3.2 announcement, the latest version of our product for handling stream computing and complex event processing. Yet 5 years ago this month, we had IBM System S v3.2. Looking back, we had three manuals for
We know data is omnipresent in our world; that’s no secret. By now, most are familiar with the “Vs” of big data – volume, variety, velocity and veracity. Organizations are finding innovative ways to harness big data for competitive advantage. But if you stop and think about it, what we are really
The telecommunications industry has dealt with big data for years, for example tracking individual wires into peoples’ homes and places of business. Detailed billing to track time and duration of each telephone call, even for local billing in the 1980s, introduced a huge influx of data to manage
Recently, various publications including the Times of India, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and CNET (just to name a few) have been abuzz with news of IBM’s partnership with international automotive supplier Continental. On September 10, at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, IBM and
During a recent conference, I had the privilege of speaking with clients from many different organizations about their big data challenges. Most were very excited and just starting down the path of harnessing its power. Tempering this excitement was a concern about the complexity of big data