Big data is, fundamentally, a cloud-computing approach to advanced analytics and data management. The images that come to mind when somebody says “cloud computing” are a) increasingly sprawling server farms and b) increasingly huge server racks arranged in endless rows within these farms. These “
I will be publishing my third book, Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative (MC Press, 2012). at the IBM Information on Demand Conference 2012 in Las Vegas. The book includes contributions from more than 30 IBM and non-IBM individuals.
It also has forewords from:
Inderpal Bhandari, Vice
Expertise is precious and hard-won. Perhaps you’ve cultivated it in-house through long-term investment in staff skills and training, in which case you risk having it walk all out the door at any time. Perhaps you’ve recruited experts externally, and paid a premium for their specialties. Perhaps you
How will you put big data to work for you? Begin your big data initiatives by exploring IBM's Big Data Virtual Event Center! Hear from a keynote speaker, visit different booths featuring different IBM solutions and learn how IBM is bringing big data to the enterprise…all at a time and place that’s
The Danish wind power plant manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems demonstrates impressively what can be accomplished today with big data and smarter analytics. It certainly convinced the 2012 Big Data Award jury at the Computerwoche Big Data Congress in Germany. Computerwoche magazine presented the 2012
As promised, we’re going to revisit a topic I introduced awhile ago in "Why Static Stinks". Based on what I’m seeing recently, static still stinks, so now is a good time to resurface our discussion. Collectively, we’re just not moving fast enough to fix the glaring issues that static–otherwise
Infographic: Big data is the digital convergence of structured data found inside databases, and unstructured data flowing from new sources like social networks, mobile devices, sensors, RFID, smart meters and financial systems. Today, organizations can capture and analyze any data, regardless of
Infographic: Today’s rapidly growing flood of big data represents immense opportunity for forward-thinking marketers. But to fully leverage the potential that exists within massive streams of structured and unstructured data, organizations must quickly optimize ad delivery, evaluate campaign
USC Annenberg Innovation Lab is using an IBM big data solution to conduct sophisticated social media analytics and natural language recognition to gauge positive and negative opinions shared in millions of public tweets. The project has been applied to political debates, sporting events, movies and
Data science’s learning curve is formidable. To a great degree, you will need a degree, or something substantially like it, to prove you’re committed to this career. You will need to submit yourself to a structured curriculum to certify you’ve spent the time, money and midnight oil necessary for
Everyone knows everything is bigger in China, and big data is no exception. This is why it is no surprise that big data interest is gaining a lot of momentum in China.
On August 23 and 24, IBM organized a technical summit in Beijing, and one of the main tracks was about big data. In fact, this
"Value" is the key word in several of my top picks this week. From saving money to saving lives to saving time in who you follow on Twitter, we're still finding new ways to get value from data.
“What Executives Don’t Understand About Big Data,” by Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review HBR Blog
More and more organizations are turning to Predictive Maintenance. These solutions help predict which asset or part of an asset is likely to fail or needs service, so organizations only replace parts or machinery when needed, not when they are “supposed to.”