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developerWork's Scott Laningham interviews IBM Big Data Evangelist, James Kobielus, on why big data is so important, the role of Apache Hadoop and IBM BigInsights in making sense of big data, the evolving role of the data scientist, and and where data warehousing and big intelligence fit in.
Big data is going to change the way you do things in the future, how you gain insight, and make decisions (the change isn’t going to be a replacement, rather a synergy and extension). This book will help you get up to speed quickly on this technology and to show you the unique things IBM is doing
What is “event processing”? What are the similarities and differences between complex event processing and stream computing? Why would you want to use these techniques? Roger Rea, IBM InfoSphere Streams product manager, answers these questions and others.
With so many conversations about big data, it is inevitable that there will be some mis-information and misunderstandings, some of which take on mythical proportions. James Kobielus, IBM big data evangelist, sets the record straight.