bigdata

Melding mindsets: The Dat Project brings devs and researchers together to harness data

The Dat Project helps scientific researchers and other academics preserve and share large scientific datasets online and offline. We spoke to founder Max Ogden about the challenges of dealing with these large datasets—and with the scientists who create them.

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Conquering impossible goals with real-time analytics

The introduction of data sets and technology did not alone lead to Team USA’s incredible improvement. Instead, it was the combination of well-defined goals, strategic implementation of technology, and actionable, timely recommendations that led to their strong performance and results.

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Hadoop cluster up and running in minutes!

IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop now has a new service plan - Basic (now in Beta). With this you can now have a new Hadoop cluster up and running in under 10 minutes.

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IoT for Insurance: Delivering proactive protection for the connected consumer

Insurers now have the ability to not only obtain the full 360-degree context of their policyholders, but also to aggregate that data into intelligence needed to protect their policyholders and grow their business.

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Put your data to work faster with the right data preparation tools

Data is widely seen as the new source of competitive advantage, driving smarter decisions and helping enterprises out-think their rivals. But opportunities are often missed because it takes too long for business analysts, data scientists and application developers to get the data they need from multiple underlying systems, while going through cumbersome IT processes.

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Access Files in Object Storage from Streaming Analytics

Do you have a Streams application that you're interested in running in the cloud? If your application reads files from the local disk, some additional work may be necessary to make your files available in the cloud. This post describes how to access files from the Bluemix Object Storage Service so that they can be ingested by your application.

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IBM DataWorks Comes to Bluemix, Offering Point and Click Data Prep

Today we are announcing the availability on Bluemix of IBM DataWorks, a fully managed data preparation and movement service for IBM Cloud Data Services. DataWorks enables business analysts, developers, data scientists and engineers to put data to work. DataWorks empowers Bluemix users to access a variety of data sources both on the cloud and on premises and gives them the ability to shape, combine and wrangle the data using a familiar spreadsheet-like user interface, and deliver it to a wide ecosystem of cloud data services for analysis, visualization, modeling and other analytics tasks.

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Nine ways hybrid cloud delivers real IT and business benefit

What is hybrid cloud and how to exploit it for real value? Learn about the practical benefits, such as improvement to agile development, performance, skills and component reuse, leveraging hybrid cloud for test and development, etc. More...

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dashDB brings MPP Scale to IBM’s BLU Acceleration

dashDB recently added MPP scale out capabilities, which means that it is no longer constrained by single server capacity and can provide truly massive warehousing capacity through clustering. It also delivers the promised “BLU Acceleration” at MPP scale because it is built on top of IBM’s BLU Acceleration in-memory column store technology, actually extending its BLU technology into a true MPP column store.

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