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September 19, 2017

IBM Analytics Engine beta goes live

We are excited to announce the beta of the IBM Analytics Engine, providing a single Hadoop and Spark service under the Watson Data Platform. It makes it easier for data engineers, data scientists and developers to develop and deploy analytics applications. With integration through Jupyter notebooks in Data Science Experience, IBM Analytics Engine provides the foundation for executing data science and machine learning workloads. The IBM Analytics Engine utilizes the Hortonworks Data Platform as the underlying Hadoop distribution, providing access to a market leading open source Hadoop distribution.

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August 10, 2016

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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June 28, 2016

BigInsights 4.2 release – Q&A with Program Director Priya Krishnan

With the release of BigInsights 4.2, IBM is making self-service, powerful advanced analytics - including Apache Spark - available on an optimal Hadoop distribution. To find out more, we chatted with Priya Krishnan, Program Director and Product Manager for BigInsights at IBM, about the new release and how its comprehensive, open, and flexible architecture makes the delivery of big data analytics and business applications easier.

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February 29, 2016

BigInsights on Cloud: Making Hadoop easier to adopt with a managed services strategy

Hadoop is a powerful technology, but it’s not the easiest to get up and running, particularly for companies that don’t have any experience of big data technologies. Jim Wankowski, Technical Sales Specialist for IBM Cloud Data Services, talks us through the challenges that many businesses face when adopting technologies such as Hadoop.

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February 9, 2016

BigInsights on Cloud: Where Critical Data Goes to Achieve Enterprise-Grade Security

IBM BigInsights on Cloud is an enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distribution designed to enable analytics on larger volumes of data more cost-effectively. Earlier in this interview series, Rohan Vaidyanathan, offering manager for BigInsights on Cloud, introduced the service and explored specific use cases for big data projects. In this installment, Rohan is joined by Katherine Franklin, program director for security and compliance, to share some important security developments around BigInsights and other Cloud Data Services offerings.

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October 29, 2015

BigInsights on Cloud: How businesses are getting insight the right way

IBM BigInsights is an enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution designed to enable analytics on larger volumes of data more cost-effectively. In part 1 of this interview, we sat down with Rohan Vaidyanathan, the offering manager for BigInsights on Cloud, to discuss major benefits of the cloud service. In this installment, we'll talk about how companies are actively using BigInsights on Cloud today to tackle their big data projects.

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October 23, 2015

BigInsights on Cloud: Major benefits and future enhancements

IBM BigInsights is an enterprise-ready Hadoop distribution designed to enable analytics on larger volumes of data more cost-effectively. We sat down with Rohan Vaidyanathan, the offering manager for BigInsights on Cloud, to talk about the major benefits of the cloud service and get the scoop on the enhancements coming down the pike this year. In part two, we’ll talk about the how companies are actively using BigInsights on their big data projects.

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January 23, 2015

Tracking the spread of contagious disease using Bluemix

As I noted in my previous blog entry, Graduate students learn and innovate on Bluemix, the Bluemix platform as a service (PaaS) is not only a business solution, but also an excellent environment to learn and sharpen your programming skills. Today's entry presents a Bluemix application developed by my students called Plague Tracker. This blog entry describes the web solution we have developed for limiting the spread of contagious diseases.

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August 26, 2014

Hands-on with Hadoop in Minutes

With the advent of IBM Bluemix, it has never been easier to start playing with Hadoop, specifically IBM’s Analytics for Hadoop. The IBM Analytics for Hadoop Bluemix service leverages IBM’s Hadoop offering, BigInsights, to power the latest mobile, web and cloud applications. It also provides an opportunity for enterprise IT administrators who are looking to adopt Hadoop, to explore the rich enterprise features that BigInsights provides. If you are new to Hadoop technology and want to get hands-on quick, you have come to the right place.

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