Big Data

Reducing data pain with IBM Cloud Object Storage and Cisco

Do people within your organization communicate by attaching files to messages? Do they download videos and images? Do you have plans to use the cloud to store your corporate information assets, but haven’t done it yet? Have you had the experience of running out of storage space? Have you been unable to find where you […]

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Improving video engagement with an assist from Watson

Living in the golden age of video is a blessing and a curse. There’s more video content than ever to choose from, but we can spend more time deciding than actually watching. It’s a frustrating experience for consumers, but it’s especially worrisome for video content providers. As a result, media and entertainment companies are shifting […]

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The need for speed in IaaS platforms

When you look at the rapidly evolving infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market, you might get the impression that it’s a race to the bottom with commodity hardware, inexpensive storage options, ongoing price cuts and the like. If a cloud service provider can’t differentiate itself, things can get very ugly. That’s why one of the […]

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Cloud-based Project DataWorks aims to make data accessible, organized

Increasingly, data is a form of currency in business. Not just the data itself, but the ability to find just the right piece of information at just the right time. As organizations amass more and more data reaching into petabyte sizes, it can sometimes become diffuse, which can make it hard for someone to quickly […]

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Streaming video is disrupting spectator sports

This year’s Olympic Games marked a leap in how we watch sports. The on-demand, always-on habit that disrupted television was mirrored in this year’s Olympic Games. NBC streamed 3.3 billion minutes of Rio coverage, of which more than 2.7 billion minutes were live-streamed — a U.S. event record, according to the Sports Video Group. Just […]

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4 steps to set up a high-performance computing cloud instance

In recent years, an abundance of data has presented new challenges to companies. Increasingly, they’ve been turning to high-performance computing (HPC) to tackle these challenges. HPC is the process of aggregating computing power to accelerate system performance to solve large computation problems in science, engineering or business. The infrastructure for high-performance computing can be costly, […]

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Hybrid cloud storage: Past, present and future

Many CIOs and line-of-business leaders say flexible cloud solutions can make their businesses more innovative, agile and competitive. They understand the value that vast amounts of data can bring to their business. But that data requires storage solutions that can adapt to many types of use cases and work with on-premises, off-premises and hybrid cloud […]

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In pursuit: Chasing down data and stronger performance

In 2008, I saved the little bit of energy I had left in my tank to unleash a huge smile as I crossed the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid. I was overjoyed to have completed racing 140.6 miles, which included my first marathon. For six months, I followed a classic endurance training approach: base, […]

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The future of streaming video is dependent on analytics

The rapid growth of streaming video and internet-based television has empowered viewers to watch the content of their choice whenever they want, wherever they want, as often as they wish. Yet there are still pain points around the viewing experience, from irrelevant ads to compounding subscription fees and technical challenges to a lack of compelling […]

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Leap into the future with the first quantum computer anyone can use

Imagine a future in which a computer reduces the time and effort required to develop new drugs or saves lives with more accurate weather forecasting. Quantum computers find answers to complex sets of problems that today’s classical (non-quantum) computers are really bad at. Classical computers operate by sequentially manipulating “strings of bits” that can either […]

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Is your hybrid cloud storage strategy agile enough to handle data growth?

More than 80% of enterprises embarked on a hybrid cloud strategy in 2015, according to Rightscale’s 2015 State of the Cloud Survey. Driven by new workloads and the convergence of cloud, mobile, analytics, and cognitive technologies, data growth is increasing at an accelerated rate. Most of that data is unstructured, which means the strategies used […]

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3 ways data and analytics will evolve in the cloud

For cloud data analysts, 2015 was all about setting the foundation for the next era of managed services. This year, we’re making data analytics available at the customers’ fingertips, making it easier to consume and use the insights that the data provides. What Cloud Foundry did for application programmers, we’re providing for data analysts. As […]

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