Big Data

IBM GPU-Accelerated Semantic Similarity Search at Scale Shows ~30000x Speed Up

Modern data processing systems should be capable of ingesting, storing and searching across a prodigious amount of textual information. Efficient text search encompasses both a high quality of the results and the speed of execution across millions of documents. The amount of unstructured text-based data is growing every day. Querying, clustering, and classifying this big […]

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Capturing the value of place and time with geospatial-temporal insights

IBM Research is introducing an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope (Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository & Services), a unique cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. Terms like big data, analytics, data science, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have arisen in recent years to help explain […]

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IBM’s Spark scientists show off their latest code at Summit

Since its inaugural event in 2013, thousands of developers, scientists, analysts, researchers and executives from around the globe have trekked to the Spark Summit to talk about how the open source processing engine known as Apache Spark can apply big data, machine learning and data science to deliver new insights. With more than 1,000 contributors […]

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How Big Data is Making Scientists Smarter about Ebola

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak was a tragedy of enormous proportions. It caused the death of over 11,000 people, while more than 28,000 cases have been reported. From a socioeconomic, perspective, it has brought close to collapse the three African countries most directly impacted: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. During the outbreak and immediately […]

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