The first airplane, “Flyer,” had two flight controls: a hip cradle and a wooden lever. The pilot could feel wind, navigate by sight and react by managing simple tools to manipulate the wings, the rudder and the elevator. A commercial airliner today has hundreds of controls for reacting to numerous systems in flight including hydraulics, […]
If you’re responsible for analyzing data, you are almost certainly acquainted with Apache Spark. There’s a strong chance you’ve already begun a development project, or at least kicked the tires. Very often Spark is positioned as a “better Hadoop,” but people rarely write about the aspect of Spark that is poised to revolutionize the way […]
In a world where global mobile data traffic grew an estimated 74 percent in 2015, and every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, analyzing that data for valuable insights can be a daunting task. Business leaders have long understood that such insights, derived from these oceans of data, are where companies can gain […]
Companies across all industries are increasingly turning to a hybrid cloud model, combining their on-premise systems with the public cloud to open new opportunities for their businesses. By 2017, more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). These enterprises see the potential for […]
As medium and large-enterprise clients look to expand their business insights by applying analytics to big data, they require a cost-effective, high-performing, resilient and secure infrastructure. These businesses are taking various approaches to organizing their structured and unstructured big data for analytics, including the following: Offloading their historical operational data from a data warehouse to […]
What’s driving the viral growth of the cluster-computing framework Fortune calls the “Taylor Swift” of big data software? Performance. Enterprises able to harness Apache Spark can run critical analytic applications up to 100 times faster than before. Once deployed, the framework helps organizations make crucial decisions rapidly as they process ever-growing volumes of data needed […]
The push for customized offerings is found everywhere in the business world, especially in the IT systems that underpin organizations. Companies want to choose the resources that best meet their needs, and they want to make the most of their IT spending on those resources. When we launched IBM LinuxONE in August, providing companies a […]
If you are wondering whether Spark is “for real” as an enterprise solution, the Spark Summit 2015, held recently in San Francisco, strongly suggested that we will be seeing a lot more of it in enterprise environments in the coming months.