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Optimizing data lake infrastructure

Big data & analytics, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

In today’s world, data is the new oil, and there’s a great need to preserve that data for exploration and to derive value. A “data lake” acts as a repository that consolidates an organization’s data into a governed and well-managed environment that supports both analytics and production workloads. It embraces multiple data platforms, such as ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Linux on x/86 is different from Linux on Power

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems, Linux systems...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. In the last post, I put aside the myth that IBM Power Systems has no cloud strategy. In this post, we’ll look at a myth that has been propagated by ...read more


Are you making the best of your Spark environment?

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

All companies are in the data business now. By empowering your organization to make data-driven decisions at a high speed, with optimal resource utilization, IT will soon become the data hero that helps shape the future of the business. Organizations from varied spheres are thus enthusiastic about 21st-century data science. “Big data” solutions have been ...read more


Looking into the future of IT: Will AI rule the world?

AI, Deep learning, IBM Systems Lab Services...

In the first part of this “future of IT” series, I posed the question: What will IT look like a decade from now? To begin the conversation, I outlined the three major segments of IT — procedural IT, statistical IT and machine learning IT — noting that machine learning will see the most growth in ...read more


The future of IT: Keep an eye on machine learning

AI, Big data & analytics, Deep learning...

What will IT look like a decade from now? We’ve seen enormous growth in big data and analytics in the past decade, and this area of technology will continue to transform how business is done. Not just that — but machine learning breakthroughs will bring new ways of analyzing and using that data. To start ...read more


How a strong cloud architecture primes you for hybrid cloud

Cloud computing, DevOps, Digital transformation...

Across the information technology world, cloud has become ubiquitous. Cloud computing has inspired many startups to adopt technology quickly and deliver services that would have taken months to develop and deliver in the traditional era. While companies ride that wave, many have come to the realization that not all workloads are cloud friendly. Data privacy, ...read more


Artificial intelligence is coming: Are you ready? (Part 2)

AI, Deep learning, IBM Systems Lab Services...

In part 1 of this blog series, I set the stage with how artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed in recent years and outlined an approach to build an AI strategy. Now, let’s look at data transformation, training techniques and subsequent steps in the AI journey. Data transformation and training techniques for your AI strategy Here ...read more


Fast data: The future of big data

Data security, Integrated infrastructure, Internet of things...

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently ...read more


IBM at DataWorks Summit: The future of data science

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud storage, Power servers...

Marketplace disruptors have one thing in common: data science. Data science is the process of discovering hidden insights from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, using methods such as machine learning, data mining and predictive analytics. This multi-disciplinary approach is changing the way organizations solve problems and gain competitive advantage. Join IBM at the ...read more