Big data & analytics

Have your lake and swim in it too

Looking around the industry, it is clear that many organizations are focused on providing an enterprise-wide data access strategy, notably through the creation of a “data lake.” The data lake methodology focuses on copying all data from across the enterprise into a single, centralized repository.  The data lake is usually hosted on a scalable clustered […]

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An optimized platform for big data and machine learning

For organization leaders seeking to deploy the most efficient platform for big data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and cognitive applications, IBM and Hortonworks have partnered to certify IBM Spectrum Scale with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on x86 servers. This adds to previous certifications for IBM Spectrum Scale and HDP on IBM Power servers. IBM […]

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Honoring cognitive trailblazers

Last week in San Jose, I had the honor of presenting the inaugural “IBM Cognitive Honors” award at the Hortonworks Luminaries dinner, in conjunction with DataWorks Summit. IBM Cognitive Honors seeks to recognize individuals making noteworthy advances in AI/machine learning within their company or organization. The journey to cognitive and AI often starts with advanced […]

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Assembling an all-star team for HPC and beyond

While many organizations have embraced HPC and big data as part of an overall strategy to drive competitiveness, the uptake of these methods is not universal.  Some organizations without the in-house skills, struggle to deploy and maintain HPC environments.  This raises many concerns including the ones below: My user base consists of research and data […]

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Exciting new capabilities for deploying SAP HANA

Earlier this year, SAP and IBM announced that SAP Business Warehouse deployments on SAP HANA could be integrated with IBM Power Systems, achieving a level of flexibility, resiliency and performance that customers tell us is unique in the industry. Now, just a few months later, we have several new milestones to report. First, IBM Power […]

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Empowering your company with analytics and IBM Systems at Insight 2015 – Day 3 highlights

Disruption. It’s happening in industries across the marketplace, so how do you make your mark to become an agent of change? Wednesday’s General Session addressed this and more, starting with a surprise announcement. IBM is acquiring all of the digital assets of the Weather Channel, tying closely into the theme of data. Ron Howard, Brian […]

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Empowering your company with analytics and IBM Systems at Insight 2015 – Day 2 highlights

How does weather impact sales of soup? If you attended the Day 2 General Session at Insight, you can probably give an expert answer. Today was spent talking about how, with data science, you can build a business culture that will enable you to act faster, ask more questions and think creatively about solutions for […]

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The API economy Is fueling cognitive business

If you attended Insight, either in person or via Insight Go, you hopefully had the chance to catch the Systems & Architecture Super Session entitled, “From Challenges to Shared Vision: The Path toward a Comprehensive Big Data Analytics Solution.” To hear more on this, please join me on November 11th at 11 AM EST or […]

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Empowering your company with analytics and IBM Systems at Insight 2015 – Day 1 highlights

First days of these big conferences always have an extra layer of commotion to them. Hordes of people are swarming around just about every corner of the warehouse-size conference rooms, checking in and assembling lanyard badges, scanning the packed schedule booklets, some still dragging suitcases from McCarran Airport. You hear enthusiastic greetings and chatter as […]

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