Software defined infrastructure

What frustrates data scientists working on a Hadoop project?

Recently I talked to a data scientist experimenting with various Hadoop distributions and learned that the first step involved in any Hadoop project — before any analytics jobs can be run — is to copy the data to be analyzed into HDFS storage. HDFS is the Hadoop Distributed File System purpose built for Hadoop-based analytics. […]

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IBM Elastic Storage Server: Three keys to successful implementation

How often have you had an implementation go south on you and later found out that it was something you would have discovered in a planning session? Maybe it was a network switch setting? Or did you find out that you did not have sufficient knowledge or training to complete the implementation? We’ve all had […]

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Improving chip yield rates with cognitive manufacturing

When we think about manufacturing in electronics we usually think about the assembly of the final product, rather than the manufacture of all of the individual components.  Right at the start of the supply chain are the microchips themselves.  As components, they are relatively cheap per unit, but the design complexity and manufacturing setup costs […]

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Goldilocks finds that secure cloud bursting is just right

In the world of IT, it is difficult to accomplish the Goldilocks balance of getting things “just right,” rather than having too few computing resources or too many. It’s easy to say you can never have too much compute power, but the reality is that there is always a tradeoff and any money saved on […]

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IBM and Red Bull Racing together in 2017

Formula One is an incredibly fast-moving sport. So is the speed of innovation. Fast, highly accurate data-driven decision making, from design and development processes right through to on-track performance, is critical for success. The Red Bull Racing Formula One Team eagerly prepares for the first race of the season with 52 race wins, 8 World […]

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An ocean of possibilities with VersaStack

What lies just beneath the surface often surprises you. For example, on its surface, the recently announced VersaStack for Hybrid Cloud is a powerful new solution for deploying both converged infrastructure and hybrid cloud resources all within one platform. That in itself is remarkable. But dive into VersaStack on one of the award-winning IBM FlashSystem […]

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A spectrum of healthcare benefits

In terms of its impact on our lives, perhaps no industry benefits more from the information revolution than healthcare. To achieve the outcomes we want, healthcare leverages 21st century information technology: Big data analytics, mobile and social platforms, unstructured data from thousands of clinical sensors, cognitive solutions such as those provided by IBM Watson and […]

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Train your AI, feed your head

Machine learning.  Deep learning.  AI, or artificial intelligence.  Since I read the book The Computer and the Brain written by the mathematician John von Neumann, comparisons between the human brain and computers have always fascinated me.  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about the promise of AI, and how it will help […]

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IBM Storage in action at HIMSS17

Today, many healthcare enterprises find themselves dealing with too much data, delivering too little insight. And as we move forward, the challenge will grow. By 2020, it’s estimated that the amount of medical knowledge available to us will double every 73 days, and doctors may have to tackle 200 times the amount of medical data […]

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