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James Kobielus, Senior Program Director for IBM's Big Data Analytics, is interviewed by Scott Laningham. During the interview Mr. Kobielus discusses why big data is so important, the role of Apache Hadoop and IBM BigInsights in making sense of big data, the evolving role of the data scientist, and and where data warehousing and big intelligence fit in. Click the here to view the interview video
PewResearch Center published the results of their latest Big Data study on the internet. The report discusses what experts are saying about Big Data hype and hope. Mark Wash co-founder of Geniusrocket.com is quoted as saying “IBM Smarter Planet will make energy use and traffic congestion get better”. The report provided the following quote from the McKinsey Global: “US health care could use Big Data creatively and effectively to drive efficiency and quality, we estimate that the potential value from data in the sector could be more than... [More]